Board Members

Debbie Bennett, President

Debbie Bennett, a resident of Walkersville, has been a member of the Women’s Business Network for ten years, and serving on the Board of Directors for seven. Debbie is currently serving as President from 2020-2021.

Debbie is a growth development specialist for C Clark Consulting, a growth agency focused on inbound marketing. We help clients create an inbound strategy that is statistically proven to bring clients qualified leads and to help grow their business. Some of Debbie’s accomplishments is being Inbound Certified, Hubspot Sales Software Certified, Inbound Marketing Certified, and Inbound Sales Certified.
Currently, Debbie also has her own business as an Executive Consultant for Rodan & Fields skin care, the #1 leading skin care in N. America. She has been a consultant for three years and loves to educate people about good skin care.
Debbie currently serves on the Board for Women’s Business Network as President, a member of the Women’s Holistic Group, member of the Walkersville United Methodist Church, member of Success Champions, and a graduate from Leadership of Frederick, Class of Storms, 2019.

Always active in the community, Debbie served for fourteen years as the Head Cheerleading Advisor for Walkersville High School and Glade Valley Athletic Association. Debbie has been a representative for Mount Saint Mary’s University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2014. She has been featured as a representative for the Mount in the Frederick News-Post ads, Frederick Magazine, Mount Magazine and on the Mount Website.

Debbie and her husband Jeff have been married for 38 years. They have two children, Dr. Carissa Smith, a Pharmacy manager and Justin Bennett, a Cyber Security Specialist for OPM. The light of Debbie’s eyes is watching and enjoying her grandchildren; Camden, Lincoln and a new baby boy expected in April, 2021.

Cheryl DeArcangelis, Vice President

Cheryl has been an active member of WBN for over five years. She is a consultant with the #1 skincare brand in North America, Rodan + Fields. She loves being in a position to help men and women look their very best by using clinically proven dermatologist created skincare. She thrives in helping others learn and build their businesses.

Additionally, she is a Growth Marketing Specialist with C Clark Consulting. Her love of marketing developed when she was WBN’s marketing chairperson for three years. She loves being a part of the strategic partnership for companies who are frustrated with the lack of results from their marketing. She helps them improve profitability by increasing engagement, lead generation, customer acquisition, and retention.

Cheryl lives in Middletown with her husband and is the mother of four wonderful boys.

Laurie Sigsbey, Treasurer

Laurie is an assistant vice president with M&T Bank. She has over 40 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry. Her experience includes management, business and consumer accounts with a focus on lending, insurance and investing. Laurie’s desire is to help her clients achieve their dreams and financial goals while empowering and developing her staff to have the same passion with their clients. 

Laurie has been recognized for her dedication and commitment to her clients. Laurie is a recipient of the Chairman’s Council award, 4 time President’s Council award, “Be First” Award (peer recognitions), Customer Service Leadership award, Top Investment Sales, Top Cross-Sell award, 3 time President’s Club inductee, NCBS nationwide In-Store Banker of the Year award. Laurie stays involved in the community and served as President & Treasurer of the Frederick Nat’l T-Ball & Rookie League for over 8 years.

Laurie has lived in the Frederick area for over 33 years. She enjoys traveling, loves spending time with her family and friends and fulfilling her life-long quest of learning new things and developing her own life and purpose.

Dr. Deborah Morrone, Secretary

Dr. Deborah Morrone (generally known as “Dr. Deb”) has been living and practicing at Frederick Chiropractic Wellness Center since 2002.

I had always planned on a career in healthcare, but chose Chiropractic because of its proactive, “whole person” approach to improving health, instead of focusing on managing symptoms and disease with medication and surgery. I noticed this personally when I first saw a chiropractor for a shoulder injury when I was in college. One of the “side effects” of my treatment was a significant improvement in headaches and migraines I had experienced since childhood.

I take pride in learning as much as possible about those who seek my help to improve their health and maintain a healthy lifestyle. I enjoy taking care of people of all ages, and getting to know as much about your unique concerns so we can work together to get and keep you as healthy and active as possible.   I am constantly studying current research and learning new healing techniques in order to provide the best advice and options to my patients. Many of my educational pursuits have been guided by my  personal experience with illness and injury, and learning how to get and keep myself healthy!  In addition to traditional chiropractic care, my favorite topics include anatomy and neurology, nutrition, rehabilitation, and stress management.  

I love working with people who take an active role in improving their health, and I firmly believe in a “team approach” to healthcare, collaborating with other members of your healthcare team to help you achieve your goals.

As a lifelong nerd, I enjoy reading and travelling to explore new ideas and places. I make a point of finding ways to combine my nerdy love of continuing education and volunteer work with travelling to interesting places.  One of these ways is my involvement with ChiroMission, Inc. helping to organize over a dozen trips bringing chiropractors and volunteers to the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as raising funds for healthcare, education and housing there. I was also very fortunate to travel to Kenya in 2014 on behalf of the Fredericktowne Rotary to facilitate and oversee a water well project our club co-sponsored. I’m looking forward to using my experience to help grow WBN! 

Linda Payan, Marketing Committee Chair

I love everything about marketing, and I enjoy helping women feel confident, look sparkly, and build their business! It warms my heart to help another woman build her empire. I have enough energy for everyone in my family, and as a mom, to three boys, it comes in handy.

Twelve years ago, a customer thanked ME for showing her the jewelry. She purchased a dainty necklace and earring set that was simple, sparkly, and perfect for her shy yet fun personality. She told me that she wore it to work…and received multiple compliments ranging from, “Wow, you look great.” to “What have you done? l can’t put my finger on it…but you are glowing”. I share this because she went on to say, “Linda, I work in a barn and wear a flannel”

I was blown away that a simple necklace and earring set could set the course to change a person’s confidence. That was mind-blowing to me. After that, I didn’t want to stop helping people earn that little bit of extra confidence through simple style that I could provide. After earning titles like #1 in sales, #1 in recruiting/sponsoring, #1 team sales, Top 10% in Sales for the entire company, I became certified as an image consultant to offer my customers and teammates an abundance of style tips and information that will help them find and define their personal style.

Because when you OWN your personal style, you feel confident. When you feel confident, nothing can stop you from achieving your goals, whether in direct sales, owning your own business, or in corporate America. Achieve your dreams to Get Noticed and Get Promoted!

Community Involvement (Past and/or Present): Board member Association of Image Consultants International, DC Chapter; Elementary School Volunteer and PTA Board Member; Middle & High School Volunteer; Sunday School Instructor at St. Michaels Church; Meals on Wheels Volunteer; and Baseball Coach. Also, I run online jewelry fundraisers for organizations or individuals.

I own Complete Luxury – a Monthly Subscription Box for Busy Women (filled with accessories). Also, I am a Leader with Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski, a Swarovski company.

Lisa Duckson, Special Events Committee Chair

Lisa worked at the University of Maryland Dental school for 25 years. Six years ago, she left to start working with husband Steve and son Mike at the family business they started 14 years ago. She has loved working with their customers and learning about cars.

She has been married to Steve for 39 years, and they have two children Crystal and Mike, and granddaughter Madison.

She is involved in many organizations, Partners in Care, Suicide prevention, National Ovarian Cancer, and served on the Women’s Business Network board for several years and recently returned to that position. She is also a graduate of Leadership Frederick 2020 (thanks to COVID called the longest class ever).

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and horseback riding with her granddaughter, and creating stained glass projects.

Crystal Maguire, Member at large

I grew up in small town Alabama with two hard working parents, who owned their own business my entire life. I believe that you cannot buy the entrepreneurial spirit; it is in your roots. I was the first in my family to go to college where I earned both a bachelors and my master’s degree from Auburn University (WAR EAGLE!). Prior to opening Winsupply Frederick, I served as a Logistics Officer in the United States Army. I was introduced to the Win Family as the first female Manager In Training, a military veteran to local-company-owner program. I do not have a background in wholesale, sales, or electrical contracting prior to Winsupply. I do however, have strong background in honest, hard work, as blazing new trails. I fell in love with Frederick, so I decided to make it the location of my lighting and electrical wholesale empire!

Peggy Magnanelli, Programs Chair

I have been a resident of Frederick for over 30 years and just love this area! I got my start in the real estate industry back in 2002 as an administrative assistant. Shortly thereafter, I discovered that I didn’t want to work for the agents, I wanted to work for the clients. So, I became a real estate agent. I got busy drinking up all the knowledge I could so that I could position myself as a consultant, advocate and trusted partner to folks looking to buy or sell a home.

To this day, through classes, seminars, books and mentoring I keep myself on the cusp of everything real estate. I hold the CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designation which less than 4% of all Realtors in the United States has. I also hold the SRS,(Seller Representative Specialist), RENE (Real Estate Negotiating Expert) and ABR(Accredited Buyer Representative) designations along with the PSA (Pricing Strategies Advisor) , and MRP (Military Relocation Professional) certifications. I take great pride in these achievements for they allow me to successfully guide my clients through the process with optimum results.

I also, currently serve on the Women’s Business Network board of Directors as their Programs Director, I have served as the President of the Women’s Council of Realtors in 2012 and 2018, on the Board of Directors for the Frederick County Association of Realtors (FCAR) in 2012 and 2013 and have served on the FCAR Education committee and Affordable Housing committee for over 14 years. I was also on the Board of Directors of the Frederick Chapter of the American Red Cross and was a Red cross Volunteer for over 15 years. Serving with these groups have been phenomenal and have provided me with additional resources and influence the way I serve my clients.

I’m not the boasting kind, so please see what my clients have to say about me and their real estate experience overall.

“Unquestionable knowledge, insight and professionalism. I counted on her direction thoroughly, and she hit it out of the ballpark. I can’t recommend her enough”. Clark C

“We were first time home buyers and Peggy listened to us and helped us understand the process from beginning to end. We recommend her to all our friends”. Marcus C

If you want an agent that is educated, experienced and focused on your success, look no further than Peggy Magnanelli!

Karen Farrow, Membership Committee Chair

Karen Farrow is the owner and operator of Celebrated Events, a full service event planning company serving Frederick, Maryland, and the surrounding area. Celebrated Events maintains excellent business relationships with area vendors, and is a member of the Frederick Area Bridal Network. Over the years, she has coordinated a number of weddings, milestone anniversaries, birthdays, and holiday parties. Karen organized fund raising and other events for a private school, including their annual silent auction/galas and graduation ceremonies. She also planned their ground breaking ceremony when the school moved to a new, state-of-the-art facility in 2008. She currently serves on three boards, the Women’s Business Network of Frederick, the Frederick Area Bridal Network, and the Margaret Byrd Rawson Institute. Karen lives in Frederick with her husband, Jim, and has two adult children, Eric and Jennifer. She has three sisters and four brothers. She likes to hike, knit, and enjoys a good mystery.