SOURCE: Ward Williston Oil Company

Ward Williston Oil Company

April 02, 2012 11:37 ET

Laurie Cunnington, President of Ward Williston Oil Company, Ranked #1 Top 50 Female Business Owners

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI--(Marketwire - Apr 2, 2012) - Laurie Cunnington, President and owner of Ward Williston Oil Company, has been named number one out of the top 50 female business owners in North Dakota where a large number of her company's oil fields are located. This award, presented by, recognizes Cunnington's distinguished achievements and ranks her as one of the top female entrepreneurs in the country.

"I was thrilled when I got the news and very honored that they ranked me as number one. I have always believed in women as a powerful force in our economy and I am pleased that recognizes the important contributions we make in the world," said Cunnington.

Laurie led her company to dazzling heights, including winning the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America for a 426.6% increase in revenue. She has received numerous awards and commendations both for her business achievements and her charitable endeavors, including Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and being selected as one of DBusiness' Powerful Women.

"It is my hope that this recognition will help lead the way and guide the next generation of women business leaders in America," said Cunnington.

Laurie is a dynamic, sought after speaker with a proven record of exceptional philanthropic generosity. She shares her experiences and expertise regarding entrepreneurship, women in business, philanthropy and corporate giving.

Ward Williston Oil Company has corporate offices in Michigan with operations in North Dakota, Colorado and Michigan. In addition to this prestigious award, ranked Laurie's company as number one in the top 50 privately held businesses in North Dakota.

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