Soaring Jet

ANOTHER Eastern Ohio success story. Maria S. Robinson Lefevre is certainly that as she has made a huge mark in Washington, D.C.

The Union Local High School graduate is the chief of the U.S. Government Printing Office. It is a job that brings with it never-ending responsibility. It is also a job which Lefevre obviously performs exceedingly well.

The Morristown native — the first female chief of staff for the GPO in its 150-year history — has been honored for her professional expertise. The former Lady Jets’ prep basketball standout pays major credit for her lofty achievements to her Eastern Ohio upbringing.

Lefevre was honored by the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The Stevie Awards pay tribute to women executives, business owners and entrepreneurs for making a positive impact in their profession. Maria received her awards at a Times Square banquet.

We extend our congratulations on a most prestigious award to a most impressive lady.

Despite all her success, Lefevre has remained well-grounded and has embraced her local roots.

It is refreshing to see that Maria recognizes and appreciates what an Ohio Valley upbringing has meant to her career.

She noted that she is proud to be “a coal miner’s daughter and that her family instilled the trust and work ethic” that help make her what she is today.

That is quite notable, being that the recent award she received called her “one of the top executives in public and private sector organizations worldwide.”

The Ohio Valley coalfields have produced countless gems. Maria S. Robinson Lefevre is undoubtedly both an Eastern Ohio and national treasure.