Lesley Zemsky, the director of special events and projects for the Larkin Development Group in Buffalo, was honored Tuesday at the State Senate’s 16th annual Women of Distinction ceremony in Albany in conjunction with the state’s celebration of Women’s History Month.

Zemsky, who is president of the board of the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy and owner of Rockspring Designs LLC, which produces artwork and custom designs and illustrations, was nominated by State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Buffalo.