Leadership Award

2018 Recipient: Amy Anderson

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Amy Anderson is not only an active member of Management Women, she is a leader in our community, a mentor, and an inspiration to all who know her.  

Amy has accomplished much both personally and professionally.  On a personal level, she is very proud of her family. Her oldest son, Matthew, 31, graduated from medical school and is completing his last year in a residency program. Brett, 28, graduated from the University of Minnesota and is working full-time in Minneapolis, and Lexie, 18, is completing her first year in college in Minneapolis.  Todd, her husband of 20 years, owns his own business, Showcase Kitchens. Amy also has three grandsons.

Last year, Amy’s twin sister, Bonny, became partially disabled as the result of a brain injury.  She was going through a divorce, so Amy took her into her home after her discharge from the hospital and cared for her for six months. Although she never expected this extra responsibility at this point in her life, Amy says it forced her to slow down and appreciate the good things in her life. She feels blessed to have such a loving and supportive family.  

Professionally, Amy serves as Director of Provider Relations for WPS, a health insurance company.  She is building on her 15 years of experience in the insurance industry to negotiate contracts with hospitals, clinics, and individual providers.  Amy manages a team based out of Madison and a territory spanning two-thirds of the state. Her greatest recent accomplishment resulted in an annual savings of $2.8 million on a contract she renegotiated to achieve improved reimbursement on behalf of WPS’s members.

An active volunteer, Amy has served as president of Management Women, interim president of CASA, chair of the Women’s Fund Power of the Purse, Vice President/President of her church council, and chair of a fundraiser for the UW-Green Bay men’s basketball team.  She participated in the Junior Achievement volunteer teaching program, presenting “The Economics of Staying in School” to eighth graders and was a member of the Preble Optimist Club. In addition, Amy is a graduate of the Greater Green Bay Chamber’s Leadership Green Bay program.  

A 15-year member of Management Women, Amy is grateful for the relationships she has formed through the organization.  She feels she has grown both personally and professionally through her involvement and has conquered challenges through the mentoring and guidance of other members.

Amy also says that there is not a day that goes by that she doesn’t thank the Lord for her mother.  As a child, her mother instilled in her a strong value system based on faith in God. Amy has been a member of Ascension Lutheran Church for over 50 years. She feels blessed to be surrounded by others who are sharing the same faith journey,

A graduate of UW-Green Bay, with a degree in business administration, Amy believes that one should never stop learning, whether through education, career, or volunteer opportunities.  She plans to continue to improve the community around her, grow in knowledge through educational opportunities, and make a positive impact on those in need.

Amy offers this advice to a woman launching her career today:

  • There are absolutely no barriers to pursuing the career of your dreams.  The opportunities are endless, if you prepare correctly.
  • Find a mentor who can work directly with you in both your personal and professional aspirations.
  • Aim to achieve a balance of family and work life.  It will better prepare you to address challenges that arise.  

Amy, you are a true advocate for women and a strong leader who is admired by many.  Thank you for all you do for Management Women and for our community!

The Leadership Award is presented annually in June. This award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of a Management Women member. Nominees must be members in good standing for a minimum of two years. Any member who received the award in the past five years is not eligible. A panel of non-Management Women judges chooses the award winner.

Award History

Management Women, Inc. has been in existence since 1983 and we have been recognizing a member each year since the 1984-1985 fiscal year. Though the details are a little sketchy, it appears that five women received awards-Charlotte Danstrom received the Woman of Achievement Award; the Academia Award went to Mavis Kryzanek; the Corporate Award went to our first President, Dorothy Galiger; the Entrepreneurial Award went to Donna Floberg; and the Government/Nonprofit Award went to Sally Dodd. The following year, the name was changed to the "Award for Professional Achievement." In 2012 the name of the award was changed to the Nancy A. Felhofer Leadership Award.

Past Recipients
  1986 Dorothy Galiger
1987 Lois Lemke
1988 Nancy Armbrust
1989 Jan Campbell
1990 Cheryl Bousley
1991 Dee Geurts-Bengtson
1992 Jennifer Freweard
1993 Paula Fleurant
1994 Diane Roundy
1995 Carol Connell
1996 Cindy Treleven
1997 Sue Porath
1998 Nancy Felhofer
1999 Jane Seiler
2000 Carol Gibson
2001 Judy Johnson
2002 Jan Born
2003 Patti Bacher

2004 Elyse Stackhouse
2005 Sandra Hupfer
 

2006 Amy Graff
2007 Betsy Mitchell
2008 Dawn A. Collins
2009 Dottie Stepien
2010 Vicki Vannieuwenhoven
2011 Jeanne Stangel 
2012 Lorrie Blaylock
2013 Darlene Marcelle
2014 Heather Weller 
2015 Vickie Linssen
2016 Jenn Endries

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