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!