Congratulations to the 2018 Tribute to Women nominees

Constant Contact.pngEach year, Waypoint upholds its rich tradition of recognizing women for their professional and volunteer contributions to the community through the Tribute to Women of Achievement event. Reflecting Waypoint’s mission of improving lives, these women are agents of change in the Corridor, whether it’s through innovation, organizational enhancement, leadership, personal life, or service to others. Their efforts demonstrate the positive influence and impact women have on our area every day. 

We are ever-grateful for their commitment to bettering the world around them. They truly embrace Waypoint’s vision of inspiring hope, courage, and strength in hearts of others, and are continuing proudly in the footprints of women honored in the 35 years before them.

Read the 2018 Tribute honoree bios.

Women of Achievement in Arts, Education, and/or Culture

Dr. Jan Handler - Provost, Mt. Mercy University

Ellen Kleckner - Executive Director, Iowa Ceramics Center

Marion Patterson - Instructor, Kirkwood Community College

Women of Achievement in Leadership

Lynette Bossler - Vice President of Corporate Operations, GreatAmerica

Erin Brokel - Program Developer, Kirkwood Community College

Tatum Buse - Vice President of Finance & Corporate Controller, Rockwell Collins

Kara Carlson - Community Banking Regional Operations Manager, US Bank

Julie Crockett - President, Mercy Medical Center Foundation

Mayuri Farlinger - Manger of Customer Solutions & Business Development, Alliant Energy

Amy Geiger - Vice President of Resource Development, United Way of East Central Iowa

Melissa Henderson - Owner of a start up company

Nancy Hill-Davis - Vice President of Human Resources, Mercy Medical Center

Jennifer Lawrence - Owner, Corridor HR Solutions

Karen McCusker - Environmental Health & Safety Manager, KapStone Paper & Packaging Corporation

Deann McDonald - Vice President of Human Relations, F & M Bank

Jenny Miller - Senior Director of Avionics Programs Engineering, Rockwell Collins

Wendy Nielsen - Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust

Cara Oldham - Human Resources Manager, RSM US LLP

Caitlin L Slessor - Attorney & Vice President, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll

Women of Achievement in Service to the Community

Teri Copler - Senior Benefits Specialist and Partner, TrueNorth Companies

Betty Ehlinger - Community volunteer & Short-term Project Employee, United Way of East Central Iowa & Linn Area Partners - Active in Disaster

Vicki Hughes - Volunteer Coordinator, First Lutheran Church

Amy Keltner - Coordinator, Jones County Volunteer Center

Cindy Sale - Co-Founder, Gems of Hope

Julie Schneekloth - Vice President - Director of Training, United Fire Group

Dara Schmidt - Director, Cedar Rapids Public Library

Cindy Theilen - Human Resources Assistant

Lonnie Viner - Executive Director, Cedar Valley Humane Society

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