|Scholarship Winner: Jeri Fowler, Washburn University Student|
Non-Profit Headliner Winner: Morgan Schaeffer (right)
|For-Profit Headliner Winner: Kelly Pierce (left) |
pictured with 2011 Headliner winner Mary Napier
Media Headliner Winner: Jessica Kellner (left)
pictured with 2011 Headliner winner Melissa Brunner
The third annual Topeka AWC Headliner Awards on March 7, 2012 recognized communications professionals who made a significant contribution to a non-profit, for-profit or media organization in 2011. At the Awards Luncheon, Topeka AWC also recognized its 2012-2013 Scholarship Winner, and all Top Ten Headliner Nominees were honored. Proceeds from the luncheon will be used for college scholarships for students in the communications field, professional development, and community investment projects.
Qualifying nominees had to be women communications professionals who live in Kansas. The woman had to have made a significant feat or made a significant contribution as a volunteer or employee of a non-profit, for-profit, or media organization during the 2011 calendar year. The nomination process was open to the public and membership in Topeka AWC was not required.
The awards selection committee was made up of current Topeka AWC members and members of the Springfield, Missouri AWC Chapter.
Congratulations to the 2012-2013 Topeka AWC Scholarship Winner:
Jeri Fowler, Washburn University Student
Congratulations to the 2012 Headliner Award Winners:
Non-profit category: Morgan Schaeffer, Kansas Family Partnership
For-profit category: Kelly Pierce, Advisors Excel
Media category: Jessica Kellner, Ogden Publications
Also, congratulations goes to all our Top Ten Headliner Nominees:
Rio Cervantes-Reed, seveneightfive designs
Tara Dimick, E2 Communications/TK Magazine
Jessica Kellner, Natural Home & Garden, Ogden Publications
Angie Marquart, jones huyett Partners
Jami Nichols, Valeo Behavioral Health Care
Kelly Pierce, Advisors Excel
Kari Presley, Kearney & Associates, Inc.
Morgan Schaeffer, Kansas Family Partnership
Julie Smrha, Easter Seals Capper Foundation
Lauren Tice, Speak, Ink LLC
Headliner Award Top Ten Nominees:
Left: Amanda Schuster, AWC President, announces the Headliner Award nominees and winners.
Right: Cynthia Stotlar was the keynote speaker for the event and talked to the attendees about the secrets to success.
Speaker Bio: Cynthia helped clients improve their bottom line with a mix of high value consulting and training services while with Creative Business Solutions, a Topeka-based HR consulting company she founded. Numerous companies have benefited from her approach and thousands of participants have attended her dynamic presentations full of fun and practical ideas.
Prior to founding Creative Business Solutions, Cynthia worked for large organizations in human resources, quality improvement, operations and training. With a Masters in Adult Education, Cynthia is certified as a Senior Professional of Human Resources. Cynthia has co-authored three books: Speaking of Success, Power Tool for Success and Career Compass for Woman plus countless articles. Her newest book hits the stores this spring and is entitled: A Caregiver’s Companion Spiritual Support for the Stressed-Out Soul.
After selling CBS, Cynthia now works at UMKC as their Talent Manager and is an artist in her spare time. You will see her work exhibited around town at the Topeka Art Guild, Warehouse 414, The Classic Bean, NexLynx and more.