Leadership Wisconsin would like to thank everyone who nominated an individual, organization, business, and/or program. We received a total of 20 nominations, which is the most we have every received and are thrilled that so many of you took time to recognize those that have made a significant positive impact in Wisconsin – thank you!
For more information please visit Leadership Wisconsin’s Website
2013 Emerging Leader Award Winner and Finalist
The Emerging Leader Award recognizes an individual under 21 years of age who: has demonstrated impact on individuals, organizations, community and/or Wisconsin; inspires/engages other young leaders to get involved and make a difference; demonstrates a commitment to inclusion, diversity, collaboration, and civil dialogue; and shows evidence of commitment to future contributions as a leader.
Ryan Prom, 2013 Emerging Leader Award Winner: A youth 4-H Leader, Water Action Volunteer, National Honor Society member, and 2013-2014 Teen Court panelist, Ryan is described as a strong and loyal leader. He is known for his enthusiastic spirit and has demonstrated himself as a motivated leader with great potential.
Nash Weiss, 2013 Emerging Leader Award Finalist: A youth Teen Court panelist, County Partnership Council Vice Chair, and County Fair Association Youth Director, Nash is described as a dedicated and purpose-driven leader. He is known for encouraging collaboration and is a valuable leader committed to developing successful educational programs in his county.
2013 Collaborating for Transformation Award Winner and Finalist
The Collaborating for Transformation Award recognizes an organization or business who has demonstrated impact on individuals, organizations, community and/or Wisconsin; serves as an example for other organizations/businesses; demonstrates a commitment to inclusion, diversity, collaboration, and civil dialogue; and has an innovative approach to addressing issues and collaborating for transformation.
Boys & Girls Club West Central WI, 2013 Collaborating for Transformation Winner: Making a difference in the lives of over 300 young people daily, the Boys & Girls Club West Central WI, Baraboo/Sauk County has collaborated with other organizations to address issues of graduation rates and bullying in schools. They impact not only the youth club members, but the adults who mentor and encourage the youth, and the parents who know their kids are in a safe place each and every day.
Sharing Supper, 2013 Collaborating for Transformation Finalist: Serving between 200 and 600 people monthly at the Mauston High School, Sharing Supper is expanding into other communities. This 2006 Advanced Leadership Program project accomplishes community building in an unassuming way – by sharing a meal. Relying heavily on volunteers and collaborative partnerships, Sharing Supper breaks down economic and social barriers to promote civility and citizenry.
2013 Modeling the Way Award Winner and Finalist
The Modeling the Way Award recognizes an individual (any age) who: has demonstrated impact on individuals, organizations, community and/or Wisconsin; inspires/engages others to work towards common goals; demonstrates a commitment to inclusion, diversity, collaboration, and civil dialogue; and shows evidence of commitment to future contributions as a leader.
Jeanne Agneessens, 2013 Modeling the Way Award Winner: Described as a generous leader, Jeanne will be retiring as director of Leadership Green Bay this fall. She is a role model for others developing and administering local leadership development programs. Her compassion for those in need, her continual focus on diversity and inclusion and her firm commitment to a clean and healthy environment compel her to action where and when it is needed.
Greg Nycz, 2013 Modeling the Way Award Finalist: Described as a committed leader, Greg has been the executive director of the Family Health Center of Marshfield for 23 years. His passion is solving the dental health crisis for the people he serves by providing state-of-the-art, accessible dental care. He is a visionary leader who identified the need for a second dental school in the state, one that focuses on training dentists in rural care. His collaborative and non-partisan approach has helped him obtain federal and state funding as well as private donations.
2013 Shaping Wisconsin Leaders Award Winner and Finalist
The Shaping Wisconsin Leaders Award recognizes a Leadership Development Program that: has demonstrated impact on individual leaders, community, organizations, and/or Wisconsin; serves as an example for other leadership development programs; demonstrates a commitment to inclusion, diversity, collaboration and civil dialogue; and has an innovative curriculum that develops civic-minded leaders.
Community Leadership Alliance of Southwest Wisconsin (CLA), 2013 Shaping Wisconsin Leaders Award Winner: With over 400 graduates and 14 years of experience CLA has developed a reputation as a strong and effective leadership program. Supported through a multi-organization partnership and governed by a volunteer board of directors, the program’s impact was measured in an evaluation of 230 alumni. Of whom, 90% have become involved in community issues and 79% have helped develop a strategy to address an issue in their community.
Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG) and UW-Madison LaFollette School of Public Affairs Leadership and Public Policy Graduate Seminar2013 Shaping Wisconsin Leaders Award Finalist: Since 1999 the WWIG/LaFollette Leadership and Public Policy Seminar has assisted 260 women in the public and private sector with the goal of advancement in their careers. The 32-hour seminar promotes women’s participation in public affairs, providing participants with a unique variety and balance of educational sessions, networking and mentoring.
Congratulations to all of our 2013 Leadership Excellence Award Nominees and their exemplary Leadership!
Boys & Girls Club West Central WI Baraboo/Sauk Co.
Community Leadership Alliance of Southwest Wisconsin
Greater West Bend Leadership Program
Innovative Services, Inc.
Jackson/Monroe/Vernon County Leadership Program
Verona FFA Chapter
Wisconsin Women In Government
2013 Awards Review Team
Leadership Wisconsin would like to thank our awards review team for independently rating each nomination against the award criteria in order to determine our finalists and winners.
- Jason Gonzalez, Fitchburg City Alderman and Owner of Gonzalez Law Offices;
- Taylor Gregg, De Forest High School Sophomore;
- Jim Massey, Group IV Alumni and Editor of The Country Today;
- Rosemary Potter, Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Government Development at UW Colleges/UW-Extension; and
- Michelle Zahn, Group X Alumna and Owner of The Soap Lady.
The annual Leadership Excellence Awards recognize individuals, organizations, and leadership programs that have made a significant positive impact in Wisconsin. We celebrate people and organizations willing to roll up their sleeves, take initiative, and build capacity to solve problems in their neighborhoods and communities.
These awards are given at the Annual Leadership Conference. Click below to learn about each award: