Twenty leaders nominated for Champions of Change Awards

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A diverse group of twenty local leaders and mentors have been nominated for the inaugural Champions of Change Awards. The awards, which will be distributed at a luncheon on April 24, aim to celebrate those who mentor and empower women in Allen County.

“These nominees all deserve to be recognized. Each one of them makes an incredible difference by providing opportunities, encouragement, and a strong support system to the women in our community,” said Brenda Gerber Vincent, VP of community and corporate impact at Greater Fort Wayne Inc.  “We’re proud to use the Champions of Change Awards to highlight these individuals and the impact they make every day.”

The awards will be given each year by the GFW Inc. Women’s Network to two extraordinary individuals from Allen County—one female and one male.

The nominees for 2019 are:

Tomi Cardin
Redemption House Ministries
Janell Lane
Parkview Health
John Dortch
Preston Joan Group
Wendy Moyle
Shindigz
Amy Hanna
RespectTeam
Vivian Purvis
Community Leader
Andie Hines
Own Your Success
Dawn Rosemond
Barnes & Thornburg
Michelle Hipskind
SYM Financial Advisors
Barry Schrock
Summit Consulting & Coaching
Jere Johnson
Indiana Wesleyan University
John Stafford
Community Leader
Jim Johnson
3 Rivers Federal Credit Union
Holly Wenning
Southwest Allen County Schools
Ashley Jylland-Hade
Believe in a Dream
Leann White
Independent Honda
Shelly Koelper
Paul Davis
Marshall White
Unity Performing Arts Foundation
Aaron Lane
Parkview Health
Paige Wilkins
Healthier Moms and Babies

The GFW Inc. Women’s Network will host the Champions of Change Awards luncheon on April 24 at The Charles Fort Wayne, where all nominees will be recognized for their contributions to the community. Tables and individual admissions are available; to learn more and to register, visit the Champions of Change event page.

About Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. serves Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana, as its primary point of contact for economic growth. GFW Inc. focuses on prosperity and community vibrancy through economic development, advocacy, programs and resources that support business success, leadership development, graduate retention and community engagement.