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    Find out how tomorrow's leaders are taking the right steps today by building a dynamic and meaningful path that will continue to have a positive impact on the community.  These young professionals are taking strides to further themselves personally and professionally by showing initiative, determination, and commitment.  Join us to hear their stories of success. 

    Join us for breakfast, and to congratulate our 2017 Emerging Leaders:


    Tuesday, May 16, 2017  |  7:30 - 9:30 a.m.


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    Judging criteria includes:


    • Community Service Involvement

    Volunteer efforts; personal giving of time with or without an organization.


    • Professional Achievement

    Success in reaching specific professional goals.


    • Team Player

    Works to actively improve the team/group.


    • Leadership Traits

    Displays integrity, collaboration, commitment, inclusivity, accountability, and growth and results orientation.


    • Personal and Professional Development      

    Pursues educational opportunities and learning experiences.



  • 2016 Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County



    Anne C. Fahser

    Financial Advisor, CRPC - Investors Advisory Group
    Why she won: Anne went into the financial planning field with a desire to help others plan and secure their futures. When she joined Investors Advisory Group, she worked with her company to develop a career path pursing the necessary certifications and education required to advance. Her drive to give back carried over to her involvement on several boards and committees, such as PEO International, Shorehaven and Ambassadors of Giving, and involved the planning and coordination of a number of fundraising events.




    Andrew Gerbitz

    President and Founder - Andrew's Voice; Teacher in the Child Care  Center - YMCA Pabst Farms
    Why he won: Andrew started his own business, Andrew's Voice, which speaks to groups about having Down Syndrome and encourages the community to support people with Down Syndrome. He is one of only two individuals in Waukesha County with an intellectual disability to start their own business. He also teaches at YMCA Pabst Farms, and sits on a number of committees and the Board of Directors for the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin.


    Katelyn Nye  

    Product Research Manager - X-Ray - GE Healthcare
    Why she won: Through her involvement as Product Research Manager, Katelyn has been instrumental in sharing GE's research results, which found a new process that improved detection of lung nodules by 750%. Her involvement and speaking engagements created a ripple effect throughout clinics around the world. Having a pacemaker herself, she has been involved with a number of groups associated with Heart Disease, including Camp Odayin, Heartbeat International. She is involved with GE's Girls Program, and sits on the Board of Directors of GE's GLBTA for the Milwaukee Hub.  



    Mike Payne

    Commercial Account Executive - R&R Insurance Services, Inc.
    Why he won: Since joining R&R Insurance, Mike has dived into his new role despite being new to the industry, exceeding all professional goals set for him, as well as getting involved internally by joining the Lean Committee in reducing excess costs for the company. His community involvement includes chairing the Waukesha County Business Alliance's Economic Development Policy Committee, where he researched and benchmarked the county's economic metrics with comparable counties to identify ways to better advance Waukesha County. He is a member of the Alliance's Policy Board, the City of Waukesha Plan Commission and the Waukesha County Airport Operations Commission, and is currently running for Waukesha County Board in District 19.


    Justin Pinkalla

    Strategic Accounts Manager - Terex Corporation
    Why he won: Justin grew up on a farm and was adept at fixing equipment. After high school, he joined DUECO (now Terex) to use his skills to build and repair trucks. He began setting career goals for reaching certain roles in the organization; meeting and exceeding each. He was instrumental in redeveloping the work process for a more efficient workflow on the floor. Justin is closely involved with the local Humane Society, where he views himself as the head of maintenance, involving vendors and teammates in a number of projects that improve the facility for the staff and animals. He is also a point person for the Upper Midwest Great Dane Rescue organization.