First off, congratulations to all our wonderful Women of Influence. Once again, this year’s class is full of women from diverse areas of our community, who serve as inspirations to so many and have the drive and will to be such powerful influencers. In the following section, you’ll find a story on each of these women and, on our website, their advice via video to young women. Let me also offer all of our readers an invitation to honor the class in person at our Women of Influence event – a fantastic opportunity to hear from the honorees themselves about how they became such influential women. So congratulations again to the 2011 class, and I look forward to meeting each of you at the event.

– Chris Conetzkey, editor of the Business Record


Meet the 2011 Class:

Women Business Owner of the Year:
J. Ann Selzer
President, Selzer & Company Inc.
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Women of Influence Winners:


Kim Butler
Managing Director, The Private Bank
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Shannon Cofield
President, United Way of Central Iowa
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Joyce Feddersen
Mental health therapist (recently retired), Mercy Behavioral Health Clinic
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Peggy Fisher
Co-owner, The Stelter Co.
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Connie Isaacson
Owner, Isaacson Consulting LLC
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Joanne Mahaffey
Volunteer, Iowa Lutheran Hospital, other organizations
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Lorraine May
Shareholder, Hopkins & Huebner P.C.
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Wendy Waugaman
President and CEO, American Equity Investment  Life Insurance Co.
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Teri Wood TeBockhorst
Vice president of marketing, Iowa Lottery
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