National Association of Professional Women Inducts Kristen Donnelly, Ph.D., of Abbey Group Companies, Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle

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Kristen Donnelly selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

The most rewarding part of my career is service,” she said. “In research I get to serve my clients to be able to execute their business goals effectively and efficiently.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Kristen Donnelly as a 2016-2017 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in manufacturing. NAPW is the nation's leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members, a thriving eChapter and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to welcome Kristen into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.”

Self-motivated and driven to succeed, Kristen Nielsen Donnelly is a seasoned professional who has constantly set her goals to keep pace with her highest aspirations for personal excellence. Throughout her career, she has exhibited exemplary teamwork, expertise, integrity, and dedication.

Dr. Donnelly’s professional title is Director of Personnel and Research for Abbey Group Companies, which includes acting as Founder and Director of Abbey Research. For the last 25 years, she has played a role in her family business, a manufacturing company located in Philadelphia.

Dr. Donnelly has served in her current role since 2014. She is responsible for personnel matters, internal and external compliance, and directing their research division, Abbey Research. “The most rewarding part of my career is service,” she said. “In research I get to serve my clients to be able to execute their business goals effectively and efficiently, and in my personnel role, I get to serve our employees.”

Abbey Research performs custom research projects for small businesses and nonprofits, using surveys, interviews, and in-person observation to help companies identify customer satisfaction, employee retention, or any other matter the organization wants investigated.

The unwavering dedication demonstrated by Dr. Donnelly fully utilizes the aspirations for success that have earned her this recognition from the National Association of Professional Women, honoring her as an inspiration and a leader in her industry.

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