National Association of Professional Women Inducts Vonnie Mikkelsen, Executive Director / CEO, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle

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Vonnie Mikkelsen selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

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“I’m pleased to recognize Vonnie with this important honor. Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.”

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Vonnie Mikkelsen as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in business. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 700,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to recognize Vonnie with this important honor,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.”

Vonnie Mikkelsen was drawn to the nonprofit world many years ago when she landed a job with an international membership association in business school accreditation. She discovered that the nonprofit sector was one that merged sound business practices with meaningful impacts. The combination of business and community development was exciting for her and she has continued her career and growth within nonprofit organizations.

For five-and-a-half years, Ms. Mikkelsen has been the Executive Director at Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce. Her most important responsibilities is to provide leadership, vision and oversight over a work program that maintains integrity of the brand and delivers key programs and services of value to members and community stakeholders.

“Witnessing key turning points and cultural shifts that empower those engaged and involved in the process is remarkably satisfying,” she said.

Ms. Mikkelsen would like to continue on a path of professional and personal growth in whatever allows her to best serve her community. As of July 2015, she will be relocating and will be the Executive Director and CEO at Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce in Springfield, OR.

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NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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