Annual Recognition Lunch
2019 Award Winners
Professional Woman of the Year
Michelle Huemoeller of Hoffman was named the Professional Woman of the Year by the Lakes Area Professional Women’s (LAPW) organization.
Huemoeller received the honor at the National Business Women’s Week luncheon at the Broadway Ballroom on Wednesday, October 23.
The annual award honors an LAPW member in the areas of her contributions to LAPW, how she has used her voice to advocate for women, professional accomplishments and involvement in organizations and community projects.
Huemoeller has been an essential person within the LAPW annual Empowered event. This event raises money for local students’ scholarships. Previously a style show, Huemoeller saw the need to change the event into one that focuses on personal and professional development for the attendees. Last year’s event featuring best selling author Rachel Hollis raised over $30,000 for local students to further their education.
Huemoeller is a graduate of Hoffman- Kensington High School (now WCA) and Alexandria Technical and Community College. She is employed as a Business Analysts at LGC Biosearch Technologies, formerly known as Douglas Scientific. When she took this role, she quickly got herself up to speed with the instrumentation at LGC which allowed her to really understand the business needs of the customer. According to her supervisor, Michelle is the “go to” person for her team, as well as other teams such as global service, marketing and engineering that has allowed them to better understand the needs of the customer. This has enabled the company to focus on customer service and hit crucial deadlines.
For Huemoeller, her professional life matters, but she still dedicates much of her time to her family and personal life. She is an engaged Aunt who attends as many events that her nephew and nieces are in. She loves to work in the garden, read, and has succeeded on perfecting her quilting and embroidery skills over the years.
“Michelle has been more than a co-worker for the last fifteen years, and I am not alone when I say that. She has touched the hearts of so many people over the years,” colleague Jennifer Wegner writes. “Not only at work, but outside of work as well with the committees she takes part in throughout the area. She is an honest, caring and loving person who wants to assist where she can. She is not one who flip flops on who she is week to week. I could go on and on about Michelle, but she is well deserving of this award.”