Chamber Honors 2015: Molly Anderson with Community Advocacy Award

Molly Anderson accepts Father Joseph L. Levesque Award for Community Advocacy
Molly Anderson accepts Father Joseph L. Levesque Award for Community Advocacy

Molly Anderson is a force for leadership development in our binational region. As executive director of Leadership Niagara, she transformed the 30 year old organization into the premier leadership development program in Western New York. It is a nationally award winning model for innovation and excellence, and one of the many reasons she is the 2015 recipient of the Father Joseph L. Levesque Award for Community Advocacy.

Molly’s passion for leadership began early in her career as program director of the American Management Association’s Operation Enterprise program. It was there she learned management and leadership principles from a worldwide faculty of CEOs which instilled in her the virtues of lifelong learning and best practices. For more than 25 years, Molly has served her community locally, nationally, and globally. She has supported numerous nonprofits as a board member including: Junior Achievement, Mount St. Joseph Academy, Buffalo Financial Plan Commission II, Buffalo Junior Chamber of Commerce, Hauptman Woodward Institute, and Shea’s Performing Arts Rising Stars. She was a charter member of the Buffalo Sunrise Rotary Club and charter member for the first charter school to open in Buffalo, King Center Charter School.

Molly was recently awarded the Michael Brundidge Community Service Award by the Main Street Business & Professional Association in Niagara Falls and the Association of Leadership Professionals “Excellence in Innovation” award. She was honored by Business First and Buffalo Public Schools with the “Pathfinder Award” for blazing a trail between business and education.

Niagara USA Chamber is now celebrating her accomplishments and others for excellence in business.
Honorees also include:
The Aquarium of Niagara
Trek, Inc. – Industry Insider Award.
Seneca Niagara Gaming Corporation – National Grid Green Manufacturing Award
Lockport Ice Rink & Sports Center, Inc. – Groundbreaking Award
Faisal Merani – Business Person of the Year
Yahoo – Business of the Year

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