We are so excited to announce MACNY’s 6th Transformational Leadership Award recipient.

John Maxwell often says, “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” Leadership is the catalyst that takes average organizations and makes them great. Leaders add value to their team, their organizations, and their communities. Transformational Leaders truly Live to Lead. They exemplify character, commitment, courage, competence, initiative, passion, servanthood, and generosity.

This year’s Transformational Leadership Award recipient has been nominated by one of her teammates for continually demonstrating the attributes of exemplary leadership, with an incredible passion for engagement within all aspects of the business. Her willingness to listen, reflect on, and address employees’ ideas does not go unnoticed by her team. She truly lives to lead by staying connected and informed about what the employees of the organization are experiencing, feeling, and working on in their roles and placing the team’s cumulative success at the forefront. Throughout her 25+ year tenure with the organization, she has certainly faced many challenges, but has exhibited insight, knowledge, and the attributes of a transformational leader to overcome and continue to lead her team to success. This year’s award recipient is also described as an avid supporter of community-based organizations, consortiums, schools, and municipalities.

With that, we are honored to announce Barb Schindler from Golden Artist Colors, Inc. as this year’s Transformational Leadership Award recipient.

Barb has been President, Chief Operating Officer of Golden Artist Colors, Inc. since 2001. Schindler joined the organization in 1997 as Controller and also served as Chief Financial Officer. She presently serves as Treasurer, Board Member, and Budget & Finance Committee Chair for ACHIEVE (Chapter of Arc NY), and also serves on the Finance/Investment Committee of the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts.

Barb was honored last Friday at Live2Lead in Skaneateles with almost 100 MACNY members. We hope you will join us in congratulating Barb.