Crown Point, IN – 2/21/19 – The Northwest Indiana Influential Women Association (NWIIWA) is pleased to announce that two regional leaders have been appointed to serve as chair and co-chair of the association’s awards banquet committee. Lisa Kuehl, commercial loan portfolio manager at Horizon Bank, will be the new committee chair. Barbara Belligio, president of Advanced Medical Placement Consultants, LLC, will serve as co-chair.
The Influential Women awards banquet celebrates the achievements of women that have redefined their companies, industries, and communities through their examples as leaders and innovators. 2019 will be the banquet’s ninth year with over 750 people projected to attend the typically sold-out event.
Lisa Kuehl has worked in the banking industry for over 12 years, beginning in retail banking and eventually transitioning to lending. Currently, as a commercial loan portfolio manager, her territory covers both Lake and Porter Counties. Kuehl holds an associate degree in criminal justice from Indiana University Northwest and a bachelor’s degree in finance from University of Phoenix.
“NWIIWA is important to me because it’s a place where women can safely voice their opinions, concerns, and ultimately grow as an individual,” Kuehl said. “It also gives women an opportunity to connect with other women who they may otherwise not get an opportunity to meet.”
Barbara Belligio has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare field, beginning with South Shore Hospital on the South Side of Chicago. Later, she would go on to start her own physician recruiting firm, Advanced Medical Placement Consultants, after recognizing a need for medical recruitment services in Northwest Indiana. Today, she recruits and sources physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants for hospitals and private medical practices.
“As a proud member of NWIIWA, I admire the association’s cause and passion recognizing so many dedicated women who so deserve the opportunity to be noticed and appreciated in Northwest Indiana,” Belligio said. “I want to encourage and mentor any women with dreams and a vision. It’s a beautiful thing when experience and passion unite.”