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LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mowery & Schoenfeld, LLC is proud to announce that Ann Kidd, Chief Marketing Officer, has been named one of 2022 Crain’s Chicago Business Notable Community Development Leaders. This award recognizes leaders who have made a difference in striving to improve underserved communities, from those underrepresented in the industry to historically neglected populations and beyond.

In her role at Mowery & Schoenfeld, Ann focuses on marketing, communications and people strategies, including launching service lines, participating in M&A projects and internal branding. She also oversees the company’s employee experience, including active participation in recruitment, onboarding, training, employee engagement and events, surveys and rewards, and defining of goals.

Managing Partner Jeffery Mowery said:Ann brought unparalleled energy and passion to the firm. She acts as a mentor and advocate to uplift the young members of our organization. Ann is never shy about tackling tough issues to help us continue to grow in a way that respects our core values. We are very proud to have him on our team. »

As a strong advocate for women, Ann helped launch our 2020 initiative for women, Growth & Learning Opportunities for Women (GLOW). Ann recognizes the importance of providing women with opportunities to lead and grow and therefore prevent them from leaving their careers mid-career, a trend that is rampant in the accounting and finance industries. These efforts have helped our firm grow from zero partners to two and from zero directors to six.

She is actively involved in the Northern Illinois Girl Scouts, helping girls become the leaders of tomorrow. Most recently, Mowery & Schoenfeld opened its doors to host the inaugural Women’s Leadership Forum & Girl Scout Business Badge Bash. Ann created the Business Badge Bash as an opportunity for Girl Scouts to work directly with professional women to develop their entrepreneurial skills. This event brought together female executives in various industries and specializations to share their knowledge with company employees and Girl Scouts in Chicago and Northern Illinois.

In addition to her work with the firm, Ann sits on the board of directors of Arden Shore as Vice President of Resource Development. She is dedicated to helping rebuild families through foster care, home and community parenting programs, and mental health services. Ann began her journey with Arden Shore by sponsoring a holiday gift for a child and continues to build her relationship with the organization each year. She currently helps oversee outreach and event programming to raise awareness of the organization’s mission and essential work through marketing, communications and community engagement.

“For many years before Ann joined our Board of Directors in 2019, she was an exceptionally ambitious volunteer, intrinsically motivated to organize food drives and solicit donations on behalf of families participating in our Foster Care and Rehabilitation Program. family preservation,” said Dora E Maya, Ph.D., President and CEO of Arden Shore Child and Family Services. “Ann’s leadership, creativity and passion for community engagement expands Arden Shore’s ability to make the connections necessary for safer, healthier families in Lake County. Ann inspires generosity. We look forward to celebrating the phenomenal impact she will no doubt continue to have in the future.”

Ann shared that her passion for giving back comes from her late mother. “She taught me that we each have a great ability to give back. I always try to share small acts of kindness – a meal, a lunchbox note to my kids, a quick text to a friend. It may only take a few moments but, as we all personally know, it can have a real impact when you are going through a tough day. By working with amazing organizations such as Arden Shore, Mowery & Schoenfeld and Girls Scouts, I hope to help turn the sum of a thousand small acts, by dozens of individuals, into meaningful opportunity and change.

About Mowery & Schoenfeld

Mowery & Schoenfeld, LLC is an accounting, consulting and IT services company with offices in Lincolnshire and Chicago, Illinois. Comprised of 16 partners and more than 120 total employees, Mowery & Schoenfeld ranks among the top ten companies in Illinois. Our organization is focused on providing personalized service to each client and establishing a lasting and trusting relationship.

We take culture seriously by providing a supportive environment focused on growth. Through our M&S Cares program, we prioritize giving back and provide our team with opportunities to support our wider community. Mowery & Schoenfeld offers comprehensive tax, insurance, transaction advisory, outsourced accounting, wealth management, international integration, business advisory and technology services through our subsidiary Xamin.