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Today’s spotlight: Nicole Maas
Vice president of marketing and communications
Maas is active in the community through her work with Valley Partnership, American Heart Association and the current chairperson of HonorHealth Desert Mission. She has an MBA and was a a member of the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point fastpitch softball team, national champion in 1998 and team captain.
Lesson learned in 2020: “The pandemic really showed the definition of grace and leadership. I always thought a tough shell was the only way to lead but it is not, being vulnerable and being human can create much deeper connections. I have learned to lead with much more grace.”
Source of pride: “Pre-2020, I would have proudly talked about some of our biggest project wins but making it through the last 15 months with a strong business plan and incredibly high performing team (many I have not physically seen in over a year) is really what gives me the most pride.”
Surprising fact: “I am a proud born and raised cheesehead from a town of 1,200 people with no stop lights.”