The Association for Corporate Growth’s Amber Landis was named one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A in a special report published by Mergers & Acquisitions magazine.
Alongside Landis, ACG Global’s vice president of public policy, M&A included a number of ACG leaders, members and other powerful women in the industry.
The list included Pam Hendrickson, COO of the Riverside Company and a former chairman of the ACG Global board of directors, along with two members of the ACG Global board of directors—Karin Kovacic, vice president of Alcentra Corp., and Gretchen Perkins, partner with Huron Capital Partners.
In a profile of Landis posted on its website, M&A noted her efforts lobbying in Washington, D.C., for policies favorable to middle-market companies. Landis joined the association in 2013 and is its first registered lobbyist. In October, she opened ACG’s first Washington-based office, giving the organization greater proximity to congressional representatives and their staff.
“There’s so much potential out there. There’s so many more ways that we can be effective and create good policies for the people that do the work of M&A professionals,” Landis told M&A.
M&A cited the progress women have made in the financial services sector, even as they continue to be underrepresented, and the scrutiny the industry has faced for gender discrimination.
“With this project, we hope to foster a sense of community and inspire the next generation,” the report’s authors wrote on the M&A site. //