Pictured from left: Lauri Isaacson, WPPI Energy assistant vice president of member relations, and Nancy Johnson, Algoma Utilities office manager/accountant.

Nancy Johnson, office manager/accountant at Algoma Utilities, recently received WPPI Energy’s Shining Star Award. The award was presented Oct. 18 by Lauri Isaacson, WPPI Energy assistant vice president of member relations, during a utility commission meeting.

The award recognizes a WPPI Energy member utility manager or employee who has shown notable growth and leadership over the past year, often goes above and beyond the call of duty, provides a positive example for others and helps to further the utility’s goals and values. Johnson was selected for her leadership in several areas that are crucial to the function of the electric utility as well as her can-do attitude.

As office manager/accountant, Johnson is responsible for the utility’s financial functions and office operations and procedures. She shares her experience and expertise with other locally owned utilities across the state as a member of the Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin’s Accounting and Customer Service Committee. She also provides important insights as a participant in various City of Algoma committees.

Utility officials said Johnson often goes above and beyond her job responsibilities, managing human resource and information technology duties in addition to her assigned responsibilities.

“Nancy is willing to do whatever is necessary to contribute to the success of the utility, even beyond her job responsibilities. She works countless hours for the benefit of the utility, employees, and commissioners,” said General Manager Peter Haack.

Her colleagues also indicated that she helps make Algoma Utilities a better place to work through her positive attitude and hard work. They are also encouraged by her can-do spirit.
(Story by Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce)