Amy Kay, public relations coordinator at Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s Springfield, Ill., headquarters, received the Certified Communications Professional (CCP) designation from the Association for Women in Communications (AWC) Matrix Foundation. Kay has a bachelor’s degree in communications and political science from Iowa State University. In 2011, The Springfield Business Journal in Springfield, Ill., named Kay to the publication’s “Forty Under 40” list, which features 40 individuals younger than 40 in Springfield and its surrounding areas. The individuals are selected based on their contributions to the local business community and the community in which they live.
She is a member of AWC, for which she was a judge for the national organization’s 2010 Clarion Awards Program and the Springfield, Ill., chapter’s vice president of programs from 2009 to 2011. She is a graduate of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Springfield.