Corporate and health care attorney Anne Breitinger was named “Business MVP” at the Manatee Young Professionals MYP MVP awards luncheon.The awards celebrate professionals in Manatee County ages 21-40 who demonstrate initiative and excellence in their careers, contribute time and energy in serving the community, and seek to support other young professionals through their leadership and advocacy.
The award categories included Business MVP Award, Entrepreneurial MVP, and Non-Profit MVP. Real estate attorney Amanda Tulldige was also a finalist in the Business MVP cattery. Blalock Walters was also named a finalist in the Employer MVP category, which honors a Manatee County employer who implements creative and intentional initiatives to attract and retain young talent to the region.
“The Business MYP MVP award honors an individual who has exemplified visible community leadership and professional achievement while working in the private sector,” said John Horne, award announcer. “This individual is growing their career while seeking to positively influence the dynamics of our growing region and supporting their peers.
Today’s winner is a young professional who has embraced the community since arriving in Bradenton. Friends describe her as genuine, ambitious, imaginative and team-oriented. Professionally, she is described as a leader who is always willing to accept additional work and a wonderful mentor to the summer interns that arrive every year. She volunteers with numerous non-profits including We Care Manatee, Cheers for Charity Women’s Giving Circle and Realize Bradenton, where she serves as the Chairman of the Board.
She is a role model for other young professionals showcasing how a successful business leader can balance a full-time law career, community volunteerism and motherhood! Congratulations to Ann Breitinger with Blalock Walters, P.A. “
Twenty years ago, the late president of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, Bob Bartz, decided that businesses and organizations needed to put a greater focus on recruiting and retaining young adults for the local workforce. The Chamber celebrated his vision with the inaugural award ceremony for the Manatee Young Professionals, a group of millennials between ages 21 and 40 that is now more than 400 members strong. Blalock Walters real estate attorney and State Rep. Will Robinson, said he appreciates that the group he joined as a young lawyer is a voice on issues such as affordable housing and water quality. “Bob Bartz would be very proud right now,” Robinson said. “It (MYP) was his vision.”