Nancy Collat Goedecke Honored As Outstanding Woman For 2015
One of Mayer’s family owners was recently honored when she was one of seven women awarded the University of Alabama Birmingham Outstanding Women for 2015. The UAB Commission on the Status of Women presents the awards annually during Women’s History Month to honor women in the UAB and Birmingham communities who have mentored or served other women, taken a courageous stance, or overcome adversity to achieve a goal. Nance Collat Goedecke, Mayer’s Chairman and CEO, received the Outstanding Woman in the Community Award based on the nominations by the UAB faculty, staff and students, Birmingham residents, mentors and others from around the country and are selected by a committee of the university and community women.
Nancy has been involved with volunteer service and philanthropy for more than 20 years, working with more than 25 nonprofit and civic groups. Many of these are solely devoted to helping women in the community. She uses her role as a community leader to work on the behalf of women for social and economic change in Alabama, supporting the UAB Collat School of Business and contributing to the building of the Women and Infants Center. She has also been involved with the local YWCA, Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama and Pathways of Birmingham, among other nonprofit organizations. Not only does she invest an inordinate amount of time in service to our Birmingham community, Nancy also directs her attention to the communities in the other 10 states where the company is growing.