Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp named ‘Woman of Influence’ by Milwaukee Business Journal

Amy Lovell joins Hossenlopp in class of 2020 honorees

Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice president of research and innovation, has been named one of Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2020 Women of Influence, a list of 30 prominent business and community leaders from southeastern Wisconsin. Hossenlopp was one of three women in the “Innovation” category of the award.

Women of Influence are leaders within Milwaukee’s professional community. Whether they work in public policy, entrepreneurship, community engagement or research – these women have grown businesses, created products and made southeastern Wisconsin a great place to live and work.

This is the 20th year of the award. The Business Journal received nearly 200 nominations for this year’s program, one of the highest totals they have ever received for this popular awards program.

Along with the other winners, Hossenlopp will be honored in a special section of the Business Journal’s July 31 issue and at a Sept. 24 awards event.

“Chemistry — Dr. Hossenlopp’s stock-in-trade — is a discipline of patience and process, but it is also one that requires vision and imagination. It is through these traits that she has led Marquette University forward as one of our city’s important partners in advancing the ideas and programs that will shape Milwaukee’s future,” President Michael R. Lovell said.

In Hossenlopp’s current role, she leads growth in campus research and scholarship and works to build an inclusive culture of innovation. She oversees work in the Office of Research Compliance, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the 707 Hub, the Institute for Women’s Leadership (including the Women’s Innovation Network), the research facility in the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center and Marquette’s presence in the Global Water Center.

Hossenlopp also directs Marquette’s participation in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeastern Wisconsin as a co-principal investigator on the National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Awards program, is on the board of the Milwaukee Regional Innovation Center, and is a member of the U.S. Council of Competitiveness’ Technology Leadership and Strategic Initiative. She is member of TEMPO Milwaukee and serves on the TEMPO Women’s Affinity Alliance advisory committee.  This past year Hossenlopp led a team of Marquette colleagues who received a $1M grant from the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE program to promote inclusive faculty success in the disciplines that NSF supports.

Amy Lovell among 2020 honorees
Amy Lovell, president of REDgen, was also named a 2020 Woman of Influence in the “Inspiration” category. REDgen (Resilience through EDucation for a new generation) is a non-profit organization committed to working across systems to promote balance and resiliency in the lives of youth and families.

Mental health has always been important to Lovell and is the central mission of REDgen – advocating for youth mental health and well-being. Lovell is also co-founder and a steering committee member of Scaling Wellness in Milwaukee (SWIM), which seeks to increase strategic partnerships between local service providers addressing generational trauma in Milwaukee.

Learn more about the Women of Influence Awards.