Celebrating Excellence: Abbey Wink Receives 2024 NextGEN Exceptional Emerging Leader Award

Abbey Wink, a fourth-generation Montanan hailing from Eastern Montana, has made her mark in Billings, where she not only resides but considers home. Her unwavering dedication to purpose-driven living and her passion for serving others have earned her the prestigious title of the 2024 NextGEN Exceptional Emerging Leader, presented by the Billings Chamber of Commerce.

Abbey’s journey to this remarkable achievement is a testament to her relentless pursuit of excellence and her commitment to making a positive impact in her community. As an Employee Health & Benefits Consultant at Marsh McLennan Agency Northwest, Abbey is part of a renowned team that works tirelessly to provide innovative solutions for employers throughout the region. Her dedication to her work goes beyond mere professional obligation; it reflects her deeply ingrained values of integrity, empathy, and service.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Abbey is deeply involved in various community organizations, where she dedicates her time and expertise to causes close to her heart. Serving as the Chair for Billings NextGEN, Abbey is instrumental in fostering the next generation of leaders and driving positive change within the community. Her role as a liaison on the Billings Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors further underscores her commitment to shaping the future of Billings and supporting local businesses.

Abbey’s passion for giving back is evident in her involvement with organizations like the Women’s Network and her current board membership with Friends of Yellowstone Public Radio. Through these roles, she actively contributes to the advancement of women’s leadership and promotes the importance of community engagement and collaboration.

Despite her busy schedule, Abbey remains dedicated to her family, cherishing moments spent outdoors with her husband, Kyle, and their two children. Her determination lies in matching her words with actions, aiming to establish a legacy her children will admire. Abbey exemplifies that one’s personal determination is key to defining one’s own success.

Abbey Wink’s journey as an exceptional emerging leader is a testament to her unwavering dedication, resilience, and compassionate spirit. Her ability to balance professional success with meaningful community involvement sets her apart as a true role model for aspiring leaders. As she continues to make strides in her career and leave a lasting impact on her community, Abbey serves as a shining example of leadership excellence and dedication to service.

Recipients will be recognized at the 2024 Billings Chamber Breakfast on Thursday, April 25 at First Interstate Arena at MetraPark. The event will feature Andre Reed, NFL Hall of Fame Receiver, as the keynote speaker and be entertained by James Cunningham, comedian and television personality on Food Network.

This is the Chamber’s largest annual event and is presented for 2024 by Nonstop Local and Rubicare Health Savings Program. The event will run from 7-9 a.m. with doors opening at 6 a.m. with a buffet breakfast.

You can learn more about Chamber Breakfast and purchase your tickets here.