Colleen Odegaard, Co-Host, Charlotte Today, WCNC TV and Kelly Mac, Host and Music Director at WBAV/V101.9-FM to Host 2018 Career Mastered Awards & Magazine Launch

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Colleen Odegaard to Serve as Awards Mistress of Ceremonies; Kelly Mac to Serve as Magazine Launch Mistress of Ceremonies; Celebration of Women's History and Women's Leadership

 An Evening of Elegance Charity will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on March 6, at the Foundation for the Carolina in Uptown Charlotte. Hosting the 3rd Annual Career Mastered Leadership in Action Awards and Career Mastered Magazine Launch are Colleen Odegaard and Kelly Mac, both veteran communications professionals.   

Colleen Odegaard is the co-host of Charlotte Today with Eugene Robinson. It can be seen weekdays from 11:00 a.m. to noon. The lifestyle/entertainment program features segments on health, fitness, beauty, finance and cooking, among other things. The show highlights the amazing people and places that make the Queen City so special. Colleen was the morning and midday news anchor for NBC Charlotte for more than 11 years. She says she loved her time behind the anchor desk, but she's happy to be sleeping in and hosting Charlotte Today. Colleen loves how television can touch people’s lives. She says, "We feature lifestyle segments. People always tell me how they learn something from the show. Whether it’s about a great new restaurant to try, how to choose the right shade of lipstick, or a volunteering opportunity in the community, I love bringing that kind of information to people.”

We're thrilled to have the amazing talents of Colleen and Kelly.

Lisa J. Lindsay Wicker, Ph.D., President & CEO

Kelly Mac is the new midday host and Music Director at WBAV/V101.9-FM since July 10, 2017. Mac most recently served as the Program Director and PM drive talent in Indianapolis. Prior to that, she served as a top-rated on-air personality from 2013 until November 2016. Mac's career includes Chicago, where she served as the midday host at WVAZ & APD for WGCI. Prior to Chicago, Kelly was a radio personality and assistant program director/music director in Philadelphia at WUSL and WDAS-FM from 2011 to 2013. She was recruited from Greenville, South Carolina, where she also served as the assistant program director and a top-rated on-air personality at WJMZ-FM from 2006 to 2011. In 2010, Mac was honored by the National Association of Broadcasters with the Marconi award for Radio Personality of the Year.         

Career Mastered is the leading Women’s History Month Awards honoring today’s women leaders, who take charge of their careers and their futures. Linwick & Associates, LLC., along with presenting sponsors Ally Financial, Worth Financial, Fifth Third Bank, Northwestern Mutual, State Farm Insurance, Oakland University and Beasley Media Group, will recognize amazing women across diverse industries who have made a compelling mark on business, and also launch its Premier Issue of Career Mastered Magazine, the voice to advance today’s global career woman.

“It is a powerful time to be a woman,” says Dr. Lisa J. Wicker, President & CEO Linwick & Associates and Career Mastered Visionary.  “We’re thrilled to have the amazing talents of Colleen and Kelly.  In alignment with the National Women’s History Month Project theme, Nevertheless She Persisted. we will  honor remarkable women who make a difference each and every day while inspiring future generations.”  Legendary Actress Denise Nicholas is the 2018 Career Mastered “Living Legend.”  For a complete listing of the Class of 2018, please log onto

To attend the celebration in Charlotte, seats may be reserved at  In addition to Detroit, Career Mastered women will be honored in Charlotte, NC on March 6 and New York City, NY on March 24th. Proceeds from this program directly support Excel Village, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide mentoring and scholarships for girls.

About the Career Mastered Leadership in Action Awards and Career Mastered Magazine

The Career Mastered Awards is the leading Women’s History Month Awards honoring today’s women leaders who take charge of their careers and their futures. The Award honors amazing women who have made a compelling mark on business and are exceptionally strong role models of what a woman can do. Established and presented in 2015 by Linwick & Associates, LLC. Career Mastered Awards celebrates and acknowledges the victories, challenges, and stories of the women who have helped to make our country what it is today. Career Mastered Magazine is the voice to advance today’s global career woman.

About Linwick & Associates, LLC:

Linwick & Associates, LLC is a global human resources consultant firm with offices in Metropolitan Detroit and Charlotte, NC. The mission of the company is to create organizational value through people. Its Founder, Dr. Lisa J. Wicker, is internationally recognized as a leader in human resources management with more than 30 years’ experience in organizational dynamics and change management across Fortune 500 Companies and Industries. She has been recognized by the Detroit News as one of the most successful women in Detroit. Corp! Magazine recognized her as top Diversity Leader in Michigan, JET Magazine recognized her trailblazing success, Black Enterprise recognized her as a leading Diversity Champion in America, The Michigan Chronicle dubbed her a Trailblazer and UPTOWN Professional Magazine named her one of America’s top executives.

Source: Linwick & Associates, LLC


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