Golden Artist Colors President & COO Receives 2023 MACNY Transformational Leadership Award

November 21, 2023

Barbara Schindler Recognized for her Leadership in the Manufacturing Industry

We are incredibly excited to share that Barbara Schindler recently received the MACNY – Manufacturing Association of Central New York – 2023 Transformational Leadership Award!  The Transformational Leadership Award is given annually to someone who embodies the ideals of Living to Lead, such as exemplifying character, commitment, courage, competence, initiative, passion, servanthood, and generosity, all of which inspire others to learn and grow daily.  This year’s award presentation was hosted at the Live2Lead Broadcast in Skaneateles, New York. 

During the celebration, Schindler was recognized for her dedication to GOLDEN and all its employee owners for the last 25 years through her unwavering engagement and focus on all aspects of the business.  Jeremiah Micklas, Senior Buyer at GOLDEN, commended Schindler in his nomination for her “… willingness to listen, reflect on, and address employees’ ideas for improvements or concerns for shortfalls.”  Not only does Schindler strive to stay connected with all GOLDEN employees through various individual and group meetings, but she is also an active community member outside of the workplace, making her an exemplary role model for the Live to Lead initiative.

“Being nominated by Jeremiah warmed my heart, as we have worked together for many years now,” stated Schindler, “I am honored and humbled by the recognition from MACNY, and am looking forward to continue embodying the ideals of the Live2Lead initiative.”

While at the Live2Lead Broadcast, Micklas and Schindler had the opportunity to learn from world-class leadership experts in a variety of sessions. Live2Lead is a leader development experience designed to equip participants with new perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways that will leave them ready to implement new action plans and lead with renewed passion and commitment.

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MACNY, the Manufacturing Association of Central New York, aims to be the voice and business solution leader for manufacturing excellence in Central and Upstate New York. MACNY is the primary resource for products and services that assist members to operate more effectively and profitably, and their services include: advocacy and government relations, trainings and workforce development/grants, human resource services/consulting, and more. You can learn more about the organization by visiting

Golden Artist Colors President & COO Receives 2023 MACNY Transformational Leadership Award