AD’s Marisol Fernandez receives Impact Award from W.I.S.E.
By Kavita Sabharwal-Chomiuk
Marisol Fernandez, president of AD’s industrial & safety division – U.S. recently accepted the Impact Award at the October 2019 Industrial Supply Association’s Women Industrial Supply Executives (W.I.S.E.) Summit. This award honours commitment to advancing the development and influence of women in the industrial sector.
Fernandez is an original member of W.I.S.E. and has contributed to the organization by prioritizing new leader development, setting long-term goals and objectives to direct W.I.S.E. onto a new a more sustainable path, and driving recruitment of women for membership. She has held several leadership posts throughout her time at W.I.S.E., including serving on the education and development committee and as networking group chairman in 2018.
“Throughout my life, I can clearly identify the individuals who selflessly gave of themselves to support me along the way,” Fernandez said. “This group is no exception and my personal W.I.S.E. experience has been transformational. I would like to extend my thanks to all the W.I.S.E. leaders, council and committee members for your efforts in accelerating the influence of women in our channel.”
Bill Weisberg, AD’s CEO and chairman, said Fernandez has been an outstanding addition to ISD’s leadership team since she joined it in May 2019.
“It’s so gratifying to see an exceptional individual recognized for her commitment to developing the future superstars of this industry,” he said. “Marisol consistently lives our fundamentals in all her interactions, whether they be with the ISD-U.S. board, our members and supplier partners, her fellow associates, and in conversations with prospective AD members. On behalf of all our associates, I congratulate Marisol on a richly deserved award.”