Amanda Anschutz | Twenty under 40!

What is the best career advice you’ve ever been given? “Plan B and a good sense of humor.” This advice was given to me when I was still in high school, getting ready to start my first job at Freda’s Hallmark in Hartville. My mom, an educator for over 50 years, told me this as a reminder that there will be days I will want to throw in the towel and walk away, but those are the days that I need in my life to make me a better person and inspire me to press on. I still use this phrase today—it has reminded me to not always take certain things in my career so seriously.

39, Co-founder/President, Compassion Delivered

What is the best career advice you’ve ever been given?
“Plan B and a good sense of humor.” This advice was given to me when I was still in high school, getting ready to start my first job at Freda’s Hallmark in Hartville. My mom, an educator for over 50 years, told me this as a reminder that there will be days I will want to throw in the towel and walk away, but those are the days that I need in my life to make me a better person and inspire me to press on. I still use this phrase today—it has reminded me to not always take certain things in my career so seriously.

What advice would you give the younger generation when it comes to advancing in their careers or strengthening Stark County?
Finish. Finish everything that you’ve been given. Don’t let yourself be complacent and unwilling to learn. Once you stop, it will be so much harder to start again. If you surround yourself with individuals who will encourage, stretch and guide you, then you will be grateful for their influence.

“ ‘Compassion Delivered.’ These two words are not just the name of Amanda’s purpose-driven new business in Stark County. Amanda personifies compassion delivered in everything that she undertakes. It was Amanda’s ability to convey her passion and compassion regarding the safety and security of children that allowed her to build the strongest relationships (and successful sales programs) with school administrators throughout the U.S. with my company.” -Bill Cushwa

Education
• Lake High School
• Grace College & Theological Seminary, business communications with a minor in elementary education and social work

In the community
• Involved with the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Jackson Chamber of Commerce
• Served as president of the Jackson Belden Young Professionals from 2008 to 2014
• Member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Northeast Ohio
• Has been on the boards and committees of the following organizations: YWCA, Stark County Planning Commission, Young Professionals of Jackson Township and the Taste of the NFL presented by the Akron Canton Foodbank
• Actively involved with the North Canton Chapel
• Has volunteered for Domestic Violence Project Inc. events

Accomplishments
• Prior to launching Compassion Delivered, she was a vital part of National School Control Systems, LLC based in Hudson.
• While at NSCS, she represented the business throughout the country and was top sales associate for three consecutive years.
• With the start of Compassion Delivered, she was recently recognized by WHBC 1480 for tirelessly supporting Stark County residents in need.
• Progressive Auto Group and ystark! Young Professional of the Week, June 2017
• Jackson-Belden Chamber of Commerce Young Professional of the Year, 2012
• Share the Good Stark County 1480 WHBC Inaugural Award Winner
• Feature article for Compassion Delivered in The Canton Repository, November 2017
• Feature segment on Cleveland 19 News for Compassion Delivered, December 2018
• Co-founders of Compassion Delivered in About magazine, March 2018

Family
• Husband: Daniel Anschutz
• Children: Makayla, 13, and Lillian, 6
• Parents: Ted and Coni Dutka

Nominated by
• Bill Cushwa, CEO, National School Control Systems, LLC / Bearacade
• Daniel Anschutz, executive chef at Table Six and co-founder of Compassion Delivered

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass