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Wellbank Receives Prestigious Award from National Child Support Enforcement Association

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

YoungWilliams Vice President of Marketing, Mary Ann Wellbank, was honored by the National Child Support Enforcement Association (NCSEA) with the Kathy Duggan Memorial Award at NCSEA’s 2018 Leadership Symposium.  NCSEA President Diane Potts commended Mary Ann’s service to NCSEA, “I am extremely happy to present the Kathy Duggan Memorial Award to Mary Ann Wellbank.  This prestigious award is given only when an individual demonstrates the highest level of commitment and service to the child support profession represented by NCSEA.  Mary Ann has been a leader for many years in the child support community and has devoted so much of her time and talent to NCSEA including serving as its president, twice as secretary, director, Past-President Council, committee chair, and observer to the Hague Convention.  Mary Ann truly has made a difference to NCSEA and to improving the child support profession.  Congratulations Mary Ann.”

“I can think of no other person more deserving than Mary Ann,” remarked YoungWilliams’ President, Rob Wells. “She is an inspiration to us all, has done so much, and is genuinely committed to the children and families we serve. I’m proud to be associated with her.”

A past president and honorary life member of NCSEA, Wellbank has been involved with the child support program since 1991, when she began her child support career as Montana’s IV-D Director.  She later became the President of the National Council of Child Support Directors (NCCSD) and was elected to the board of directors of the Western Interstate Child Support Enforcement Council (WICSEC), where she was awarded an honorary life membership. During her tenure with NCSEA, she represented the organization as official observer to the Hague Convention on International Recovery of Child Support. She is co-author of a book with her colleague, Jeff Ball, entitled “The Insiders’ Guide to Child Support:  How the System Works.”  Wellbank joined YoungWilliams in 2006.