A new book tells the life story of Amy Gannon, a Madison business leader and advocate for female entrepreneurs who died in 2019 in a helicopter crash while on vacation in Hawaii.

Gannon, who was 47 at her death, co-founded the nonprofit Doyenne Group in 2012 to mentor and support women starting their own businesses. She also served on the faculty at Edgewood College for a decade, including two years as interim dean of the business school.

“Amy: A Biography of Amy Gannon,” was commissioned by her husband Mike, whose 13-year-old daughter Jocelyn was also killed in the crash. He initially planned the book as a surprise high school graduation gift for their surviving son Aaron Gannon, who was just 16 when his mother and sister died.

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