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21st Annual Athena Award Luncheon

About the Athena Award

The ATHENA award is presented to a person from our community who: • Has demonstrated excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession. • Provides valuable service by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community. • Actively assists women in realizing their full leadership potential.

The ATHENA Leadership Award was inspired by the goddess of Greek mythology known for her strength, courage, wisdom and enlightenment – qualities embodied in the ATHENA Leadership Model. The Award is unique both in scope – local, national and international – and the ATHENA mission upon which it is based.

---------- Our 2019 Athena Award Recipient

On Thursday, February 21st, we will be honoring Ginger Chinn with the Governor's Office of Economic Development as our next ATHENA recipient at the annual Athena Awards Luncheon at the Davis Conference Center.

Ginger Chinn serves as the managing director for urban and rural business services for the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). As managing director, Chinn directs a strategic growth plan for Utah’s industry cluster program and manages GOED’s eight rural programs throughout the state. Oversight of GOED’s business services, including Utah’s Business Resource Centers and the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers is also under Chinn’s direction. For the state of Utah, Chinn applied for and was one of four states accepted to participate in the Manufacturing Policy Academy.

Chinn was previously the vice president of external engagement and economic development at the Davis Technical College (DTC). In this role, she directed several areas of the college including Custom Fit Training, employer and continuing education and operations at the Davis and Morgan County Business Resource Centers.

While at Davis Technical College, Chinn played a key role in the development of the Utah Aerospace Pathways Program and collaborated with Hill Air Force Base in developing new training programs. She is a member of Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee and currently serves as honorary commander at Hill Air Force Base appointed by General Stacey Hawkins.

Chinn lives in Utah with her husband, daughter and two dogs. She enjoys running, hiking, traveling, reading, and learning about new cultures.

Chinn is very involved in the community at many levels and serves on many organizational boards Including: Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center Davis Chamber of Commerce Executive Board Utah Advanced Materials Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI) Davis Education Foundation The Women Technology Council Advisory Board The Family Owned Business Alliance The Society of Applied Manufacturers & Process Engineers (SAMPE) Davis Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors Manufacturing Extension Partnership Board Utah’s State Workforce Development Board

---------- Thank you to our Generous Sponsors: America First Credit Union Davis Technical College Chevron Davis Conference Center / Hilton Garden Inn

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Visit our Athena event registration page for more information.

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Davis Conference Center

1651 North 700 West
Layton, UT 84041

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Feb 21, 2019
11:30 AM
Feb 21, 2019
01:00 PM