2022 ATHENA leadership award

The Salt Lake Chamber has announced that Vicki Varela, Managing Director of the Utah Office of Tourism, will receive the 2022 ATHENA Leadership Award. The organization’s highest recognition for women in business, the national ATHENA Leadership Award, is presented annually to an active member of the Salt Lake Chamber who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in business. Each recipient must also provide valuable service by devoting time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community and assist women in reaching their full leadership potential.

In addition to the ATHENA Leadership Award, six women will receive Pathfinder Awards at the conference. The Pathfinder Awards are presented annually to community leaders who create new paths promoting the development and recognition of women in business. The six Pathfinder recipients this year include:

  • Heather Doggett, COO, Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
  • Marlise Fisher, Regional President, WaFd Bank
  • Natalie Kaddas, President/CEO, Kaddas Enterprises
  • Kacie Malouf, Co-Founder, Malouf Companies
  • Sui Lang Panoke, Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Zions Bank
  • Dr. Astrid Tuminez, President, Utah Valley University

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