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Anchorage ATHENA Society Recognizes Margie Brown as 2012 ATHENA Award Recipient

Margie Brown, CEO of CIRI, and Chuck Coleman, general manager of Infiniti if Anchorage

Margie Brown, CEO of CIRI, and Chuck Coleman, general manager of Infiniti if Anchorage

PHOTO: Anchorage Chamber of Commerce

Anchorage, AK- At the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce's 18th annual Anchorage ATHENA Society Award Luncheon this afternoon, Margie Brown, CEO of Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI), received a standing ovation from a crowd of more than 600 to receive the 2012 ATHENA Award.

During the luncheon, eleven women were also recognized and inducted into the Anchorage ATHENA Society, a program of the Anchorage Chamber, for their efforts in community service, business excellence and commitment to elevating women in business.

"We are proud to pay tribute to some of Anchorage's pioneers in business, community service and personal accomplishment," said Anchorage Chamber president, Sami Glascott. "The Anchorage ATHENA Society continues to thrive with strong leaders and Margie is someone who easily exemplifies all the tenets of the International ATHENA Leadership model."

For the past 18 years, the Anchorage ATHENA Award has been given to an Anchorage ATHENA Society member during its annual luncheon for his or her demonstration of excellence, distinguished career, tireless efforts to give back to the community and encouragement of women in their business and professional endeavors.

With the theme of "Pay it Forward," inspiring keynote addresses were delivered by Anchorage School District superintendent Carol Comeau and Arianna Cocallas, Service High School student body president.

As the 2012 recipient of the Anchorage ATHENA Award, Brown has been awarded a one-year lease on a blue 2011 Infiniti G25-X sports sedan, courtesy of Morrison Auto Group.

The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, member-driven business organization with nearly 1,100 members representing 63,000 employees.  For businesses interested in membership, annual fees are based on the type of organization and number of full-time year-round employees.  More information about the Anchorage ATHENA Society is available on its website at Anchoragechamber.org or by calling (907) 272-2401.

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