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 RecipientOn Thursday, February 21st, 2019, we will be honoring Ginger Chinn with the Governor's Office of Economic Development as our next Athena recipient at the annual Athena Award 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
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gingerchinn/
Sponsorship OpportunitiesThe Athena Award Program makes good marketing sense. Your participation sends a clear message that your business is dedicated to improving the quality of your community by identifying and honoring its leaders—both women and men.
Athena recipients have exceptional characteristics. Your participation associates you with excellence. Your organization benefits through:
- Improving visibility through sponsorship.
- Building relationships with prominent members of your community.
- Creating a partnership that connects your organization with a prestigious women’s leadership program.
- Earning credibility with women by honoring dynamic leaders.
- Receiving recognition for your organization and community in Athena publications.
- Increasing membership and contributions as the word spreads that you support women’s initiatives.
To sponsor this event, click on REGISTER NOW above and choose the sponsorship level you would like. If you have any questions please contact us at 801-593-2200.
Thank you to our Generous Sponsors
America First Credit Union
Davis Technical College
Davis Conference Center / Hilton Garden Inn