Judith Hayner Lakeshore Athena winner

October 7, 2008
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GRAND HAVEN — Judith Hayner, executive director of the Muskegon Museum of Art, is this year's Lakeshore ATHENA Award recipient. The announcement was made today at the Lakeshore ATHENA Award luncheon at Trillium Gilmore Collection Banquet & Conference Center in Spring Lake.

The Lakeshore ATHENA Awards program is a collaboration the chambers of commerce for Grand Haven/Spring Lake/Ferrysburg, Holland area and the Muskegon area. Laura Duston, co-chair of the Lakeshore ATHENA Award program, said 17 women were nominated.

Recipients must be exceptional individuals who have demonstrated excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession, provided valuable service by contributing time and energy to improving the quality of life for others in the community, and actively assists women in realizing their full leadership potential. The Lakeshore ATHENA Award recipient is chosen by a selection committee composed of representatives from the participating Chambers and community business representatives.

Throughout her career, Hayner has worked with and on behalf of women as a mentor, role model and advocate, in positions including therapist at the University of Arkansas, executive director of Every Woman's Place, first female assistant superintendent for Muskegon Public Schools, and in her current position as executive director of the Muskegon Museum of Art.

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