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The Nevada Women’s Fund names Glenn as Chair of Salute to Women of Achievement

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The Nevada Women’s Fund (NWF) has named Valerie Glenn, CEO of The Glenn Group, as the chairwoman of the 2012 Salute to Women of Achievement event scheduled for May 31, 2012 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget.

The 20th annual Salute to Women of Achievement is NWF’s signature event that honors women of the region nominated in recognition for their professional, personal and community achievements. Honorees attend the luncheon as well as participate in professional development activities.

This year marks the second time Glenn will serve as chairwoman; she served in 1993. As a long-time business and community leader in Nevada, Glenn has also served as chairman of the board of the following organizations: Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), Nevada Museum of Art, Nevadaworks, University of Nevada College of Business Advisory Board, Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce, WIN and the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Inaugural Luncheon. Glenn is currently a member of the board of the International Women’s Forum of Nevada and serves on the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, Reno/Tahoe International Airport’s Air Service Task Force, the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism Dean’s Council and the board of EMPLOYERS Holdings, Inc. (EIG on the NYSE).

Glenn’s accomplishments in advertising, public relations and beyond have been widely recognized, including being named Master Entrepreneur of the Year by the Business Report, Marketer of the Year by the American Marketing Association, Thomas C. Wilson, Lifetime Achievement Award by the Advertising Association of Northern Nevada, co-Advertising Person of the Year by the Reno Ad Club, Ad Woman of the Year by Reno Women in Advertising, Hall of Fame recipient from the Public Relations Society of America (Sierra Nevada Chapter), the Junior Achievement Business Leaders Hall of Fame award, Girl Scouts of the Sierra Women in Leadership award and the Raymond I. Smith Civic Leader of the Year Award by the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce.

For information on the 2012 Salute to Women of Achievement event, including nominating an honoree, contact the NWF at 775-786-2335.

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