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Former Nevada State Senator chairs 2014 Women of Achievement Luncheon


Keynote speaker author Lucille O’Neal

2014 WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT LUNCHEON NEWS RELEASE – The Nevada Women’s Fund has named Stephanie Tyler, Nevada state president of AT&T, as the chairwoman of the 2014 Women of Achievement Luncheon. The event is scheduled for Thursday, May 29, at 11:30 a.m. at John Ascuaga’s Nugget, Rose Ballroom. Author and motivational speaker, Lucille O’Neal, has been named the keynote speaker.

Once a Nevada State Senator, Tyler is now responsible for all external affairs for AT&T Nevada including state and local government relations, community affairs, regulatory and legislative activities, new technology initiatives and infrastructure investment. A political science major from the University of Nevada, Reno, Tyler spent the early years of her career working with well-known political leaders such as former Calif. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and U.S. Senator Paul Laxalt. Today, as the president of AT&T Nevada, Tyler works to develop and implement cohesive strategic plans to continue to expand critical technology infrastructure across the state and ensure an excellent customer experience for all of AT&T’s Nevada customers.

“I am honored to serve as chairwoman for the Nevada Women’s Fund 2014 Women of Achievement Luncheon,” said Stephanie Tyler, Nevada state president, AT&T. “Every day the organization exemplifies the mission of championing the educational needs of women and children to help them achieve success in their lives. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experiences with people who are making a difference in their businesses and communities.”

Having endured poverty, abuse, addiction and the illness of a child, Lucille O’Neal found the strength to fulfill her lifelong dream of achieving an education when she returned to school and graduated with a bachelor of science in business administration from the Adult Education Program at Bethune-Cookman University, and a master of arts in organizational management at the University of Phoenix. Most commonly known as the mother of one of the greatest athletes of all time, O’Neal is much more than “Shaq’s” mom. Through candor and humor, O’Neal will share her life story and the proof that it’s never too late for a new beginning.

The annual luncheon serves as a recognition event for women in the region for their professional, personal and community achievements. Honorees of the Women of Achievement Luncheon will participate in a morning of professional development and activities followed by the recognition luncheon.

Tickets can be purchased for $125 each or $1,250 a table. Sponsorship opportunities are available at $2,000. For more information about the Women of Achievement Luncheon, including nominating an honoree, visit nevadawomensfund.org or call 775-786-2335.

Established in 1982 the Nevada Women’s Fund (NWF) has been supporting women and families through the allocation of education scholarships to help northern Nevada women increase their chances for a self-sufficient future. NWF works to identify the issues that affect Nevada’s women and families and facilitate solution by recognizing and celebrating the outstanding achievements of women in our communities and providing them with the resources they need to become community leaders.

Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.