Chamber recognizes 4 WKU alumni with top annual awards
The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce recently recognized four WKU alumni as recipients of the organization’s top volunteer awards.
WKU Alumni Association Annual Member Janette Boehman (’80) was named the Chamber’s Ambassador of the Year. Boehman, who received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from WKU, is a Marketing Consultant/Local Account Executive at WBKO Channel 13. The Chamber’s Ambassadors assist in recruitment events, mentor new partners and extend goodwill throughout the community.
Steve Davis (’91) was named the Chamber’s Board Volunteer of the Year. Davis, an agent with Crye*Leike Executive Realty, earned a degree in General Studies from WKU. The Chamber’s Board serves as the governing body of the Chamber and provide guidance for the organization’s strategic direction.
Derek Clemons (’99, ’02) was honored as the Chamber’s Volunteer of the Year, an award whose recipient is chosen from among the hundreds of overall volunteers at the Chamber. Clemons received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology in 1999 and a Master of Business Administration in 2002. He is Vice President and General Manager of Stupp Bridge Company.
Alumni Association Annual Member Katie Davenport (’12) was recognized as the BYP! Young Professional of the Year. BYP! (the Bowling Green Young Professionals) is designed to attract, retain, and connect young talent in the community while engaging and empowering the next generation of business and community leaders to actively shape the Bowling Green area. Davenport received a degree in Hospitality Management from WKU in 2012. She is the Sales Coordinator at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott.
“The level of success our organization achieves would not be possible without the loyalty and service from our dedicated volunteers,” said Chamber Board Chairman and Alumni Association Lifetime Member Robbin Morrison Taylor (’90, ’97), who serves as WKU’s Vice President of Public Affairs. “These volunteers consistently go beyond their normal duties to support the Chamber and give back to the community. We’re extremely lucky to have such a loyal volunteer base.”
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