SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (August 28, 2018) – The Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-standing statewide business association, has announced Cindy Crane, president and CEO of Rocky Mountain Power, as the 2018 ATHENA Leadership Award recipient. The ATHENA Leadership Award is a prestigious national award presented annually to an active member of the Salt Lake Chamber who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in business. Each recipient must also provide valuable service by devoting time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community and assist women in reaching their full leadership potential.
“Cindy is a thoughtful and impressive leader who has done much for the business community, whether it is modernizing Utah’s tax code or improving our air quality,” said Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance. “Cindy is also a staunch advocate for her employees; from helping to open an on-site health clinic to being available as a mentor. Cindy’s example of volunteer service motivates others to follow in her footsteps and have an impact on their community. We could not be more delighted to honor her as the newest ATHENA.”
Cindy Crane is the CEO of Rocky Mountain Power. She is responsible for the company’s transmission and distribution operations, customer service, regulatory and legislative affairs in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. Crane is also responsible for PacifiCorp’s coal fueling and mining operations as well as thermal generation operations.
She joined PacifiCorp in 1990 and served in a variety of positions, including director of business systems integration, managing director of the company’s regional transmission project and managing director of the major issues program. Crane also managed the company’s integration following its acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway Energy. She then served as vice president of strategy and division services for PacifiCorp Energy, where she provided leadership in the development of the company’s coal supply and renewable energy strategies.
“Every day I wake up with the same mission: To make a difference in the lives of my employees, customers and communities through my leadership,” said Crane. “I am truly honored and humbled to join an amazing group of Utah women leaders to receive the Salt Lake Chamber’s 2018 ATHENA Award.”
Crane currently serves on the Wyoming Energy Resources Council and several boards including Envision Utah, Utah Sports Commission, EDCUtah, National and Utah Mining Associations, and Salt Lake Chamber. She also dedicates her time to others within the company through formal and informal mentoring.
The ATHENA Leadership Award will be officially presented to Cindy Crane at the 42nd Annual Women & Business Conference and ATHENA Awards Luncheon on November 16, 2018 at the Grand America Hotel.
In addition to the ATHENA Leadership Award, six women will receive Pathfinder Awards at the conference. The Pathfinder Awards are presented annually to community leaders who create new paths promoting the development and recognition of women in business. The six Pathfinder recipients this year include the following:
- Kristen Cox, executive director, Governor’s Office of Management & Budget
- Katie Holland, president, Illuminate
- Dr. Donna Milavetz, CEO, OnSite Care Clinics
- Hollie Pettersson, partner, Cicero Group
- Amanda Smith, counsel, Holland & Hart, LLP
- Emily Wright, founding executive, doTERRA International
For more information: http://slchamber.com/ATHENA/
ABOUT THE CHAMBER
The Salt Lake Chamber is Utah’s largest and longest-standing business association. A statewide chamber of commerce with members in all 29 Utah counties, the Chamber represents the broad interests of the state’s 63,000-plus employers, which employ more than 1.4 million Utahns. This includes thousands of Chamber members and their employees. With roots that date back to 1887, the Chamber stands as the voice of business, supports its members’ success and champion’s community prosperity.
ABOUT THE ATHENA
The ATHENA Leadership Award is a prestigious national award presented annually to an active member of the Salt Lake Chamber who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in business, provides valuable service by devoting time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community, and assists women in reaching their full leadership potential.
Established in 1982 in Lansing, Michigan, the ATHENA Award ®Program is now administered from its Chicago, Illinois headquarters and boasts over 300 active communities in the United States, Canada, China, Russia and the United Kingdom. More than 5,000 individuals representing a wide variety of professions and businesses have received the ATHENA Award. Presented by local host organizations in partnership with ATHENA’s national underwriters, local businesses and individual sponsors the award practically demonstrates the quote from Plato, “What is honored in a country will be cultivated there.” The award takes the form of a hand-cast bronze sculpture symbolizing the strength, courage and wisdom of the recipient.