The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA), Emerald Coast Chapter announced Lori Ogles as their 2020-21 Woman of the Year. The chapter hosted the annual Woman of the Year celebration during their monthly meeting at The Event Room in Fort Walton Beach.
Woman of the Year is a long-standing tradition in ABWA to recognize a member that has made a notable contribution to the success of her chapter, her business, and her community.
“Being named Woman of the Year is a huge honor, and I am so excited to have been chosen. I feel blessed to be a part of the amazing, uplifting ABWA sisterhood, and I want to continue encouraging women who want to grow, learn, and share their knowledge and skills to empower others,” says Ms. Ogles.
Ms. Ogles is the 2019- 20 Vice President for the Emerald Coast Chapter and has served in the capacities of Treasurer (2017-19), and Secretary (2014) in the chapter. She has also participated in Hospitality, Billy Bowlegs Poker Run, Fundraising, Membership, and Shower of Cards committees during her seven-year membership.
Ms. Ogles is a Branch Manager at Reli Title 30A in Alys Beach, where she has worked for 13 years.
The ABWA Emerald Coast Chapter will recognize Ms. Ogles for the next year, with opportunities such as speaking at their Women Empowering Women Symposium and Expo, representing the Emerald Coast Chapter at national and regional conferences, and working to build next year’s Woman of the Year program.
“She personifies the ABWA mission,” says 2019-20 ABWA Emerald Coast Chapter President Dawn Novy. “Her commitment to and impact on the chapter is evident in the relationships she has built and the confidence her fellow members have in her. We’re proud to have Lori Ogles be the representation of what ABWA is all about.”
The Emerald Coast Chapter meets the first Tuesday of the month at The Event Room in Fort Walton Beach. The cost of dinner and the program is $24. The fourth annual Women Empowering Women Symposium, hosted by ABWA Emerald Coast Chapter, will be held May 16 at the Island Resort in Fort Walton Beach. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available now.
For more information visit www.abwa-ecc.org.