Elli Brown, Kuna High grad (2004), was a recipient of a TWIN Award last week at the Women’s and Children’s Alliance 26th Annual Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) luncheon.
The luncheon honoring 50 women was Tuesday, April 2, at the Boise Centre.
“These are women who have made outstanding contributions to the Treasure Valley business community,” WCA Executive Director Bea Black said in a press release. “It is a great honor to be called a TWIN, and we’re so grateful to be able to recognize 50 new TWINs in this special year.”
Brown is the state and policy outreach lead for Idaho National Laboratory. She was nominated by Red Sky public relations firm.
Brown serves as the INL representative in the Boise office with lead responsibility over outreach to and interaction with the Idaho state Legislature. She is INL’s primary contact in relationship building with the Legislature and other government entities, community organizations and business groups.
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Brown has eight years’ experience in government relations, nearly three with INL. After graduating from Kuna High School, Brown earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she was a three-time academic All Big 12 golfer.
This is the 26th year that the WCA has recognized professional women with TWIN awards. The luncheon also recognized companies who have consistently supported the WCA as Corporate Pillars and nominated TWIN honorees.
In the last 26 years, 1,050 women have been named TWINs, and more than 125 businesses and organizations have participated, contributing almost $2.6 million to the WCA’s mission of providing safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault.
During the event, Treasure Valley residents Harry Bettis, Janelle Bettis Wise and Laura Bettis Rydalch were presented with the 2019 Joyce Stein Award for their efforts to address rural health care, educational programs for children, and programs in underserved communities and for underserved populations through their work with the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation. This special award has been presented to special Treasure Valley residents since 1980, making this the 40th Anniversary of this award.