The Element Awards

Coming Spring 2023! The St. George Area Chamber of Commerce seeks to honor women who are generating major social and economic contributions to the Washington County Area. They are extraordinary women who are in their element, doing what they do best and breaking down barriers. These women have launched businesses, created jobs, or are major influencers for change.

Element 2022 Honorees

Alissa Urzi

Victim Witness Coordinator

St. George Police Department

Kathie Thayne

Vice President

Huntsman World Senior Games Board of Trustees

Dr. Tasha Toy

Assistant Vice President and Senior Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Utah Tech University

Dr. Sharon Richens


Richens Eye Center

Dr. Jacqueline Powell


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity (DEI) Committee at RVU

Jill Naylor Mortensen

Advisory Board Chair

Encircle St. George

LuAnn Lundquist


Memory Matters Utah

Shirlee Draper


Short Creek Community Alliance

Judith Cooley


JNC Property Management

Kathy Cieslewicz

Director and Curator

DSU Sears Art Museum

Lindsey Boyer

Executive Director

Dove Center

Nina Barnes


Utah Board of Higher Education

Jessica Atkinson


Hygiene Edge