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Cook to Receive Debbie Simpson Spirit of Achievement Award

Allyson True Cook is the recipient of the seventh annual Debbie Simpson Spirit of Achievement Award, presented by the Northern Kentucky Women's Initiative and sponsored by C-Forward.

The award will be given at the eleventh annual Women's Initiative breakfast on January 14.

“Allyson has personified the value that ‘inspired women, inspire women,’” said Shelley Funke Frommeyer, CEO & Wealth Advisor at FFR Wealth Team and Women’s Initiative Steering Committee Chair. “Her smile, encouragement of others to participate, and her willingness to work diligently for the success of the Northern Kentucky Chamber has impressed me over the seven years I have volunteered alongside Allyson.”

Cook, counsel at Stites & Harbison, is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She routinely counsels clients in construction, real estate, commercial finance, healthcare, general business services, and litigation. In addition to performing her duties as an attorney, Cook has been actively involved with the NKY Chamber since 2008, serving on numerous committees including the Employee Legal Strategies Committee, Women’s Initiative Golf Outing Committee, Women’s Initiative Annual Breakfast Committee, and Women’s Initiative On the Road Committee.

“I have been involved with the Women’s Initiative since 2009, and the impact on my life both professionally and personally through my involvement has been very rewarding,” said Cook. “I have been able to meet so many amazing women who are successful because they enjoy and love what they do each day. They are truly the ‘best of the best,’ and I am thankful to be part of this wonderful initiative.”

The breakfast will be held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center with a keynote address from Kristi Nelson, vice president of global resources for Multi-Color Corporation. Nelson will share insights into the most vulnerable moments in her personal and professional life, and describe how a mind-shift empowered her to overcome fear, uncertainty, and self-doubt while rediscovering her resilience.

Tickets are $60 for NKY Chamber members, $70 for non-members, and $50 for NKYP Passport Holders and can be purchased here:

-Staff report

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