Watkins awards -- The Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce will honor former Orem mayor Jerry Washburn with the Lifetime Achievement Award at its 33rd annual Sen. Arthur V. Watkins Awards on Oct. 27.
Other award recipients include:
• Business of the Year: Xactware
• Outstanding Educator: Trish Jellen
• Entrepreneur of the Year: SecurityMetrics
• Business/Public Partnership: University Mall Properties, Woodbury Corporation
• Business Beautification: Westco Carpets
• Good Neighbor of the Year: Roger & Sharon Scanland
• Volunteer of the Year: Harold & Dana Rogers
• Employee of the Year: Greg Stephens
The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Betty Washburn, on behalf of her husband, the late Jerry Washburn.
The 2011 Watkins Awards will be held Oct. 27 at the UVU Center Stage Ballroom beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased for $35 per person at http://www.thechamber.org or by calling (801) 851-2555.
Goldenwest CEO to retire -- Shelley Clarke will retire as president/CEO of Goldenwest Credit Union on Dec. 31.
Clarke started her Goldenwest career serving members behind the teller line in 1974. During her 37 years at Goldenwest, Clarke held or managed almost every position in the credit union. The knowledge gained from her experience greatly assisted Goldenwest in establishing best practices for operations, systems, marketing and management. Clarke was named vice president in 1983, executive vice president in 1990, and president/CEO in 2001.
The Goldenwest board of directors has named current executive vice president Kerry H. Wahlen as Clarke's successor. Wahlen is well prepared for his new assignment with more than 33 years of financial industry experience. His Goldenwest career began in 1986, serving first as credit manager before transitioning to senior management and then executive vice president.