On Thursday, the Greater Vancouver Chamber honored two local bankers and a C-Tran executive. The women received the Chamber’s Iris Award, which is presented to women who have made a significant contribution to society.
Lisa Dove, Monica Telles-Fowler and Amy Reeves were the winners.
Dow, Umpqua Bank’s executive vice president and chief risk officer, devotes hundreds of hours of volunteer work to the community in board leadership positions, the chamber said.
“She is a great advocate for helping others achieve their goals, whether it’s in their professional careers or as a volunteer in the community,” the chamber said in a statement.
Tellez-Fowler is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of C-Tran. Tellez-Fowler works to increase access to education, jobs and health care for those in the community through her work with city staff and community leaders, according to the chamber.
“Having spent most of her career in the public sector, she lives and breathes life into the communities where she has lived,” the statement said.
As vice president and Southwest Washington manager at OnPoint Community Credit Union, Reeves makes integrity and a commitment to excellence the cornerstone of his leadership style, according to the chamber.
“Amy’s dedication is evident in all aspects of her life and she sets an excellent standard for others to follow,” the chamber said.
Hosted by Cindy Holloway of Waste Connections, the Iris Award ceremony went virtual this year.
“These women are role models, change makers, leaders and visionaries who inspire us to move forward,” said Chamber President and CEO John McDonagh. “They are a testament to the exceptional leadership, talent, strength and dedication of women in this region.”
The ceremony was timed to the International Women’s Day and the symposium of the Chamber “Women are important businessmen”. An in-person symposium is planned for next year.