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Locals nominated as 'women of influence'

Aug 11, 2016 From staff reports

Four Fremont County women have been nominated for the fourth annual Wyoming Women of Influence Awards.

April Hughes of Central Bank & Trust in Lander was nominated in the banking and finance category.

Melissa Gray at the National Outdoor Leadership School and Wilderness Medical Institute in Lander and Lori Ridgway, director of marketing and public relations at Central Wyoming College in Riverton, both were nominated in the education category.

Tara Carr at Teton Therapy in Riverton was nominated in the nonprofit category.

The finalists and the eventual honorees will be revealed at the Women of Influence Awards Luncheon Aug. 11 at the University of Wyoming Gateway Center in Laramie. The keynote address will be delivered by UW president Laurie Nichols - the first woman to hold that job.

Wyoming PBS will cover the event and interview the honorees. The results will be broadcast later this year.

"The field of nominees was so tremendous this year that we decided that we needed to feature all of them in our upcoming Women of Wyoming magazine," Wyoming Business Report executive editor MJ Clark said.

Women of Wyoming will be inserted into the September issue of the Wyoming Business Report.

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