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Girl Scouts to Honor Business Leaders Rukaiyah Adams, DJ Wilson with 2017 Marie Lamfrom Women of Distinction Award


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Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington (GSOSW) announced today the honorees for the 2017 Marie Lamfrom Women of Distinction Awards and Luncheon on September 26, at the Portland Hilton Hotel. The distinguished recipients, Rukaiyah Adams and DJ Wilson, will be honored for their exemplary service, excellent leadership and important contributions as role models for girls.

Rukaiyah Adams is the Chief Investment Officer at Meyer Memorial Trust. Under her leadership, Meyer invests in a diversified portfolio of global equities, fixed income, private equities, real estate, commodities and hedge funds. Before joining Meyer, she ran the $6.5 billion capital markets fund at The Standard. Adams is also the Chair of the Oregon Investment Council. Adams holds a BA with academic distinction from Carleton College, a JD from Stanford Law and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

DJ Wilson is president and general manager of the KGW Media Group in Portland, Oregon, a position she has held since July 2007. Wilson has held numerous community board positions over the last 20 years. She is currently the Board Chair of the Oregon Association of Broadcasters and The Classic Wines Auction, and the Chair Elect for the Portland Business Alliance. In 2012, Wilson was inducted into the Edward R. Murrow Hall of Achievement and was the recipient of the Portland Business Alliance “No Glass Ceiling” award. Wilson is also a past Portland Business Journal Women of Influence/Orchid Award recipient, recognizing top female leaders in the Portland region.

The Marie Lamfrom Women of Distinction Luncheon will be held 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at the Portland Hilton Hotel at 921 SW 6th Ave. For more information about sponsorship opportunities or to reserve your seat, visit girlscoutsosw.org/marielamfrom or call Shannon Spencer at 503-977-6843.