Bristol Glen Executive Director Wins Prestigious ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award®

Sarah Ur, executive director at Bristol Glen, has been awarded the inaugural ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® through the Greater Monmouth Chamber of Commerce (GMCC).

The ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® was established in 2007 to honor 
emerging leaders under 40 years of age. To celebrate the UMHNJ Briistol Glen Sarah Ur Athena Award30th anniversary of hosting the ATHENA Leadership Award®, the Greater Monmouth Chamber of Commerce gave out the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® for the first time.

As one of the three nominees under consideration, Ur was named for the esteemed recognition during the awards luncheon held at the Battleground Country Club in Manalapan, New Jersey last week.

The award recognizes emerging leaders who:
• Demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession.
• Provide valuable service by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community.
• Clearly serve as a role model for young women personally and professionally.

The Greater Monmouth Chamber of Commerce is the only organization in the state of New Jersey licensed to give away this prestigious international award. This new category garnered three nominees in its first year, complementing the six women honorees for the ATHENA Leadership Award®, which celebrates exemplary leadership, business and professional accomplishments, community service, and providing a role model to encourage women to achieve their leadership potential.

David Glenn, vice president of human resources at United Methodist Communities of New Jersey, who submitted the nomination, reflected,