On May 30th, the National NASW COCE Awards Committee announced the Utah Chapter's own Emily Bleyl, LCSW, as the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Executive Director of the Year Award. Emily was selected by colleagues representing 54 NASW chapters for her outstanding contributions to the field of social work.
Some of her accomplishments and recognitions include:
- Named one of 2013's "30 Women to Watch" by Utah Business Magazine
- Oversaw the passage through the Utah Legislature of 4 bills, as well as 3 rules changes, protecting the profession of social work
- Active on many community boards
- Member of the University of Utah College of Social Work's Graduate Admissions Committee
Emily is passionate about strengthening the professional of social work, and our Chapter is lucky to be able to benefit from her intellect, determination, and many talents.