OKLAHOMA CITY – Olympic gold medalist, author and health and fitness advocate Shannon Miller will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 Journal Record Woman of the Year gala set for Oct. 26 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
After retiring from Olympic competition, Miller received her undergraduate degrees in marketing and entrepreneurship from the University of Houston and her law degree from Boston College. Miller launched her company Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women, along with her series of fitness books, DVDs, and a content-based website in July 2010. With programs, partnerships, and articles, she seeks to empower women to make their health a priority through education and awareness. Miller will be inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in November.
“Shannon Miller is not only a powerful speaker, she’s a perfect fit for Woman of the Year,” said Journal Record Associate Publisher and Editor Ted Streuli. “She exemplifies achievement in her field, of course, but she also knows firsthand what it takes to overcome challenges. She is one of Oklahoma’s most notable women and we are delighted that she will be part of the 2017 Woman of the Year program.”
The 2017 event marks the 37th year for the Woman of the Year program, which spotlights female business and community leaders. Six women will be named to this year’s Circle of Excellence – an honor reserved for those being selected for the third time. They include Teri Aulph, Michelle Briggs, Michele Campbell, Teresa M. Moisant, Judy Hamilton Morse and Lisa Synar.
Read more about the honorees here.