Girl Scouts to Honor Elaine Cook as 2014 Athens Woman of Distinction

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Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia has chosen Elaine Powell Cook as the 2014 Athens Woman of Distinction, which will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the Athens Country Club.

Elaine Powell Cook is the 2014 Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Athens Woman of Distinction.

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia is proud to announce that Elaine Cook has been selected as the 2014 Athens Woman of Distinction honoree. The luncheon event in her honor will be held Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the Athens Country Club. Tickets will be available for individual purchase for $50.

The Girl Scouts Woman of Distinction award honors a woman who reflects the values in the Girl Scout Promise and Law and who serves as an excellent role model for girls. Elaine Powell Cook is the Vice President of Governmental Public Affairs, Chief Marketing Officer of Athens Regional Health System. She currently serves on the Athens Area Steering Committee of the Athens Rotary Club, the Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night, the L.E.A.D. Athens Steering Committee, The United Way Women’s Leadership Circle, the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospital Government Affairs Committee and the Georgia Hospital Association Executive Communications Committees. In recognition of her leadership, involvement in her community and mentoring women, Cook was the 2008 recipient of the international, Athena Award; and the 2012 Chamber Champion of the Year of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce.

Cook is a graduate of the University of Georgia and excitedly moved back to Athens 16 years ago when she married an Athens area native, Jon Cook. They are members of Emmanuel Episcopal Church. They have two children, McKenzie (15) and Jack (11); and two dogs, Belle and Magnolia.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. Sponsorships are available at the following levels: Gold $2,000; Silver $1,000; and Bronze $500. To find out more about becoming a sponsor or to purchase tickets, please contact Teresa Laird, Fund Development Manager, in the Athens office at 706-621-5979. For more information about becoming a member, volunteering, or making a donation, visit

Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls in the world. Through Girl Scouting, girls discover more about themselves, connect with others and take action about things that are important to them. The exciting Girl Scout leadership experience builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

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