National Association of Professional Women Inducts Dora Mae Hughes, Owner, Opiq Adventures, LLC, Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle

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Dora Mae Hughes selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

I’m pleased to welcome Dora into this exceptional group of professional women. Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and home state of Alaska.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Dora Mae Hughes as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in travel and tourism. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to welcome Dora into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and home state of Alaska.”

Self-motivated, results oriented and driven to succeed, Dora Mae Hughes is a seasoned professional who has constantly set her goals to keep pace with her highest aspirations for personal excellence. Throughout her career, she has exhibited exemplary teamwork, expertise, integrity and dedication.

Ms. Hughes is the proud Owner of Opiq Adventures, LLC. Originally from the Kaweamuit tribe of Mary’s Igloo, AK, she is an expert in the cultural and historical background of Alaska. Opiq Advenures was created to share the beauty of her home state.

“We are a year-round operation showing guests the best of what Alaska has to offer, which includes historical sites, migratory bird watching and sharing the cultures of Alaska with visitors,” she said.

Aside from her career, Ms. Hughes is currently involved with Mary’s Igloo Native Corporation (MINC) as a Board Director. She is also the MINC Director Representative for Unaatuq, LLC, which owns Pilgrim Hot Springs and has served on the Teller Traditional Council and Norton Sound Health Corporation Board of Directors. She is drawn to and passionate about charitable organizations such as the Gulkana Chapel, Copper Center for Senior Citizens and donates to the Quyanna Care Center.

The unwavering dedication demonstrated by Ms. Hughes fully utilizes the aspirations for success that have earned her this recognition from the National Association of Professional Women, honoring her as an inspiration and a leader in her industry.

Awards & Accomplishments: 2014 Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation Small Business Initiative Top Awardee

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