Five finalists will also be recognized: John Minor, Right Systems; Ann Monaghan, Providence St. Peter Hospital; Amber Petersen, Earth Friendly Products; Pat Rants, The Rants Group; and Renee Ries, Fairchild Record Search. This recognition event is sponsored by the Thurston County Chamber and Express Employment Professionals. Evaluation of the applications – including interviews – was conducted by SMU’s business program students. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Exceptional workplace leadership will be lauded at the Boss of the Year event on Wednesday, December 14, at Saint Martin’s University (SMU) beginning at 11:30am. This year’s recipients are: Robert Coit, executive director of the Thurston County Food Bank; Mariella Cummings, CEO of Physicians of Southwest Washington; and Mike Harbour, general manager of Intercity Transit. Selection criteria was based on outstanding leadership through innovation, communication, vision, execution, ethics, service and/or knowledge. The program includes the program and lunch. General admission is $30 and prepaid Chamber members are $20. Members at the door are $25. Reservations are requested at 360.357.3362 or www.ThurstonChamber.com.