Sunnee O’Rork, executive director of the i.d.e.a. Museum, is a finalist for the 2015 ATHENA Award in the Public Sector. Click here to watch a vide about her.

Sunnee O'Rork, is a 2015 ATHENA finalist.

Sunnee O’Rork, is a 2015 ATHENA finalist.

Sunnee O’Rork, executive director of the i.d.e.a. Museum, is a visionary with a plan. O’Rork launched the metamorphosis of the i.d.e.a. Museum, resulting in a dramatic visitor increase.

Within the museum, O’Rork sees families taking in the art and interacting with their children, inspiring her.  “My passion is to bring joy to others in the community and families when they come into the museum,” O’Rork said. “That to me is why I do what I do.”

O’Rork also commits herself to service through the Soroptimist International Club of Mesa, where she spurred the club to work with the Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network in pursuit of informing the community on trafficking prevention.

Posted by Alexie Chavez