Reno businesswoman Courtney Meredith received the Silver Thistle Award on Jan. 22.
She was named the 2022 “Scot of the Year” by the Nevada Society of Scottish Clans (NSSC) at its 40th annual Robert Burns Celebration at the Grand Sierra Resort.
The Silver Thistle Award is the highest honor granted by the Nevada Society of Scottish Clans, recognizing significant contributions to business, medicine, education, fine arts and/or philanthropy of a person of Scottish heritage who is a permanent resident of northern Nevada or northeast California.
Meredith is the CEO and senior design strategist for Design on Edge, the Reno-based family-owned design firm that she co-founded with husband Chris Meredith. She is also a partner in Weird Reno that offers historical walking tours. Meredith actively assists in revitalizing the downtown Reno corridor and supports small businesses, startups and community-focused non-profit organizations. In 2013, she co-wrote and published the first pictorial manuscript on the history of the Reno Riverwalk District.
Over the past 23 years of her career, Meredith and her company have received more than 52 awards. She was recently recognized as Promotional Person of the Year by the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation for her outstanding personal and corporate contributions to the community in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. She has also received awards from the Nevada Press Association, American Marketing Association, Graphic Design Association USA Magazine, WIN, Nevada Economic Development, and the American Advertising Federation.
The Nevada Society of Scottish Clans is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1982 that is dedicated to the perpetuation of ancient customs, literature, music, games and dress of Scotland and its people.