27th Annual ATHENA Award Recipient
The ATHENA Award®
Women’s Council, an affiliate of the Rochester Business Alliance, will honor 15
women chosen as this year’s Finalists for the ATHENA™ Award based on their
significant professional achievements, their community service endeavors, and
their leadership in the advancement of other professional women.
Tickets are now on sale for the 27th
Annual ATHENA™ Awards luncheon, scheduled from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on
January 24, 2013 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, where the 2013
ATHENA™ Award recipient will be announced. The 2012 recipient, Judith
Baumhauer, MD, MPH, Associate Chair of Academic Affairs, Orthopaedics,
University of Rochester Medical Center, was recently selected by ATHENA™
International as one of the 30 most prestigious recipients selected by any
ATHENA™ organization over the last 30 years!
The 2013 Finalists
Baker August, executive director, Seneca Park
Cooney Miner, PhD, RN, CNS, dean, Wegmans School of
Nursing, St. John Fisher College
Glazer, founder & president,
Goheen, president & CEO, Synthesis
- Anne M.
Kress, PhD, president, Monroe Community
Kruchten, corporate vice president & president,
document imaging, Eastman Kodak Company
Lattimore, chief administrative officer,
Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center
- Debra A.
Martin, assistant attorney general in
charge, Rochester Regional Office, NYS Office of the Attorney General
Nasipak-Chapman, market executive, First Niagara
Palokoff, CEO, CUSTOMERicity
Puglia, director, Excellus BlueCross
- Susan A.
Roberts, executive vice president &
chief compliance officer, Bausch & Lomb
Ryan, news anchor & reporter, 13WHAM-TV
Wagner, SSJ, executive director, St.
Joseph’s Neighborhood Center
Zaucha, vice president, human resources
& organizational development, Paychex, Inc.
the ATHENA™ luncheon are $85 per person or $750 for a table of 10 (a portion of
each ticket sale to benefit the Women’s Council’s Young Women of Distinction
Scholarship Program). Table sponsorships
are also available for a cost of $1,000 which includes sponsorship recognition
and an invitation to a pre-luncheon, private reception honoring the
Finalists—sponsored by the E. Philip Saunders College of Business at the
Rochester Institute of Technology.
deadline is January 17, 2013. For more information or to purchase
tickets/tables, contact Susan George at the Rochester Business Alliance at
(585) 256-4612 or Susan.George@RBAlliance.com.
Gidget Hopf, Ed.D
Dr. A. Gidget Hopf is president and CEO of the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired-Goodwill Industries of Greater Rochester in New York. This comprehensive not-for-profit agency provides employment to people who are blind in manufacturing, food services, retail and call center occupations.
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