The Canandaigua ATHENA Steering Committee announced that six women have been nominated for the coveted ATHENA Leadership honor. The individuals nominated this year exemplify the qualities of leadership in the 21st Century; Learning, Authentic Self, Collaboration, Courageous Acts, Relationships, Celebration & Joy, Giving Back, and Fierce Advocacy.
The Six ATHENA Award Nominees are:
Vicki B. Mandrino, Senior Vice President-Compliance Officer, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust
Denise E. McKenzie, Community Care Pastor
Terrie L. Meyn, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Happiness House
Amy Pauley, Director of Development and Government Relations, Executive Director, FLCC Foundation, Finger Lakes Community College
Laurie Riedman, Owner, Riedman Communications
Patricia D. Schwarzweller, Senior Director of Development, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
As you encounter this year’s ATHENA nominees, we hope that you will take the time to congratulate each one of them for this prestigious nomination which recognizes their community leadership, professional achievements, and their personal and professional support of other women.
The Canandaigua ATHENA Leadership Program will also be awarding the Canandaigua ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award. This recognition is for an emerging woman leader, 40 years of age or younger, who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in her business or profession, provides valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in her community, and clearly serves as a role model for young women both personally and professionally.
The Four ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award Nominees are:
Stephanie Friel, Quality Improvement Coordinator, Thompson Health
Marie A. Lopez, Business Banking Officer, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust
Lauren Moore, Executive Director, Pioneer Library System
Sayeh Rivazfar, Investigator, New York State Police
The 33rd Annual ATHENA Leadership Awards Dinner will be held Friday, November 17th at the Finger Lakes Community College Student Center. A media presentation will be shown at the dinner featuring this year’s ATHENA Award nominees. The evening begins with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m. and presentation of the ATHENA Leadership and the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Awards. There will also be a silent auction to win some wonderful items.
Reservations are available at the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce at $60 per person. If you would like to be a Gold Sponsor and purchase an entire table of eight with advertising, the cost is $750.
Reservations must be made through Elisha Everson, IOM, Manager of Communications & Events at the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce by calling (585) 394-4400, ext. 203.
For information on advertising in the ATHENA Supplement that will be distributed in the Daily Messenger the Sunday paper on November 12, 2017, (deadline Oct. 23): click here