Second Annual ATHENA of Southern Arizona Luncheon Set to Recognize...
Monday, August 29, 2011
Posted by: Rhette Baughman
Second Annual ATHENA
of Southern Arizona Luncheon
Set to Recognize
Outstanding Leadership on the Local and National Level
ATHENA of Southern Arizona Award Finalists embody strength, courage, wisdom and
enlightenment and will be honored in a ceremony hosted by the Arizona Small
Business Association (ASBA) Thursday, September 22 at the Westin La Paloma
Resort & Spa, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive, in Tucson.
women contribute in a significant way to business and our communities in
Southern Arizona,” said Donna Davis, Chief Executive Officer of ASBA and a
previous ATHENA recipient.
Vicki Began, RN, MN, Vice President of Patient
Care Services and Nursing at University Medical Center
Mary Darling, Owner of Darling Environmental
Katharine Kent, President of The Solar Store
Nancy Meech, Founding Partner of Heinfeld
Meech & Co PC
Marylee Pangman, Owner of The Contained Gardener
Lesli Pintor, Senior Vice President of National
Bank of Arizona
Mary Rowley, President and Owner of
Strongpoint Public Relations
Soyeon Shim, PH. D., Director of the University
of Arizona’s John and Doris Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Keri Lazarus Silvyn, Partner at Lewis and Roca
LLP and Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for Imagine Greater Tucson
Janet Woods, Hospital Administrator and
Co-Owner of Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson
recognized at this year’s event is the Honorable
Gabrielle Giffords, United States Congresswomen representing Arizona’s
Eighth Congressional District, who is this year’s National ATHENA Leadership
Award® recipient. The national award is
not handed out annually but is reserved to honor unique individuals who have
demonstrated leadership at a pinnacle moment in their career.
was chosen for her leadership example as a member of the United States House of
Representatives, the youngest woman elected to the Arizona State Senate, and President
and Chief Executive Officer of El Campo Tire, Inc. "There is no question that Congresswoman
Giffords has been most courageous. Her
spirit and grace has inspired women across our nation to persevere in
overcoming obstacles and reach their full leadership potential,” said ATHENA
Founder Martha Mayhood Mertz.
Leadership Award® was started 29 years ago to recognize individuals who excel
in their profession, go above and beyond in servicing their community and
actively mentor women business owners to do the same.
International is now a global movement that has fostered leadership
recognition, mentoring and training programs in more than 500 U.S. cities and
six foreign countries.
The event is expected to sell out so
register early for the ATHENA of Southern
Arizona Luncheon at www.asba.com/athena or call