ATHENA Award® Luncheon

Recipients of the ATHENA Award® are exceptional leaders in the Evansville-area community that have actively and generously assisted others in the attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.

2018 ATHENA Award® Finalists

Barb Daum Director of Quality/Project Executive at Skanska
Danyelle Granger Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion Director at Old National Bank
Beth McFadin Higgins Attorney and partner at McFadin Higgins & Folz
Christine Keck Director of Government Affairs for Vectren
Lynn Kyle Executive Director of Lampion Center
Chris Ryan CEO of The Women’s Hospital
Lisa Slade President of AlphaGraphics
Amy Word Smith Owner and Founder of Lamasco’s Bar & Grill and The Dapper Pig
Lori Sutton Director, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Equity for Vectren
Stephanie Terry Executive Director of the Children’s Museum of Evansville
Kendra Vanzo Executive Vice President, Associate Engagement & Integration Officer at Old National Bank
Connie Wellmeyer General Manager of Corporate Planning at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana

ATHENA Award® Recipients

2017: Jan Davies
2016: Sara Miller
2015: Parri Black
2014: Sheila Huff
2012: Barb Butler
2011: Lynn Miller Pease
2010: Kathy Shoettlin
2009: Susan Hardwick
2008: Cathlin Gray
2007: Sally Rideout Lambert
2006: Lois Duncan
2005: Jane Wittmer
2004: Donna Leader
2003: Kristen Tucker
2002: Lucy Himstedt
2001: Linda White
2000: Lisa Collins
1999: Catherine Kelly
1998: Joan David
1997: Nancy Hartley Gaunt
1996: Meg Dettwiler
1995: Joyse Briding Rivers
1993: Marjorie Soyugenc
1992: Carolyn Georgette
1991: Diane Floyd
1990: Roxy Baas


Chicago-based ATHENA International is a nonprofit organization founded in 1982 by Martha Mertz. In addition to supporting, developing, and honoring women leaders, the organization seeks to create balance in leadership worldwide and inspire women to achieve their full potential. Since the program’s inception in 1982, nearly 6,000 leaders in more than 500 communities have received the ATHENA Award®.

For more information about the ATHENA Award Luncheon, to purchase seats, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, email Karen Robinson, events manager, or call 812-425-8147.

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