Sara Miller of Old National Bank is this year’s local ATHENA Award winner. Miller is the southern region chief executive officer for the Evansville-based bank. She is also a volunteer with area nonprofits including Evansville ARC, the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana and numerous others.
The announcement came Friday, February 26 at the Southwest Indiana Chamber’s annual ATHENA Award Luncheon, held at Old National Events Plaza.
Miller was among 10 finalists for this year’s award which recognizes female leaders. Other finalists this year were: Nikki Davis, an artist, volunteer and organizer; Pam Hight of Deaconess Health; Chase Kelley of Vectren; Rachel Mayes of Alcoa Global; Linda Negro, a retired Courier & Press editor and women’s advocate; Stephanie Roland of Old National; Misty Seaton of Vectren; Holly Smith of St. Mary’s; and Trudy Stock of Harding, Shymanski & Co.
The ATHENA Award is part of ATHENA International, a Chicago-based nonprofit established in 1982 to support, develop and honor female leaders. The Southwestern Indiana Chamber has participated in the program since 1990.
Previous honorees include Parri Black, president and CEO of Youth First (2015); Sheila Huff, principal at Bosse High School (2014); and Barb Butler, chief executive officer at HealthSouth Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital (2012).
About ATHENA International and the ATHENA Award® Program
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®.