Athena Awards Program

ATHENA AWARDS PROGRAM

ATHENA Awards®

For more than two decades, the Greater Flagstaff Chamber has presented the ATHENA Award to a local businesswoman who has achieved excellence in her field, served the community and assisted other women in the attainment of their goals. The Young Professional Award was added in 2007, and recognized women who are emerging business leaders and clearly serves as a role model for young women both personally and professionally.

Finalists for the Athena Award and Young Professionals Award will be honored in a special Arizona Daily Sun tabloid and at the Chamber’s Annual meeting February 8th, 2019 at High Country Conference Center.

Past ATHENA and ATHENA Young Professional Recipients:

2018 Athena Recipient:

Theresa Bierer, Northern Arizona University – Assistant Professor of Practice, Management

  • 1989 – Kay McKay
  • 1990 – Judy Feldstein
  • 1991 – Colleen Hendricks
  • 1992 – Hazel Robinson
  • 1993 – Marj McClanahan
  • 1994 – Melissa Collins
  • 1995 – Theresa Givens
  • 1996 – Joy Staveley
  • 1997 – Kerren Vollmer
  • 1998 – Susanna Maxwell
  • 1999 – Conny Frisch and Julie Pastrick
  • 2000 – Dr. Kathy Turner
  • 2001 – Elizabeth Archuleta
  • 2002 – Angela Creedon
  • 2003 – Coral Evans and Ronda Stump
  • 2004 – Stephanie McKinney
  • 2005 – Helen Hudgens Ferrell
  • 2006 – Louise Yellowman
  • 2007 – Susan Casebeer
  • 2008 – Dr. Loretta Mayer
  • 2009 – Janetta Beaumont
  • 2010 – Brenda Silveus
  • 2011 – Lucinda Andreani
  • 2012 – Bonnie Stevens
  • 2013 – Dr. Leah Bornstein
  • 2014 – Dr. Ann Roggenbuck
  • 2015 – Kimberly Ott
  • 2016 – Cheryl Blume
  • 2017 –
  • 2018 –

2018 Young Professional Recipient:

Sarah Benatar, Coconino County – County Treasurer

  • 2007 – Heidi Hansen
  • 2008 – Sara Herron
  • 2009 – Emy Tice
  • 2010 – Sarah Holcomb
  • 2011 – Rachel Edelstein
  • 2012 – Ruth Ellen Elinski
  • 2013 – Ande Burke
  • 2014 – Paula Monthofer
  • 2015 – Margaret “Marney” Babbitt
  • 2016 – Stephanie Smith
  • 2017 –
  • 2018 –