• ATHENA Leadership Award Program®

  • The ATHENA Leadership Award® Program was held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Rothschild. The event recognized and celebrated individuals who support, honor and develop current and emerging women leaders. The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce has one of the oldest and most established programs in the US and presents two different awards, The ATHENA Leadership Award® and The ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award®.

    The Awards' 2018 recipients were Allison Liddle and Ann Dahlke.

    Melissa Langbehn and Ally Wallenta of WAOW/WYOW Television Inc served as the emcees for this year’s event.

  • 2018 ATHENA Leadership Award® finalists:

    • Pam Anderson
    • Ann Dahlke
    • Linda Hackbarth
    • Tanya Nueske
    • Lee Shipway
    • Shereen Siewert
    • Jennifer Smith
  • 2018 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® finalists:

    • Lora Bladow
    • Samantha Mallo
    • Kelsie Haase
    • Tressa Klopatek
    • Tammy Kosbab
    • Allison Liddle
    • Melissa Meschke
    • MaiGer Moua
    • Christine Reynebeau
    • Katie Rosenberg
    • PaHnia Thao
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  • ATHENA Leadership Award® Past Recipients

    2017 – Bridget Wenman

    2016 – Kari Solomonson

    2015 – Dean Dietrich

    2014 – Tee Daly

    2013 – Karen Katz

    2012 – Jeny Nieuwenhuis Hardel

    2011 – Dr. Lori Weyers

    2010 – Linda Larson Schlitz

    2009 – Josie Paleologue-Pierce (Posthumously)

    2008 – Dr. Diane Postler-Slattery

    2007 – Dr. Sally Mattingly

    2006 – Mary Krueger

    2005 – Mary Radke

    2004 – Joanne Leonard

    2003 – Mary Weller

    2002 – Rosemary Barnes

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    2001 – Patrice Pergolski

    2000 – Mary Jo Johnson

    1999 – Ann Lucas

    1998 – Susan Lang

    1997 – Judge Dorothy Bain

    1996 – LaVon Jensen

    1995 – Julie Kryshak

    1994 – Waltraud Karkar

    1993 – Evelyn Rosen

    1992 – Jean Kruncos

    1991 – Barbara Hunger

    1990 – Justice Ann Walsh Bradley

    1989 – Cheryl Davis

    1988 – Taffy Williams

    1987 – Betty Peters

    1986 – Jane Sternberg

  • ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® Past Recipients

    2017 – Erika Van De Yacht

    2016 – Shanna Yonke

    2015 – Elizabeth Field

    2014 – Sara Valiska

    2013 – Norah Brown

    2012 – Megan Ballard

    2011 – Sheila Rovang

    2010 – Bao Vang

    2009 – Heather Summers Valiska

    2008 – Rebecca Pilgrim Tylinski

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