2016 ATHENA Awards Nomination Form

Please return by Friday, July 29, 2016

 ATHENA Award, ATHENA Young Professional Award and ATHENA Organizational Award Nomination and Selection Process

To submit a name for nomination, complete the form on page two. Please type or print clearly. A web form and a downloadable PDF version are available at This is the first step in a two-step process.

● Individuals submitted for nomination will be asked to complete a Nominee Application should they wish to be considered for a 2016 ATHENA , ATHENA Young Professional Award or ATHENA Organizational Award. Applications will be distributed on July 25, 2016.

● Nominee Applications submitted by the deadline will be reviewed by a Selection Committee made up of community leaders.Committee members will score applications using a point system to measure an individual’s responses against the Award criteria and the ATHENA Leadership Model.

● Finalists for each award will be selected, and will be recognized during the ATHENA Award Luncheon and in various Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches communications. The ATHENA Award, ATHENA Young Professional Award and ATHENA Organizational Award recipients will be chosen from this group of finalists.

● ATHENA Nominees must be available on the following dates and times:

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Morning event (time certain TBD)
ATHENA Nominee Cafe at FPL Manatee Lagoon
Thursday, September 15, 2016
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  
ATHENA Award Luncheon
Palm Beach County Convention Center

Please include your name and contact information:

Donald Burgess
Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches
401 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL  33401

An ATHENA Award nominee:
● Is an established leader and mentor who assists women in reaching their full potential;
● Demonstrates excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession;
● Provides valuable service by devoting time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community.

Past recipients include:
2015 – Dorothy Jacks, Palm Beach County Property Appraiser
2014 - Shannon R. LaRocque, P.E., Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners
2013 - Sandra Gove Chamblee, a retired health care advocate
2012 - Pamela M. Rauch, Florida Power & Light
2011 - Dr. Dione Christy, School District of Palm Beach County
2010 - Victoria Chouris, South Florida Fair & Palm Beach County Expositions

ATHENA Young Professional Award CRITERIA
An ATHENA Young Professional Award nominee:
● Is an emerging leader who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in her/his business or profession;
● Serves as a role model for young women personally and professionally;
● Is 40 years old or younger, and has a minimum of five (5) years professional experience;
● Provides valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in the community.

Past recipients include:
2015 – Loverly Sheridan, LEAP
2014 - Samantha Schosberg Feuer, of Counsel at Akerman LLP.
2013 - Dana Brookes, Florida State University
2012 - Kristin Calder, Bethesda Hospital Foundation
2011 - Brandy Upright Truex, Upright Marketing Solutions
2010 - Sarah Alsofrom, State Attorney’s Office 

ATHENA Organizational Award CRITERIA
An ATHENA Organizational Award nominee:
● Is a business or organization that creates an organizational culture that encourages women employees to achieve their full leadership potential
● Gives back to the larger community of women and girls by providing and/ or supporting leadership development opportunities and initiatives

Past recipients include:
2015 – Found Care
2014 - Lewis, Longman & Walker P.A.
2013 - Jupiter Medical Center
2012 - Kruesler-Walsh, Compiani & Vargas, P.A.
2011 - Christine D. Hanley & Associates, P.A.
2010 - The City of West Palm Beach

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