Sixteen women to be honored for their leadership, civic commitments
Shreveport— The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce Business Development Connection honors a select group of local individuals each year with the prestigious ATHENA Leadership Award. The International ATHENA Leadership Award is presented to a woman, or man, who is honored for attaining professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their achievement of professional excellence and leadership skills.
This year’s top 16 honorees are as follows:
Dr. Andrea Master Everson
Robinson’s Rescue Low Cost Spay/Neuter
Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin & Roberts, APLC
Audrey Reed Flournoy
AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana
Catherine Paine Foret, DVM
University Veterinary Hospital
Tracy L. Futch
Marianne McConathy Nelson
Hilton Shreveport/HRI Lodging
Bossier Parish Community College
Rebecca S. Payton
F. Carole Pruett, LCSW, LMFT
Affiliated Clinical Services
Holly D. Sanders
Willis-Knighton Health System
Shreveport Farmers' Market
Kesha Matrice Simmons
Caddo Parish Magnet High School
Brandy Canatella Thompson
Carolyn Ann Tillman
Lisa Marie Willard
Ashley’s Building and Construction
Dr. Melva Williams
Southern University at Shreveport
Join us in celebrating and honoring these outstanding business professionals from our community at the upcoming ATHENA Leadership Awards Luncheon. At the event one of the aforementioned honorees will be named the 2017 ATHENA Leadership Award recipient.
The ATHENA Leadership Awards Luncheon will be held November 16th at Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino and registration begins promptly at 11:30 A.M. Tickets are $45, after October 27th, ticket prices increase to $55. To register for the event, visit http://web.shreveportchamber.org/events/2017-ATHENA-Awards-Luncheon-292/details.
Since the program’s inception in 1982, more than 8,000 exemplary leaders in over 500 communities have received the prestigious ATHENA Leadership Award in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, China, Greece, India, Russia, Unite Arab Emirates and United Kingdom. By honoring exceptional leaders, the ATHENA Leadership Award Program seeks to inspire others to achieve excellence in their professional and personal lives.
Since its founding in 1910, the mission of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce (GSCC) has been to promote economic prosperity, serve as a business advocate, and celebrate the achievements of the Shreveport- Bossier region. With over 1700 members, the GSCC is designated as a 5-Star Accredited Chamber by the US Chamber of Commerce, one of less than 2% of Chambers across the country honored with this distinction.