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Business & Merchant

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce recently announced Jana Phillis Grimm, Partner atVorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, as the 2021 Washington County ATHENA Leadership Award Recipient.  The 2021 ATHENA Award was presented during a reception on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe and was attended by more than 250 business and community leaders.  The 2021 Finalists also included:


Jana Phillis Grimm
Jana Phillis Grimm
  • Lynn Berry Doehring, Bridge Insurance Group, Inc.
  • Kristi Hilbert, Heroes Supporting Heroes
  • Lisa Neil, Southwest Training Services, Inc.
  • Jamie Bails Richardson, Bails & Associates, LLC

According to Jeff Kotula, President of the chamber, the ATHENA Award is an internationally recognized award that honors women’s leadership within the business and civic communities. 

“The award promotes leadership by honoring exceptional individuals in the community who contribute in significant ways to the achievements of women and women’s leadership issues,” said Kotula.  “As Ms. Grimm and the four finalists demonstrated, we are very fortunate that Washington County’s businesswomen are leading in both our civic and business communities.”  The ATHENA Award recipient and finalists are selected by a panel of accomplished Washington County businesswomen, who determine the candidates by the following criteria:  have achieved the highest level of professional excellence; contribute time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community and actively assist others, particularly women, in realizing their full leadership potential. 

Celebrating its 18th year in Washington County, the annual ATHENA Award event is presented by Crown Castle and hosted by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce.  

In addition, the Washington County Chamber of Commerce announced the recipient of the 2021 Washington County ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award as Megan Chicone, State Farm Insurance.  The award honors emerging leaders who demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession. The recipients provide valuable services by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community, and, most importantly, serve as role models for young women personally and professionally.  

For more information, please contact the Washington County Chamber of Commerce at 724-225-3010.


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