- Last Updated on Sunday, 01 June 2014 01:56
The Washington County Chamber of Commerce announced Washington County Commissioner Diana Irey Vaughan as the 2014 Washington County ATHENA Award Recipient. The 2014 finalists included:
|Diana Irey Vaughan|
Mary Anna Babich, Dawood EngineeringSheila J. Cowieson, Community BankDonna L. Ramusivich, Monongahela Valley HospitalAleta Richmond, Pennsylvania Federation of Business & Professional Women
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. Mr. Kotula stated, "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. As Diana and the four finalists demonstrate, we are very fortunate that Washington County's businesswomen have taken leadership roles 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.