Chamber & EDC announces 2019 ATHENA nominees


The Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC this afternoon announced the nominees for the 2019 ATHENA Award.

“The award celebrates an outstanding businesswoman who inspires others through her business accomplishments, mentorship of others and community service,” according to a news release issued by the Chamber & EDC. “More than 7,000 women worldwide have been named ATHENA recipients since 1982.”

This year’s local award nominees include:

  • Windy Bailey, Colorado Real Estate
  • Deborah Balch, Elevated Insights
  • Amy Coffman, Missile Defense Agency
  • Jennifer Cunningham, Gallery132
  • Kameron Easler, Harris Corporation
  • Kristen Faith, Breaking the Silence Against Domestic Violence
  • Karla Grazier, Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado
  • Lisa Grubesic, LoanDepot
  • Kay Collins Maloney, Harris Corporation
  • Diane Price, Early Connections Learning Centers
  • Megen Schlesinger, Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization (C-TRAC)
  • Joan Selman, Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Morgan Straus, Harris Corporation

Nominees are judged on a points system in accordance with ATHENA International judging protocol. All nominees and the 2019 award recipient will be honored at the annual Chamber & EDC ATHENA Award Luncheon on April 4 at The Antlers Hotel, open to the public.

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