2018 ATHENA Award Dinner

  • Date: May 17, 2018 | 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Mr. Anthony's
  • Address: 7440 South Ave, Youngstown, OH 44512
  • Contact: Cheri Metzinger
  • Email: cheri@regionalchamber.com
  • Phone: 330.744.2131, ext. 1220
The Regional Chamber and The Vindicator/vindy.com proudly present the 26th annual ATHENA Award Program, celebrating the accomplishments of outstanding professional women in the Valley. Since its inception in our community, no other program has generated as much anticipation, visibility and admiration as this nationally recognized event.
The Valley’s ATHENA Award program—lauded as one of the top five largest in the country for our number of nominees and attendees—has honored more than 900 women over the past 25 years and stayed true to its mission every step of the way. The ATHENA Award honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of professional accomplishment: women who excel in their chosen field, have devoted time and energy to their community in a meaningful way and also open doors so that others may follow in their path.

Marla Perez-DavisThis year's keynote speaker will be Dr. Marla E. Pérez-Davis, Deputy Director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. In her capacity as Deputy Director, Dr. Pérez-Davis shares with the center director responsibility for planning, organizing and managing the Agency level programs and projects assigned to the Center. Prior to her current assignment, Dr. Pérez-Davis served as Deputy Director of the Research and Engineering Directorate, where she was responsible for leading, planning, coordinating and managing all phases of Glenn’s research and engineering activities to accomplish NASA missions. Pérez-Davis is the recipient of NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal; 2015 Crain’s Women of Note, the Top 25 Elite Business Women, Hispanic Business Magazine; Women of Color Career Achievement; Distinguished Alumni Award Alumni Association of University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez; Women in Aerospace Award for Aerospace Awareness; Women of Color Technology Award for Career Achievement; and the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Santiago Rodriguez Diversity Award. Learn more about Dr. Pérez-Davis.

Cost: $70 per person

Event Sponsor:


Diamond Sponsor:

OL Youngstown Region

Corporate Sponsor:


Patron Sponsors:

Chemical Bank new

Courtyard Marriott Canfield


Register Online Now