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2018 ATHENA Leadership Award® recipients announced

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WAUSAU – The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce has announced the recipients of the 2018 ATHENA Leadership Award® and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award®.

Ann Dahlke, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO at UMR, was named the recipient of the 2018 ATHENA Leadership Award® during a program at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Rothschild on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

“I’m constantly impressed by the level of dedication and commitment shown by the members of our community who are making selfless and significant contributions to our community on a daily basis.” said Dahlke. “Whether what you are doing is a large, grand gesture, or just many more small, subtle gestures, you have to know deep down in your heart that you are having a significant impact on so many other lives.”

Finalists for the 33nd annual ATHENA Leadership Award® were:

  • Pam Anderson
  • Ann Dahlke
  • Linda Hackbarth
  • Tanya Nueske
  • Lee Shipway
  • Shereen Siewert
  • Jennifer Smith

Allison Liddle, President at Allison Liddle Consulting and Partner/Marketing Director at Prosper Wealth Management, was named the recipient of the 2018 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award®.

Finalists for the eleventh annual ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® were:

  • Lora Bladow
  • Samantha Diedrich
  • Kelsie Haase
  • Tressa Klopatek
  • Tammy Kosbab
  • Allison Liddle
  • Melissa Meschke
  • MaiGer Moua
  • Christine Reynebeau
  • Katie Rosenberg
  • PaHnia Thao

See the video featuring the nominees here:

The ATHENA Leadership Award® and the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® are presented to women or men in recognition of their professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.

Melissa Langbehn and Ally Wallenta of WAOW/WYOW Television Inc served as the emcees for this year’s event.

The ATHENA Leadership Award® Program’s presenting sponsor was O’Malley Cadillac Honda, the platinum sponsor was Ruder Ware LLSC, the gold sponsors were Ameriprise Financial – Wausau – Cornerstone Advisors, The Dirks Group and WAOW, the silver sponsors were BMO Harris Bank and Wisconsin Public Service Corp, the bronze sponsors were 89Q Radio, EO Johnson Business Technologies and River Valley Bank.

Top photo: Allison Liddle, left, was named the recipient of the 2018 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® and Ann Dahlke, right, was named the recipient of the 2018 ATHENA Leadership Award® during a program held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

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