From the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce:
Anchorage Chamber News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2012
J.J. Harrier, vice president & communications director
Direct: 907-677-7110; General: 907-272-2401
Eleven Professionals become New Members of the Anchorage ATHENA Society
Anchorage, AK- Now in its 18th year recognizing those who have encouraged women in Anchorage to succeed in business, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce announces the following 2012 inductees into the Anchorage ATHENA Society:
President/CEO, CIRI Foundation
Owner, Butler & Butler
Municipal Clerk, Municipality of Anchorage
VP, HR & Administration, Pebble Ltd. Partnership
Staff Attorney, Tatitlek Corporation
VP, Patron Services, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
Owner, Read Systems
CEO, Visit Anchorage
President, ENSTAR Natural Gas Company
VP, Resource, BP
Dr. Hope Wing
Naturopathic Physician (retired)
These eleven women will be recognized for their professional excellence, commitment to the community, and encouragement the leadership potential of women during the 18th Annual Anchorage ATHENA Society luncheon, held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on April 2 at the Dena'ina Center.
One Anchorage ATHENA Society Award recipient will also be announced. Superintendent Carol Comeau and Arianna Cocallas, Service High School student body president, will speak on this year's theme: "Pay it Forward."
Reservations are required and available online at Anchoragechamber.org, or by calling 272-2401.
"These newest members to the Anchorage ATHENA Society are without a doubt a shining attribute to Anchorage's business community," said Sami Glascott, president of the Anchorage Chamber. "They continue to inspire others by opening doors for women in business and are an example of how today's leaders are advancing a successful business climate."
The Anchorage ATHENA Society is a program of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and a local chapter of ATHENA International, dedicated in encouraging the potential of women as valued members and leaders of the business community. There are more than 230 members of the Anchorage ATHENA Society to date.