Young Professional Award


Started in 2011, the ATHENA Young Professional Award recognizes an emerging leader age 35 or younger.




2015 Finalists
Josie Badger

PEAL Center

Meredith Meyer Grelli

Wigle Whiskey

Aurora Sharrard

Green Building Alliance



2015 Nominees
Erin Baker

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Stacie Bara

Club Cycle

Nina Barbuto

Assemble Pittsburgh

Diana Bellini

BNY Mellon

Wendy Berrill, P.E.

Michael Baker International

Lisa Boyette

SAVE JON Inc.

Jackie Celender

K&L Gates LLC

Kelly Collier

ActivAided Orthotics

Julie Cramer

NanoVision Diagnostics

Krystle Grandy

Freelance Production

Stephanie Hannan

PNC

Laura Harshberger

PPG Industries

Blayre Holmes

The Women and Girls Foundation

BreAnna Kirkland

Clarion Center for the Arts

Suzie Lachut

Eat'n Park Hospitality Group

Emily Markham

World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Alichia Parker

A Par Educational, LLC

Danielle Parson

ACHIEVA

Lee Anne Pontis

Woodlands Foundation

Lindsay Scarpo

Greensburg Salem School District

Jessica Schmid

Braddock Youth Project

Victoria Snyder

Robert Morris University

Elizabeth Uhler

K&L Gates LLP

Sarah Wagner

Vira I. Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership

V. Fawn Walker-Montgomery

Macedonia FACE

Susan Jordan

Fox Rothschild LLP

Eva Kerschbaumer

ESSpa Kozmetika and eDRY

Debra Killmeyer

Community College of Allegheny County

Darcel R. Madkins

PNC Financial Services

Wendy Maletta

NFM Group

Jill McKibbin

McKibbin Consulting

Melissa McNeil

University of Pittsburgh & UPMC

Natalie Mihalek

Natalie Mihalek Attorney At Law

Arlinda M. Moriarty

Moriarty Consultants

Chris Phillips

PNC Bank

Mary Jo Podgurski

Academy for Adolescent Health/Teen Outreach

Betty Rich

ConnectedHealth

Aisha Robinson

Pittsburgh Public Schools

Elisabet Rodriguez

Elisabet Rodriguez & Associates

Casey Ryan

Reed Smith LLP

Fern Schwartz

Merrill Lynch/The Schwartz Group

Dana Ann Slizik

Caye for Judge Committee

Tracy Vitale

Seneca Valley School district

Michelle Welch

PPG Industries

Olga Welch

School of Education, Duquesne University

Dr. Claudia Wendel

eyegotcha

Jillian Zacks

Metz Lewis Brodman Must O'Keefe LLC