The 2018 ATHENA Awards will be presented on Friday, March 2, 2018, at 7:30 AM in the Richlin Ballroom. The ATHENA Leadership Award and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award (a leader under 40 years of age) are presented to individuals who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in their career and assisted the advancement of women in their professional communities.

The keynote speaker for the ATHENA Award Breakfast is Karen Bond, Executive Director of the Executive Alliance, an organization whose primary focus is to support women leaders through advocacy, education, and leadership initiatives.

Hosted by the Harford Community College Foundation, the ATHENA Leadership Award Breakfast is part of ATHENA International, which is dedicated to creating leadership opportunities for women and recognizing their achievements in the communities and on the national level.

Below are the names of the finalists for the two ATHENA Awards:

2018 ATHENA Leadership Award FINALISTS
Claudine Adams, Founder, President and CEO – Bravura Information Technology Systems, Inc.
Tammy Ehrbaker, President – NVS Merle Norman
Lisa Feulner, Ophthalmologist, President and CEO – Advanced Eye Care & Aesthetics
Shawn Kros, Executive Director/CEO – The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region
Joan Michel, Managing Partner – Profile Partners LLC

2018 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award FINALISTS
Christine McPherson, Executive Director – Bel Air Downtown Alliance
Angela Rose, President/CEO – Harford County Chamber of Commerce
Brittany Trocher, Director of Internal Communication and Outreach – Polaris Alpha

The Presenting Sponsor is The Daily Record. The Platinum Sponsor is Bravura Information Technology Systems, Inc. The Silver Sponsor is Chesapeake Professional Women’s Network.
Bronze Sponsors include The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region, Freedom Federal Credit Union, MediaWise, Inc., and Sengstacke & Evans. Media Sponsors are Harford Cable Network and i95 Business. The In-Kind Sponsor is Boyle Buick GMC.

Tickets for the ATHENA breakfast and award presentation are $40 each or $350 for a table of 10. Visit