Greater Waco Chamber Announces 2022 ATHENA Leadership Award® Nominees

Each year, the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce collects nominations for the ATHENA Leadership Award®, which is presented at the Leading Waco Women Serving Summit. The ATHENA Leadership Award® is presented to an exceptional leader who has achieved excellence in their business or profession, has served the community in a meaningful way and has assisted other women in their attainment of professional goals and leadership skills.

Nominees are:

  • Jazbeen Ahmad, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest
  • Ashley Allison, Waco Foundation
  • Stacy Bullion, Ascension Providence
  • Christy DeLeon, TFNB Your Bank for Life
  • Jodi Dickau, Community Bank & Trust
  • Deidra Emerson, City of Waco
  • Dr. Danielle Geshay, Brazos Braces Orthodontics
  • Carolyn Haferkamp, Central National Bank
  • Lara Hogg, Ascension Providence
  • Michelle Johnson, Wacoan Magazine
  • Rebekah Kolar, Ascension Providence
  • Becky Kramm, L3Harris
  • Tyrha M. Lindsey-Warren, PhD, MBA, Baylor University
  • Suzii Paynter-March, Prosper Waco
  • Judge Vicki Menard, 414th District Court
  • Lauren Montgomery, Ascension Providence
  • Laura Page, Extraco Insurance
  • Stephanie Peters, Cargill
  • Sheronda Pruitt-Jones, H-E-B
  • Nancy Pulcine, Parkway National & Nancy’s Cocina
  • Tammy Richards, Extraco Banks
  • Betsy Robinson, Fuzzy Friends Rescue
  • Shawna Roscom, Edward Jones
  • Dr. Hazel Rowe, Transfromation Waco & Retired Waco ISD
  • Delisa Smith, Neighborworks Waco
  • Linda Weaver, Franklin Signature Properties
  • Dr. Valerie Willis, Midway ISD Horizons Program
  • Angela Yezak, Veterans Affairs

Soon, we will announce the finalists to be recognized at the 2022 Leading Waco Women Serving Summit that will be held on December 7 at the Waco Convention Center. In addition to a panel discussion from the finalists, the Serving Summit will include a keynote address and the presentation of the ATHENA Leadership Award®.

Leading Waco Women was created to celebrate, empower and develop female leaders in the Greater Waco area. The summit series will conclude with the Serving Summit. Presenting sponsor for Leading Waco Women is Ascension Providence.