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Lora Bladow, left, was named the recipient of the 2019 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award and Mona Fox  was named the recipient of the 2019 ATHENA Leadership Award.

The Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce has announced the recipients of the 2019 ATHENA Leadership Award and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award. The recipients were named at an awards program at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Rothschild.

Mona Fox, Chief Operating Officer at Ameriprise Financial – Wausau - Cornerstone Advisors, was named the recipient of the 2019 ATHENA Leadership Award.

“I encourage everyone to not wait to get involved in our community. I’ve gotten back tenfold what I put in and you will, too.” Fox said. “Because, if not you, who?”

The finalists for the 34th annual ATHENA Leadership Award were:

Kristina Barbier

Mona Fox

Amber Gober

Linda Hackbarth

Michelle Phillips

Shereen Siewert

Lora Bladow, Realtor at REMAX/Excel, was named the recipient of the 2019 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award.

“I moved to Wausau five years ago from the Madison area,” Bladow said. “I vividly remember attending the ATHENA Awards and sitting at a table of complete strangers, in awe of that year’s finalists. I continue to be astounded by the efforts and accomplishments of the finalists recognized at this year’s event.”

The finalists for the 12th annual ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® were:

Lora Bladow

Megan Cyr

Mindy Hoppe

Katie Rosenberg

Jessica Scharfenberg

Andrea Stoiber

Emily Voss

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.