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Chamber announces 2020 Athena nominees

WARREN — Several women who work in Trumbull County are among the 28 honored by the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber for the 2020 Athena program. The event recognizes women who strive toward the highest levels of professional and civic achievement.

Those honored include:

l Michelle Alleman, director, McKinley Memorial Library;

l Valerie Cubon-Bell, associate professor, Kent State University at Trumbull

l Sara Daugherty, director of operations and economic impact, BRITE Energy Innovators;

l Angela Duskey, partner, HD Davis CPAs;

l Tricia Ferry, executive vice president, Operations, VEC;

l Julie Green, director, Trumbull County Planning Commission;

l Shirley McIntosh, IT field tech, Laboratory Corporation of America; Mayor, West Farmington;

l Julia Wike, executive director, The Basement Outreach Ministries.

The keynote speaker for this year is Dr. Amy Acton, director of health for the Ohio Department of Health. Acton, a Youngstown native and licensed physician in preventative medicine with a master’s degree in public health from Northeastern Ohio University, has garnered wide popularity across Ohio for her demeanor and leadership during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The event is May 14 at Waypoint 4180 in Canfield. It opens with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by the dinner and program at 6:15 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $75 per person. The 2020 Athena recipient will be announced during the dinner. In addition, the recipient of the $1,500 Athena Scholarship and two $1,250 scholarships will be announced.

Registration will open in April, pending orders governing COVID-19 at that time. If the event is unable to move forward in May, the Chamber will reschedule for later this year.

A complete list of honorees is available at the chamber’s website, www.regionalchamber.com.

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