Serendipity Media's Kasie Smith Named Top Ten ATHENA Young Professional Award Finalist

September 2012--The ATHENA Young Professional Award recognizes an emerging leader for their contributions to community, professional excellence, and commitment to serve as a personal and professional role model to young women.

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the following top ten finalists for the 2012 ATHENA Young Professional Award:

  • Ellie Andrus, Make-a-Wish Michigan
  • Sara Binkley-Tow, MomsBloom
  • Bridget Clark Whitney, Kids' Food Basket
  • Amy Marshall, Management Business Solutions
  • Jennifer Pascua, WZZM 13
  • Kristin Revere, Revere Consulting LLC
  • Kasie Smith, Serendipity Media LLC
  • Adrienne Wallace, 834 Design & Marketing
  • Lynee Wells, Williams & Works
  • Milinda Ysasi Castanon, Herman Miller

The selected award recipient will be named from among these finalists. The announcement will be part of the ATHENA Award Celebration set for Tuesday, September 18 at the JW Marriott International Ballroom, 235 Louis Campau St. NW. The top ten ATHENA Young Professional Award finalists will be honored along with Gemini Editor Carole Valade, the 2012 ATHENA Award recipient, during the luncheon that begins at 11:30 a.m. Finalists for both awards will be special guests at a private reception prior to the luncheon event sponsored by Huntington Bank as well as recognized during the award program.

About ATHENA Grand Rapids
A program of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, the ATHENA Award and ATHENA Young Professional Award are offered to help support, develop, and honor women leaders in Grand Rapids. The ATHENA Leadership Model® from ATHENA International identifies eight distinct attributes that are reflective of women’s contributions to leadership: Authentic Self, Relationships, Giving Back, Collaboration, Courageous Acts, Learning, Fierce Advocacy, Celebration and Joy. Find out more about these tenets at our webpage: www.grandrapids.org/athena-award-program