Photography by Lisa Seifert

Announcement: Due to the coronavirus, the Anchorage ATHENA Society Luncheon has been tentatively postponed until September 28th, six months after our scheduled March 23rd date. Our ten inductees will be included into our Anchorage ATHENA family immediately with their formal induction taking place in the fall.

Sponsorships and tickets will be honored at the fall event. If however, you’d like to have your charges reversed, please contact the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, Kaylin Smith, kaylin@anchoragechamber.org or call 677-7111.

The Anchorage ATHENA Society is pleased to announce the inductees into the Class of 2020. A group of 10 women have been chosen, representing a variety of fields and expertise.

The 2020 inductees are:

  • Tammy Lee Ashley, Director of Program Operations, Alaska Native Justice Center
  • Deena Bishop, Superintendent, Anchorage School District
  • Deborah Bitney, Vice President of Finance and Administration, Rasmuson Foundation
  • Lori Davey, Vice President, Enterprise Market, GCI
  • Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson, Owner, Valerie Davidson and Associates
  • Amy Fredeen, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President, Cook Inlet Tribal Council
  • Kari C. Hall, Founder, Owner, Operator, Allure Day Spa and Hair Design
  • Jodie Hettrick, Fire Chief, Anchorage Fire Department
  • Cathleen N. McLaughlin, Owner/CEO, Restorative and Reentry Services
  • Melinda Taylor, Communication Director, IBEW Local 1547

The ATHENA Leadership Award, the Society’s highest award, recognizes a former inductee for exceptional service. This year’s recipient is: Carol Gore, President/CEO, Cook Inlet Housing Authority. Before joining CIHA, Gore was VP of Cook Inlet Region where she managed a national and Alaska-based portfolio valued at more than $200 million.

The Anchorage ATHENA Society will celebrate professional excellence, commitment to community, and the encouragement of leadership potential of women when the ten new members are inducted at the annual luncheon. Scheduled for September 28, 2020, at the Dena’ina Center. Doors open at 11:30 am, the program begins at noon and will conclude no later than 1:30 pm.

Date: Monday, September 28, 2020

Time: Doors open at 11:30 am, program begins at 12 noon, adjourn no later than 1:30 pm

Location: Dena’ina Conference Center Ballroom

Cost: Individual tickets $50.00 and available for purchase here.

Sponsorships: Range from $100 to $3,500, click here to access the sponsorship form on Dropbox.

ATHENA Society Supporters

THANK YOU 2020 Anchorage ATHENA Society Sponsors

Founder's Circle: $3,500

Visionary Circle: $2,500

Circle of Wisdom: $1,500

Circle of Service: $750

Supporters: $200

Friends: $100