New Castle Woman Honored with Athena Award

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JoAnn McBride of New Castle received the ATHENA Leadership Award last week at the inaugural Lawrence/Mercer County ATHENA Award celebration held at the Park Inn by Radisson in West Middlesex.

She was one of eight women honored for their professional achievements, contributions to their communities and their examples of leadership and mentoring of the next generation of women leaders.

McBride is the executive director of the Lawrence County Tourism Promotion Agency. She was nominated and introduced by Linda Nitch and Therese McShea.

The other ATHENA Leadership Award honorees were Ruthanne Beighley of Sharon, general counsel for the Joy Cone Co.; Colleen Chamberlain of New Castle, director of human resources for the Joy Cone Co.; Carrie Goff of New Castle, vice president of PNC Bank; and Dr. Kathleen Mastrian of Sharpsville, associate professor and program coordinator for nursing at Penn State Shenango.

In addition to the Leadership Award, the committee also gave its Young Professional Leadership Award to Marci Radcliffe of Hermitage. She is administrative assistant to the chief investment officer & portfolio management team of F.N.B. Investment Advisors, Inc. She was nominated and introduced by Dr. Missa Eaton.

The other ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award honorees were Lisa Lombardo of New Castle, director of public relations and marketing for Jameson Health System; and Lisa Walton of Hermitage, associate professor of political science at Thiel College in Greenville.

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