Saturday, October 08, 2011

ATHENA Awards Announced in Erie PA for Leadership

Congratulations to Colleen Moore Mezler, owner of Moore Research Services Inc., who was honored at a luncheon held on October 7, 2011 as the recepient of the 2011 ATHENA Leadership Award in Erie, PA, USA.

The award for leadership is given in Erie each year to an individual who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in her business or profession and actively helps women achieve their leadership potential.

Colleen was honored at a luncheon held at the Bel-Aire Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Erie.

Colleen has been with Moore Research Services, Inc. since 1987 and has managed hundreds of research projects in all aspects of the firm from interviewing to client management. She currently oversees all aspects of the company’s day-to-day operations.

She has been recognized with other awards and honors. In 2008 she earned her Professional Researchers Certification and 2009 was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Marketing Research Association. In 2010, Colleen received the Small Business Administration Western Pennsylvania Women-Owned Business of the Year.

She is currently serving a three year term as a director on the ATHENA International board of directors, a founding member of the ATHENA Leadership Circle and last month participated in the regional "Go for the GREEN" conference in Orlando, Florida.

Her business was selected as a 2009 ATHENA PowerLink recepient. In 2010, Moore Research was recognized as a finalist for the Erie County Economic Development Corporation Employer of the Year.

Past recepients of the ATHENA Award in Erie include:

  • Susan K. Breon, Center For eBusiness & Advanced IT

  • Tina Donikowski, GE Transportation

  • Tom Kennedy, Professional Development Associates Inc.

  • Kathleen A. Scheppner, American Tinning and Galvanizing Company

  • Linda Stevenson, PNC Bank

  • Richard Wachter, CPA, DeMarco Wachter & Co.

  • Susan Wellman, Ophelia Project

The 2011 Young Professional ATHENA Award in Erie went to Catherine Franks, a student at Penn State the Behrend College.

For more informational about the awards program at the international organization, visit the website.