RECEIVES NINTH ANNUAL ATHENA GENEVA AWARD
GENEVA, N.Y. (September 13, 2013) - The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Adriene Emmo, Owner Emmo Consulting/Semi-retired Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Specialist Geneva has been named the 2013 ATHENA Geneva Recipient.
A dinner to recognize the three ATHENA Award nominees (Kathleen Crelot -President/CEO, Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union; Adriene Emmo - Owner, Emmo Consulting/ Semi-retired Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Specialist; Barbara Pierce-Morrow - Executive Director, Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes, Inc.) and four ATHENA Young Professional Award nominees (Tiffany Collinsworth -On Air Personality/Promotion Director, Finger Lakes Radio Group/ Anchor, Fingerlakes1.com; Kathleen Flowers - Director, Center for Community Engagement and Services Learning, Hobart and William Smith Colleges; Abigail Linsner - Accounting Supervisor, Wayne County Department of Social Services; Tara Rago - AVP/Geneva Branch Manager, Lyons National Bank) was held on September 12 th at Ventosa Vineyards.
For many years, Adriene
has provided her
expertise in bankruptcy and business reorganization to national and international firms of renown through her
professional affiliation with the Kate Logan Company
A sought-after expert in administration of the proceedings associated with Chapter 11 filings, Adriene
became mentor and guide to most new professional associates in the firm.
Although officially retired, Adriene
is still called upon by her
firm to consult on cases where her
specialized knowledge is required.
has projected the same professionalism and expertise into her
personal role in the establishment of the Women's Institute of Leadership and Learning
is a perfect way to highlight her
dedication to the advancement of young women.
A critical part of the mission of that organization which Adriene
helped formulate, it is the education and empowerment of young women that is the focus of Adriene's
The guest speakers, educational programming, and website which Adriene
has been instrumental in developing are just some of the vehicles through which Adriene
is encouraging young women to challenge the status-quo.
strong intellect, considerate nature and endless energy are a source of inspirations to others who learn from her
that activism is less about demanding change and more about making it happen.
has left a permanent imprint on our community.
leadership-by-example is living proof that one individual can indeed make a difference.
is a founding member of the local chapter of the National Organization
of women; she
is an active Board member for the Women's Interfaith Institute and a founding member of the Women's Institute for Leadership and Learning, an organization that sponsors "The Seneca Falls Dialogues," a biennial event that continues the discussion on women's and human rights began by Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1848.
Adriene's work encourages women to learn not only the challenges faced by women across the globe, but to actually do something about it.
was honored as Woman of the Year by the Seneca County Women's Coalition
was also recognized with a legislative resolution introduced in the New York State Senate
by Michael F. Nozzolio.
In 2009, Senator Nozzolio honored Adriene
with the New York State Liberty Award for her outstanding service to her community, one of the highest awards given by the State Senate.
Adriene was nominated by Diana Smith, Former Mayor of Seneca Falls.