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General Ellen Ruddock Sylves

Director Emerita

Athena Foundation

HQ Phone: (312) 580-0111

Athena Foundation

70 East Lake Street Suite 1220

Chicago, Illinois 60601

United States

Company Description

The ATHENA Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to creating leadership opportunities for women. The WNY chapter bestows an annual ATHENA Award to honor an individual who is dedicated to the goals of professional women, providin... more

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Employment History

Director, Center for Family Business

Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Board Member
Downtown Indiana Inc

Life Member
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Life Member

Life Member
American Legion

Life Member
Veterans of Foreign Wars

Life Member of the General Ruddock
Boy Scouts of America

Director, Life Member and Facilitator of Community Planning Sessions
Indiana County Chamber of Commerce

Member of the Advisory Board


Bachelor of Science Degree
Business Education
Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Army War College


Duquesne University

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Indiana, PA - The Leader's Circle ...

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Indiana, PA - The Leader's Circle of Indiana County is pleased to announce Ellen Ruddock will serve as the keynote speaker at the Leader's Circle Awards Event for the 2015 ATHENA Award and Male and Female Civic Leader Awards set for Wednesday night, April 22, at the Kovalchick Complex.

Among many other notable achievements in her remarkable career, Ellen received the first ATHENA Award in Indiana, Pa in 1987. She is currently the Eberly College of Business & Information Technology's Director of the Center for Family Business at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. See below for Ellen's complete biography.
"We are excited and honored to have Ellen Ruddock as our keynote speaker for this year's Leader's Circle Awards Event," said Robin Gorman, Leader's Circle Chair.
Biography of Ellen Sylves Ruddock
Ellen Ruddock graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education. She also completed The Entrepreneurial Management Program at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business and the MBA Certificate Program at IUP. She is the founder, owner and operator of a successful children's retail store in Indiana and an award winning management development firm in Pittsburgh.
Ellen is Past President of the board of directors of Downtown Indiana, Inc. She has been an active member for four decades now serving as Director Emerita. She received the first ATHENA Award in Indiana, Pennsylvania in 1987. She was selected as one of Pennsylvania's 50 Best Women in Business in 1999 and one of Pennsylvania's Most Influential People. She received the Indiana County Civic Leader of the Year Award in 2000 for her lifetime contributions to the Indiana community. Ellen has been awarded the IUP 2008 President's Medal of Distinction and the 2011 IUP Distinguished Alumni award.
She is past chair of the Board of Directors of ATHENA International and now serves as Director Emerita. She has been active with programs and initiatives at the local, national and international level since 1994. She presented the first ATHENA Awards for leadership in Beijing and Shanghai in 2003. Ellen is past President of PowerLink, a woman business owner's advisory. She is a former Director, life member and facilitator of community planning sessions for the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce.
In recognition of her support to military families, she was honored with the Department of Defense Outstanding Civilian Service Medal in 1997 and in 2001. Her volunteer instructor training included work with families of deployed soldiers in five states of the U.S. Army Reserves Family Readiness Program.
Ellen continues to serve business owners as the Eberly College of Business & Information Technology's Director of the Center for Family Business at IUP. She resides with her husband Rod in Indiana.

ATHENA International: Professional businesswomens organization dedicated to leadership initiatives for women.

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Ellen Ruddock Director Emeritus, Past Board Chair

ATHENA International

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Ellen Ruddock Director Emeritus, Past Board Chair

Retired Entrepreneuer

Global Interaction, Inc. China-U.S. Conference-Women's Conference on Leadership

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Ms. Ellen Ruddock, President, Athena Foundation

Business calendar: 9/12/04

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Speaker: Ellen S. Ruddock, chairwoman, Athena Foundation.Call 412-392-4555, ext. 3560.

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