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.
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.
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.
received the first ATHENA Award in Indiana, Pennsylvania in 1987.
was selected as one of Pennsylvania's 50 Best Women in Business in 1999 and one of Pennsylvania's Most Influential People.
received the Indiana County Civic Leader of the Year Award in 2000 for her
lifetime contributions to the Indiana community.
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.
has been active with programs and initiatives at the local, national and international level since 1994.
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.
volunteer instructor training included work with families of deployed soldiers in five states of the U.S. Army Reserves Family Readiness Program.
continues to serve business owners as the Eberly College of Business & Information Technology's Director of the Center for Family Business at IUP
resides with her
husband Rod in Indiana.