Jul. 26th, 2019

Spotlight: Peggy Murphy Named Athena Winner

ATHENA Grand Rapids announced the finalists for the 2019 ATHENA Award!

These finalists are recognized for their leadership in the professional field, their mentorship
and support of opportunities for women, and their contributions of time and talent to
the community.

Mayor Rosalynn Bliss City of Grand Rapids

Sandi Frost Steensma President & CEO, Kennari Consulting

Sandra Gaddy CEO, Grand Rapids Women’s Resource Center

Michelle Rabideau President, The Saint Mary’s Foundation of Mercy Health

And the recipient of the Grand Rapids Chamber 2019 ATHENA Award is our very own
Peggy Murphy,Shareholder, Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors.

In the words of Katy Felver, Peggy’s nominator:

“As a CPA for 38 years and a CPA firm shareholder for the majority of her career, Peggy has been in a leadership role, guiding and building the firms. Peggy was the first female shareholder in each firm in which she has worked and she has developed a number of additional female leaders.In 2016, Hungerford Nichols received the Women’s Resource Center Pillar Award for support and advancement of women in the workplace. Peggy has been instrumental in creating the culture for fostering women in the workplace to achieve their goals and success to the highest level they are aiming for. She has also modeled to women that the sky is the ceiling for whatever you want to do in your work and professional life.What strikes me most about Peggy is her passion, commitment, care and loyalty to her clients. Peggy is a true leader and a great mentor to women in our business community. She has an energy that ignites others to strive for success. You can depend on Peggy to be a person of integrity who is authentic, reliable, and trustworthy.”ATHENA Grand Rapids exists to support, develop and honor women leaders. Every day, individuals are challenging, inspiring and innovating their communities to be a strong force for change.

At the ATHENA Awards Celebration, we gather to CELEBRATE these individuals. The ATHENA Leadership Award is presented to an outstanding leader who is honored for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills. More than thirty amazing individuals have received the prestigious ATHENA Award in Grand Rapids.

Please join us to honor Peggy and celebrate all of the incredible finalists at the
30th Annual ATHENA Awards Celebration
Thursday, September 19, 2019
11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
JW Marriott Grand Rapids