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Kolb receives Canandaigua Athena Award

Lauren Kolb, vice president and business development officer at Genesee Valley Trust Co., received the Canandaigua Athena Award at an awards celebration Friday evening at Finger Lake Community College Student Center.

The 31st annual event was presented by the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce.

Kolb (pictured) is responsible for new business, marketing and individual client service. Prior to joining GVT, she most recently served as manager of Canandaigua National Bank & Trust’s main office.

Teresa Deacon, family assessment and support worker at Child & Family Resources, was the recipient of the Canandaigua Athena Young Professional Leadership Award.

The other Athena Award nominees were:

  • Edith Davey, environmental educator, Ontario County Soil and Water Conservation District;   
  • Wendy Emerson, director of digital marketing, equaTEK Interactive Inc.;
  • Betsey Lee, Finger Lakes drug treatment court resource coordinator, Ontario County Court;
  • Deborah Rought, vice president, community office manager, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust; and
  • Jennifer Anne Orcutt, midwife, Canandaigua Medical Group.

The other nominees for the Canandaigua Athena Young Professional Leadership Award were:

  • Kari Buch, regional director, United Way of Ontario County Inc.;
  • Kelly Colf, propane sales and marketing, Growmark FS LLC;
  • Sarah Genecco, owner of Stella’s Florist, Canandaigua Lady and Scoops Ice Cream; and
  • Tammra Schiller, branch manager and assistant vice president, Five Star Bank.

Athena recipients embody the eight tenets of the Athena Leadership model: learning, collaboration, relationships, fierce advocacy, the authentic self, giving back to others, courageous acts, and celebration and joy.

 (c) 2015 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email rbj@rbj.net.

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