Aubel Named 2015 Athena Award Winner

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Genie Aubel, president of St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, was named the 2015 recipient of the Athena Award last night.

Selected from among 16 nominees, Aubel was presented the award before a crowd of more than 500 at the awards dinner held at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center.

The Athena Award, presented by the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber and The Vindicator/, recognizes area business and professional women who have demonstrated excellence in their chosen careers, provided leadership in the community and mentored or contributed to the growth of other professional women.

Aubel became president of the Mercy Health hospital in 2006. The Canfield resident planned the multi-phase evolution of the campus that includes the cancer center, emergency and diagnostic center, wellness center, St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center and the addition last year of a $100 million second tower.

The first tower of  the 132-bed hospital, also a $100 million project, opened in 2007 and was the first new hospital built in the Mahoning Valley since 1958.

The keynote address at the event was delivered by Beth E. Mooney, chairwoman and CEO of KeyCorp. American Banker Magazine’s No. 1 female banker in each of the last two years, she also has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women in Business,” and by Fortune Magazine as one of the Top 50 “Most Powerful Women in Business.”

Also during the Athena dinner, Youngstown State University student Briana Scott received a $1,500 Athena scholarship while Poland Seminary High School senior Nicolette Kreatsoulas and YSU student Megan Guliano both received scholarships in the amount of $1,250 each.

Pictured: Genie Aubel.

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