Governing Body

The ATHENAPowerLink Governing Body is comprised of volunteer executives and entrepreneurs from the business community. Member representatives are experienced in various business disciplines, such as banking, accounting, finance, law, human resources and marketing. Governing Body members also come from organizations which provide resources to entrepreneurs throughout Central Florida.

Governing Body Members:

  • Christi Lawson, Co-chair
    Foley & Lardner
  • Marni Spence, Co-chair
    CliftonLarsonAllen
  • Judi Awsumb
    Awsumb Enterprises
  • Cari Coats
    Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship at Rollins College
  • Liefke Cox
    Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission
  • Cherise Czeban
    SCB Marketing
  • Carol Ann Dykes
    UCF Business Incubation Program
  • Karen Keene
    ATHENA International
  • Rob Kubier
    Paychex Payroll Services
  • Diana LaRue
    Appleton Creative
  • Bridget Lee
    OUC
  • Gina Medlock
    PNC Bank
  • John O’Donnell
    Insurance Consultants of Central Florida
  • Danielle Permenter
    Orlando, Inc.
  • Pamela Rogan
    NAWBO Orlando
  • Diane Sears
    WPO Orlando
  • Sam Stark
    Moxē
  • Matt Thursam
    WBDC of Florida

“If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.”

Melinda Gates
Philanthropist