San Antonio, TX, June 20, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- In a ceremony presented by Sterling Bank yesterday at the Airport Hilton, the North Chamber selected from among eight very qualified young professional women for the ATHENA Young Professional Award. Nominations were solicited earlier this year for individuals who “demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession; provide valuable service by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community; and actively assist women in realizing their full leadership potential.” The ATHENA International award began in 1982 and has honored more than 5,000 individuals in 500 communities in the United States, Canada, China, Russia, The United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.
The North Chamber of San Antonio nominees included: Elva Adams, Wells Fargo Bank; Madeline Anz Slay, Madeline Anz Slay Architecture, PLLC; Renee Crittenden-Garcia, Crittenden Communications, LLC; Stephanie Ewing, CPS Energy; Jennifer Holmquist, San Antonio Water System; Amy Jasperson, PhD, The University of Texas at San Antonio; Bonnie Lundy, Transplants for Children; and Trudy Madan, Synergist Research.
Mrs. Madeline Anz Slay was nominated by Mr. Ray Berend, a partner of Padgett, Stratemann & Co., LLP. His company was a Reserved Sponsor of the event along with Bartlett Cocke, LP, CPS Energy, Crittenden Communications, LLC, Jacobs Carter Burgess, Madeline Anz Slay Architecture, PLLC, Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc., Security Service Federal Credit Union, Transplants for Children, UTSA – Office of the President, and Wells Fargo Bank. Priority sponsors included ProjectControl, San Antonio Water System, and USAA Real Estate Company. The Mistress of Ceremonies was Nancy Gonzalez, co-anchor of KSAT 12’s Good Morning San Antonio.
After an inspiring speech by Keynote Speaker Lila Cockrell, Former Mayor of San Antonio, the award was presented to Madeline by Jim Heaney and Dahlia Garcia, both of Sterling Bank. Madeline Anz Slay is President of Madeline Anz Slay Architecture, PLLC., an architectural design and project management firm founded in December 2000. Madeline Anz Slay (MAS) Architecture, PLLC., has grown from a “one-woman” firm to one that employs eighteen dedicated team members with offices in San Antonio and Laredo. Madeline and her team are committed to providing quality design and service throughout all phases of each project, recognizing the individual needs of each client.
Madeline received her Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University College of Architecture in 1991 and is licensed in the State of Texas, Number 16442. She practiced in the Washington, D.C. area from 1991 through 1993 as a project manager with a design-build firm based in Vienna, Virginia. Upon returning home to San Antonio in 1993, she spent a year as a project manager for the Grumman Melbourne Joint Stars project. From 1994 through December 2000 she worked as a Project Architect for Rehler Vaughn and Koone, Inc. where she was promoted to Associate while working on such projects as the new Kendall County Courthouse, New Braunfels Public Library, and Coates Library at Trinity University.
A member of the American Institute of Architects, Madeline continuously served on the Board of Directors from 1996-2007. She ended her time on the board as a Host Chapter Co-Chair person for the AIA 2007 National Convention. She is also a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners and is currently serving on the Board of Directors. While serving on these Boards, Madeline has directed numerous committees and is a founding member of Women in Design, a mentoring arm of the AIA San Antonio Chapter. She is involved with the community through such mentoring programs as “Income of Her Own” as a facilitator, and improving City processes with the Development Services Committee. She has also been involved as a mentor in the programs at John Jay High School, Northside ISD, and the Northeast ISD’s Design and Technology Academy. Madeline provides financial resources and time commitments to many charities including Visitation House Ministries, Birthright, St. Peter – St. Joseph Children’s Home, Nino’s-SA, and the Good Shepherd Women’s Shelter. Madeline is currently serving a four year term as a member of the governing board of St. Peter – St. Joseph Children’s home.
Madeline was selected to be a part of the prestigious Greater Chamber’s Leadership San Antonio Class of 2003, and was recognized as a finalist for the 2003 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award and the 2004 and 2005 North Chamber’s Small Business Leadership Award for Business Achievement. MAS was recognized as a Fast Track business by the San Antonio Business Journal in 2004, as well as Madeline being recognized as a 40 under 40 Rising Star. Madeline also received a 2004 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award from National Association of Women Business Owners. Madeline Anz Slay Architecture was recognized by the San Antonio Conservation Society with their 2004 Historic Preservation Award for the Harnisch-Walker House in King William, San Antonio, Texas.
Madeline would like to thank the Sponsors and Committees that put on the event as well as her dedicated staff of employees, her husband, and her mother who is the CFO of her company.