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Chamber Honors Kathleen Lambert

The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce will present the 2014 ATHENA award to Kathleen McCarthy Lambert,
The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce will present the 2014 ATHENA award to Kathleen McCarthy Lambert, Chief Financail Officer of McCarthy Tire Service Co., Inc., The award will be presented at the Chamber’s Award Luncheon on June 24, 2014.
The ATHENA Award Program was developed over 30 years ago in Lansing Michigan by a Chamber Board member determined to honor exceptional woman leaders who demonstrate the highest level of professional excellence in their business or profession, has devoted time and energy to the community in a meaningful way, and most especially, has generously assisted women in attaining their full potential.
Kathleen McCarthy Lambert is the Chief Financial Officer at McCarthy Tire Service Co., Inc., an organization committed to supplying the most cost effective products and services to the transportation industry. They also highly value the goals of our customers and suppliers, and have been unwilling to waiver from these commitments in light of the tremendous pressures from the consolidation and evolution of the tire industry that are forced on the independent tire dealer. Due to devoted commitment from customers, they continue to align ourselves with those whose products they feel meet the business goals of their customers.  While doing this they never compromise their integrity or reputation for financial gain.
She has been a part of numerous fundraising for organizations such as United Way, American Heart Association, St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, King’s College, the Catholic Youth Center, St. Nicholas-St. Mary’s School, Holy Redeemer High School, John Heinz, St. Mary’s Church, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and Volunteers in Medicine.
Kathleen is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accounting, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Circle 200 and was named 2013 Top 25 Business Women in NEPA.
Kathleen is an outstanding role model for women in business. She serves on the board for several organizations including King’s College, Wyoming Valley Health Care System/CHS, St. Mary’s Cemetery Association, Association for the Blind, The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton Diocesan Finance Council, Beatrice Eck Foundation, Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business & Industry, and the Osterhout Library.
Kathleen resides in Wyoming, PA with her husband, Gary. They have three children: Gary Jr (and his wife Tara), Mary Kate, and Timothy. Kathleen is a graduate of King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Business Administration.
KathleenLambert.JPEG: Kathleen M. Lambert, Chief Financial Officer of McCarthy Tire Service Co., Inc.
The ATHENA Award will be presented to Kathleen McCarthy Lambert at the Chamber's Annual Awards Luncheon, which will take place on June 24, 2014 at The Westmoreland Club in Downtown Wilkes-Barre. The cost to attend is $40 for Chamber members.
In addition to the ATHENA Award, the Chamber will also present the Pride of Place Awards and the I Believe Award. For information or to make a reservation, contact Lynn Heitmeyer at the Chamber at (570) 823-2101 ext. 149 or email Lynn@wilkesbarre.org.

(Information from Ben Eaton, Intern
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber)

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