Athena Polydorou is the Council Director for the Diversity & Inclusion, Internal Audit, Investor Relations & Sustainability Councils. During her 15+ years as an association executive, Athena has served as the director of over a dozen industry councils and boards, helping senior technology and manufacturing executives exchange ideas, develop best practices and forecast business trends.
Prior to joining Manufacturers Alliance, she held several roles at CTIA – The Wireless Association, including Executive Director of their Foundation, and Director of Wireless Industry Development. She has significant experience in benchmarking and best practice sharing, event management, online communities, and bringing together executives to help one another. Athena earned a B.A. from University of Maryland College Park, a Masters in Telecommunication from George Washington University, and executive education certificates in Corporate Social Responsibility from Johns Hopkins and Harvard Universities.