Award to be presented at the annual chamber dinner on November 11, 2022
We are proud to announce that Plano’s own Christene “Chris” Krupa Downs of Krupa Downs Law, PLLC was recognized by the Plano Chamber of Commerce as this year’s ATHENA winner.
The ATHENA Award, an annual Chamber recognition since 1986, recognizes women leaders who exhibit excellence in their business or profession through the nonprofit program ATHENA International. The award, selected through nomination by others in the community, honors one remarkable woman each year who has achieved distinction in her professional and personal life.
As an ATHENA awardee, Chris joins this elite group of Plano women who expresses the qualities embodied in the ATHENA Leadership Model and who has
- Achieved the highest level of professional excellence.
- Contributes time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community.
- Actively assists others, particularly women, in realizing their full leadership potential.
Chris, who practices estate planning, probate, and guardianship in Plano, received her Juris Doctorate from Texas Wesleyan School of Law and Bachelor of Arts in Government & Politics from The University of Texas at Dallas.
In addition to her recognition and acknowledgments in the field of law, Chris is highly active in the community servicing on the City of Plano’s Cultural Arts Commission, Complete Count 2020 Census Committee, Community Foundation of Texas’s Advisory Council, Hope’s Door Advisory Council, and Junior League of Collin County.
She is also passionate about helping others and leaving her mark on the Plano community.
Join us in congratulating Chris and recognizing her as one of our city’s best and brightest at the annual Best of Plano awards dinner on Friday, November 11. More details to be available soon.
The evening event celebrates the achievements of local business and community leaders with the presentation of awards, including Citizen of the Year, Business Executive of the Year, Small Business Person of the Year, and more.
For more information, contact Ryan Minter, Senior Programs Manager, at the Plano Chamber, at (972) 424-7547 ext. 229 or visit the award website at https://www.planochamber.org/get-involved/connect/signature-events/best-of-plano/.