Athena Chiera ’06
Vice President of Business Development, Athena Engineering, Inc.
Athena Chiera is the Vice President of Business Development at Athena Engineering, Inc., a design-build construction company she runs alongside her parent’s, Jannie & Richard Chiera. Athena Engineering, Inc., a proudly woman and minority-owned business, specializes in the design and construction of technologically “smart” buildings, including the installation of Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Building Automation Systems.
Athena graduated from Claremont McKenna College in 2006 with a dual-degree in Government and Legal Studies, along with the Leadership Sequence. She is currently completing a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the Drucker School of Management. As a woman in a traditionally male-dominated field, Athena works on multiple boards that encourage women to enter the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – she has served on the board of Women for Girls, an affiliate of Girls Inc. of Orange County and the Board of Directors at St. Lucy’s Priory High School in Glendora, CA. Currently, she is a member of the board at the School of Arts and Enterprise in Pomona, CA, and a Vice-Chair of the Women’s Business Enterprise Council Forum Leadership. When spare time allows, she enjoys flying single engine planes, travelling to at least one new country per year, and hanging out with her crazy border collie, Piper.