Athena, Male Champion of Change winners announced
Gwen Tombergs and Paul Rumler last week were named the 2019 recipients of the Athena + Male Champion of Change Awards. Tombergs, who received the Athena Award, is president of the Quad City Storm, the first female to hold the position in the Southern Professional Hockey League. According to a release, Tombergs has been a professional and philanthropic cheerleader to the Quad Cities region. Rumler, who received the Male Champion of Change Award, is president and CEO of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce. Under his leadership, the organization saw an increase in gender, age and ethnic diversity. The awards were presented at a luncheon and program hosted April 4 in Bettendorf by Women Lead Change.