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Andrea Bogdan former colleague You are the best!

Tanya Sanders My Former Vice President I had a pleasure to work with Athena at American Express for over 10 years. Ther e are only good things that come to mind, when I think about her. A top professi onal, real expert in her field, a Mentor to some and reliable friend to others, she is very well respected by her peers, support staff and management. I would r ecommend Athena to anyone and would be thrilled to work with her again someday. Former colleague Dani Myers Athena. While Amex afforded me a number of things - meeting great people like yo u - it became a production environment - no creativity - no client focus - just get the next deal signed. If you want to work you will - you are SO marketable. Hang Dang Retired Yes, there is life after Amex, you will be fine. With your selling skills you wi ll not have any problem finding a new position somewhere... Suzanne Showers former colleague. I am so happy that I left. I'm lucky that I found a job that I enjoy, and you wi ll too. xoxoxo Tania K Posy I am so happy I got to meet you. You're the best! :) Erika J Dowgiallo Great! Thanks for sharing Athena Jeffery P Howard Thanks a bunch! Keep me in the loop. Good job! Thanks again! CLIENT QUOTES Mariana Lomeli Special Olympics You are wonderful. Thank you! Audrey White Unity Health Care Thanks Athena!!! YOU ROCK! Eric O'Neill ASLRRA You're welcome, and I thank you too for your assistance, you helped us out of a bind. Clive Brady German Marshall Fund Brilliant timing! I am happy to meet with you. Please give me a call and we can meet. Regards, Clive Stanley Ray ICMA RC Thank you and we're looking forward to it! Regards, Stanley Organization of American States Dear Athena: Thanks for your kind visit this morning and patience, and for the i nfo you've sent this afternoon. Best Regards, Raul Plata Athena, Thank you for your prompt response. Chet Neymour. Brad Marshall Democratic National Committee Thanks for all your help. Garifallia Marriot Client Hi Athena, You are a great communicator and you have great people skills! ATHENA MANTHOS

1329 Dale Drive, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 301-585-8469 l Dear Hiring Leader, In the end, it's all about results - the ability to drive and capture the sales that lead to increased revenue and business success. I wish to offer my 13 years of successful selling experience and resourceful insight to increase your compa nies' market share. Over the course of 13 years in progressively my sales role, I have repeatedly delivered at the very highest levels- the many awards are a te stament to my knowledge, determination, and talent. I am now looking to bring al l of these assets to work for your team in a new and challenging role. As an Area Sales Manager since 1996 my ability to build strong, long-lasting rel ationships coupled with my strong presentation and closing skills will serve to achieve the results that your company seeks. I have also consistently outperform ed peers and produced unprecedented figures. I have developed focused strategic plans, implemented vital improvements to processes, and proactively built relati onships that were strong and mutually beneficial. I am confident that I can brin g all of this expertise to work to help your organization reach its goals. Select highlights from my career include: * Ambassador Club Awards in 1998, 2003, 2007 AND 2008. In 2007 my total salary $327,000 and 2008 $301,000 due to exceeding my sales targets. * Proudly awarded the Circle of Excellence Award annually. * Proudly attained the Consistency Award Service Award for 10 consecutive years for competently achieving and exceeding my sales goals and targets. * Garnering national recognition as Quality Circle Award recipient for Blue Box Values. For a complete presentation of my career, please see the enclosed resume and fee l free to contact me at your earliest convenience I am confident that you will f ind that I am well equipped and prepared to succeed. Thank you for your consider ation. I look forward to meeting with you soon. Sincerely, Athena Manthos AMERICAN EXPRESS Dear Hiring Leader, It has been my distinct pleasure to have worked with Athena Manthos for several years at American Express. I have over 13 years of tenure with the company and h ave had many direct reports during my career. Athena is the most effective sales professional I have had the privilege of working with both inside and outside o f the company. She treats each of her clients and colleagues with the highest le vel of respect. She is always the first to offer her time to support the company 's numerous initiatives. Her competence as it relates to creating an effective s trategy and executing flawlessly against it is outstanding. And her ability to d eliver company-leading sales results, year over year, is unmatched. Much of my a nd my direct reports' success can be directly attributed to Athena Manthos. With her exemplary work ethic, integrity-based results, and the infectious positive attitude, I believe that Athena would be an asset to any organization. Regards Chris X. Ryan

Athena Manthos H 301-585-8469 C 240-988-2107 1329 Dale Drive Silver Spring, MD 20910 EXECUTIVE PERFORMANCE American Express Company is a global payments and travel company. The Company's principal products and services are charge and credit payment card products, and travel-related services offered to consumers and businesses around the world. Senior Executive: Business Development Sales Manager * Award-winning Sales Generator. Recipient of multiple honors for delivering to p sales as a Business Development and Account leader for American Express. Consi stently ranked at the top for revenue gains. * Savvy and Supportive Business Developer. Strong communicator with the critica l ability to quickly recognize, develop and capitalize on profitable relationshi ps that open doors to new opportunities and financial gains. Growth Catalyst | Project Manager | Value Creator Earned the top customer satisfaction score in the entire nation. Accomplished, technically sophisticated sales manager, with over 14 years of ext ensive experience in business development and sales. Top performing manager with a proven track record capable of developing new territory and increasing existi ng territory, utilizing excellent planning skills in combination with market pen etration techniques. Consistently recognized for the ability to create strategic value-added business relationships and verbally communicate a pattern of succes s. Established success in new market identification, strategic thinking, team bu ilding, and problem solving. MANAGER BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: 1996-2010 Value Creation | Market Penetration | New Business Development Focused on senior executives (CEOs & CFOs) to sell in, set-up, implement and exe cute corporate card, purchasing card, meeting card and expense management soluti ons. Accountable for cold calling and obtaining new clients reaching on average up to 40 million in annual sales while directing an area consisting of Washingto n DC. Conducted orientation, trained and coached the management staff/rookies in execution of daily tasks and to maximize sales. Participated in administering c ompany policies and developing long range goals and objectives. Studied current business while identifying and evaluating additional needs. Analyzed opportuniti es and qualified potential business while assisting in strategy development. Managed the development of new client relationships and increased client awarene ss while overseeing current client relationships and growing existing accounts. Responsible for identifying new business opportunities and expanding the busines ses client base. Acted as primary point-of-contact for clients while leading day -to-day management and optimization of client campaigns. Directed $110 million g lobal portfolio for acquiring travel, corporate card, and expense management as well as consulting services. This included many of company's largest Fortune 100 companies such as Liquidity and Inphonic and multiple law firms for US Patent c harges, Crowell Moring, Wilmer Hale, and Finnegan. I successfully sold the John Kerry campaign and Hillary Clinton campaign. Territory Management| Team Leadership| Profit Creation | Client Relations Ensured policy applications met required standards and followed quality assuranc

e procedures. Operated as territory manager of new business sales in, expertly c overing Washington DC and Southern Maryland. Efficiently coached and trained all new hires on Southeast team and was accountable for creating regional and compa ny wide marketing campaigns. Effectively acquired over $50 million in new busine ss and over 150 new corporate clients. Studied current business while identifyin g and evaluating additional needs. Analyzed opportunities and qualified potentia l business while assisting in strategy development Prepared action plans and sch edules to identify specific targets and to project the number of contacts to be made. Identified and contacted sales prospects as assigned. Studied current busi ness while identifying and evaluating additional needs. Analyzed opportunities a nd qualified potential business while assisting in strategy development. * Effectively surpassed growth goals yearly by over 150% and exceeded customer satisfaction goals by 18%. Efficiently increased profitability each year with 10 0% retention. * Successfully Co-chaired the Washington Blue Box Council and participated in t he risk management team while contributing to pulse team and employee satisfacti on team as well as aided in training of numerous new hires. * Proudly attained 4 Ambassador Club Awards 1998, 2003, 2006, 2008. Successfull y attained over 136% sales goal in 1998, 175% in 2003, 150% 2006 and 204% in 200 8. The Ambassador's Club award recognizes outstanding employees across businessto-business for their goal achievements and leadership behaviors Individuals who receive the Ambassador's Club award have exceeded expectations in their results and demonstrated clear leadership among their peers. * Proudly awarded the Circle of Excellence Award annually. * Proudly attained the Consistency Award Service Award for 10 consecutive years for competently achieving and exceeding my sales goals and targets. Prior Professional Experience * American Express Travel Agent - Wash. D.C 1981-1984 AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL OFFICE MANAGER: * Office in Columbia Maryland 1985-1989; Staff of 7 * Office in Wash DC 1989-1994; Staff of 15 * Corporate On-Site Travel Manager Lockheed Martin 1994-1996; Staff of 10 EDUCATION * Bachelor of Science in Education and Human Development and a Minor in Busines s 1981 - George Washington University * Master Classes in Travel and Tourism 1981-1982 Community Activities Member of ONE: ONE is a grassroots campaign and advocacy organization backed by more than 2 million people who are committed to the fight against extreme povert y and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Cofounded by Bono and other c ampaigners, ONE is nonpartisan and works closely with African policy makers and activists.