Nashville Lawyers Receive Athena Awards

Nashville lawyer Ruth Johnson was honored with the 2012 Nashville Athena Award this week. Johnson, who was nominated by the Tennessee Women's Forum, was one of 29 nominees considered for the award, which recognizes women for outstanding business skills, leadership and community service. Johnson currently serves as associate vice president for advancement at Meharry Medical College. She previously served under Gov. Don Sundquist as the state's Commissioner of Revenue from 1995 to 2003. She earned her law degree from Vanderbilt University in 1975. Read more from the school

Another Nashville lawyer, Andrea Perry, was awarded the group's 2012 Young Professional Leadership Award earlier this month. The Nashville Post has more on her award.