Chattanooga's 2013 Women Of Distinction Announced

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The 10 2013 Women of Distinction honorees have been announced by the American Lung Association in Tennessee. They will be honored at the 28th Annual Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, April 30, at the Chattanooga Convention Center Ballroom.

The event, which benefits the American Lung Association in Tennessee, is a Chattanooga tradition that honors one Tennessee Woman of Distinction, plus 10 of the Chattanooga area's most accomplished women who have distinguished themselves within their family, career, and community as well as three high school seniors –Young Women of Distinction.

The Tennessee Woman of Distinction and Young Women of Distinction have not yet been announced.

The 10 Women of Distinction are:

Ann Ball- Chattanooga Presents-Operations Director
Julie Brandao- BB&T Vice President, Family Risk Management
Kim Chapman- WTVC- News Channel 9 Anchor
Holly Harwell- Keller Williams Realty
Pam Ladd- Chattanooga City Council, Chair,
Mary Stewart Lewis- Regional Director of AT&T
Kristina Montague- UTC Assistant Dean, External Affairs
Carol Mutter- Mayor, Lookout Mountain,Tn. & Law Professor
Diane Parks- Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce-Director, Leadership and Community and
Jean Burke Young- Community Volunteer.

Lynda Minks Hood is chairing this year's event.

The annual event benefits the American Lung Association in Tennessee and its mission to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. Lung disease is the third leading cause of death in the United States today. In Tennessee alone, more than 814,000 children and adults are affected by lung disease such asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and lung cancer. 

Individual and table reservations, plus various sponsorship levels will be available through www.TNWomenofDistinction.org or by calling the ALA office at 629-1098.

Monies raised from the Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon help fund medical research, advocacy and education here and nationwide and ensure clean air and healthy lungs for all Tennesseans. 



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