Friday, April 23, 2010

Tennessee's First Lady Andrea Conte Speaks at Girl Scout Gala

Andrea Conte, The First Lady of Tennessee, was recently in Knoxville to give the keynote speech at the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians 2010 “Women of Achievement” gala. Conte, who was once a Girl Scout herself, is the founder of “You Have the Power” - a national victim’s rights advocacy group. In 2008 she awarded the the prestigious National Crime Victim Service Award from the U.S. Department of Justice for her work with the group.

The 2010 honorees were; Linda Davidson, the Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs at the University of Tennessee, Sharon Lee, a justice on the Tennessee's Supreme Court and Susan Richardson Williams, president of SRW and Associates. Of the group, Conte said:
"The women who are being honored tonight are incredibly distinguished and so
down to earth... They have done so much in their particular careers. It's just
an honor to be here with them."
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