An attorney has been recognized as the ATHENA on the Lakeshore award recipient.
Brianna Scott, owner-member of Brianna T. Scott & Associates, was given the award at the celebration this month, according to the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce.
The ATHENA on the Lakeshore award recognizes “outstanding lakeshore women who have demonstrated excellence in their business or profession, have provided valuable service by devoting time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in their community, assist women in reaching their full potential and exhibit the spirit of regional collaboration.”
Scott began practicing law in 2000 and was the first African-American attorney hired by the Muskegon County prosecutor’s office. She started her own practice five years later.
She was the first African-American president of the Muskegon Rotary Club, and as co-chair of the Rotary diversity and inclusion committee, she spearheaded new events to engage the entire community under the theme “Love Lives Here.”
She recently became a member for the Michigan State University Board of Trustees.
The ATHENA awards program also recognizes a young professional each year.
Abby Selby of Selby Tax and Accounting won the 2019 ATHENA on the Lakeshore Young Professional award.
The recipients are chosen by a selection committee composed of representatives from the participating chambers and community business leaders.