March 16, 2011

SKO Attorney Awarded Impact Award for Fayette County

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Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Eileen O’Brien has received the 2011 Bluegrass Alliance for Women Impact Award for Fayette County. An Impact Award is bestowed upon just one individual from each county of the 17 counties served, recognizing each woman as an exemplary role model committed to empowering women and girls in the Bluegrass.

The 5th Annual Legacy Luncheon honored these women for their strong commitment to improve the lives of women and girls in their area. At the Legacy Luncheon, all Impact Award nominees were recognized, with the Legacy Award winner announced from the entire group of Impact Award winners.

At the luncheon, 17 Impact Award winners were honored. First Lady Jane Beshear, former First Lady Judi Patton, and former Governor Martha Layne Collins thanked the winners for their service. Ms. Patton has been a long time advocate for women and children harmed by abuse and violence. Gov. Collins and Ms. Patton spoke on their experiences serving as the honorary co-chairs of the Kentucky Task Force on the Economic Status of Kentucky’s Women, which resulted in the creation of the Bluegrass Alliance for Women.

Ms. O’Brien was nominated for the award for her work as President of the Board of Directors of Chrysalis House, a non-profit organization that helps women with substance abuse problems. She began working with the Chrysalis House in 1986, and was instrumental in implementing the Job Readiness Program, which has helped more than 130 women since its creation.

Ms. O’Brien has been with SKO for more than 30 years. She has been involved in firm leadership throughout her career and is currently the Chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice Group. She is actively involved in the community and currently serves on the Editorial Board for Kentucky Bench & Bar and as the Vice-President of the Kentucky Bar Foundation Board.

The Bluegrass Alliance for Women is a non-profit organization with a mission to improve the lives of women in Kentucky by creating opportunities that promote leadership, education, health and well-being, equity and economic sufficiency.