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Newsmaker: Laura Ellsworth

| Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Laura Ellsworth, partner-in-charge of Jones Day law firm’s local office, was named the 2013 Greater Pittsburgh Athena Award winner. Newsmaker photo

Noteworthy: Ellsworth, partner-in-charge of the Pittsburgh office of the Jones Day law firm, was named the 2013 Greater Pittsburgh Athena Award winner. The Athena Award honors local women in business.

Age: 55

Residence: Diamond Run

Family: Husband: Bruce; son: Matthew

Background: Ellsworth is vice chair of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, chair of the Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh and chair of the United Way Women's Leadership Council.

Education: J.D. magna cum laude from University of Pittsburgh, 1983; B.A. in U.S. history and Japanese art history from Princeton University, 1980.

Quote: “(The Athena Award) was a great reaffirmation of the fact that our true purpose on this earth is to serve others and to grow the next generation, whether that be within our own business, within our own community or within our own family.”

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