Mary Ann Dunham, a shareholder in the Corporate Finance & Technology Section of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's Pittsburgh office and chair of the firm's Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group, was quoted on the 2010 ATHENA Award Finalists in an announcement released by the Allegheny Conference on August 10 and picked up by a number of media outlets, including the Pittsburgh Business Times.

Dunham, the 2009 ATHENA Award recipient and chair of this year's ATHENA Award Selection Committee, discussed the Allegheny Conference's selections for the Pittsburgh region's prominent women leaders who have been named 2010 Greater Pittsburgh ATHENA Award finalists.

"It was quite a challenge for the Selection Committee to choose finalists from such a remarkable pool of nominees. But, these six women ultimately stood out. Their professional accomplishments, their service to our community and their contributions to the development of our next generation of women leaders are truly inspirational. Each is a wonderful example of what the ATHENA Award is all about. It's an honor to recognize them as finalists," Dunham said.