Andrée Blumstein ’81 and Martha Boyd ’99 (BA’90) honored as 2016 Nashville Business Journal “Women of Influence”

Jan 7, 2016

Andrée Blumstein ’81 and Martha Boyd ’99 (BA’90) have both been honored by the Nashville Business Journal among its 2016 “Women of Influence.”

The annual listing recognizes women in the Nashville area who make an impact on the community as corporate executives, company managers, nonprofit and public policy leaders, community supporters and “trailblazers.”

Andree Blumstein '81Blumstein, who currently serves as Tennessee’s Solicitor General under Attorney General Herbert Slattery, has also served as a Special Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Before her appointment as solicitor general, she was a partner with Sherrard & Roe in Nashville for 21 years. In addition to her J.D. from Vanderbilt, Blumstein holds a Ph.D. in Germanic languages and literature from Yale University. She earned her undergraduate degree magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Vassar College. She is married to James F. Blumstein, Vanderbilt University Professor of Constitutional Law and Health Law and Policy, who directs the Vanderbilt Health Policy Center.


Martha Boyd '99 (BA'90)Boyd is a shareholder with Baker Donelson in Nashville, where she advises employers on employee discipline and discharge and litigates bid protests for government contractors. She is a former Major in the U.S. Army Reserves, having served on active duty in Baghdad, Iraq, as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She served on the human resources committee for Park Center from 2003 to the present and also serves on its board of directors.  She is also on the board of directors of Operation Stand Down Tennessee, a nonprofit veterans services organization. She is a Fellow of both the Tennessee Bar Foundation and the Nashville Bar Foundation and graduated from the TBA’s Leadership Law class of 2006. She received the Nashville Business Journal’s inaugural veteran’s award in 2015.

Blumstein and Boyd will be honored, along with other 2016 “Women of Influence,” at a luncheon on Feb. 9.