Carol R. Browning, a certified life underwriter, is the recipient of the Athena Award from the Women in usiness Committee of the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.

She received an abstract statue of the Greek goddess, Athena, Tuesday during a luncheon in Little America. Browning was selected from a group of nine women who were judged on their community service and their activity in WIBCO and the chamber.The statue was presented by Mike C. Hatch, sales manager of John C. Martin Oldsmobile/Cadillac, award sponsor. She also received a trip to New Orleans courtesy of Delta Airlines.

Speaking about Browning's professional accomplishments was David Cerva, president of Cerva, Browning and Quinn, and speaking about her chamber accomplishments was Fred S. Ball, chamber president. Pat Shoemaker of KSL-TV, talked about the support of women.

Browning is the immediate past chairwoman of WIBCO and a member of the chamber's board of governors. He attended the chamber's Leadership Utah sessions in 1985, has been active in the chamber's Diplomats group and President's Club and participated in Utah Business Week.

She is president of the Valley Association of Life Underwriters, a member of the Million Dollar Roundtable (top 3 percent of the world's underwriters), Utah Professional Saleswomen's Association and on the board of the Utah Chapter of Life Underwriters.

Browning is chairwoman of Professional Republican Women, active in the Utah/Idaho Southern Baptist Convention, United Way, Sundance Institute and the American Lung Association.