David W. Brezina Memorial Sessions at the Annual Conference Sponsored by the Foundation
David W. Brezina served as ALA President from 1996 to 1997. His career in legal administration spanned more than 20 years. In 1996, Dave was involved in a tragic bicycling accident resulting in paralysis and quadriplegia. Even as he fought this disability, he served his term as President with distinction and vigor. At the time of his death in 1999, Dave was serving as a Trustee of the Foundation. A memorial fund was created in his honor to further the educational and charitable work of the Foundation.
Each year at the Annual Conference, the Foundation sponsors the David W. Brezina Memorial Session by bringing a speaker who personifies the spirit of community, professional ethics, personal fortitude and high personal standards of human civility that David represented in both his professional life and his personal struggles.
Over the past several years, here is a listing of speakers and topics presented.
It's Okay to Be the Boss
Speaker: Bruce Tulgan 2011
Managing with Aloha
Speaker: Rosa Say 2012
The Inclusion Paradox
Speaker: Andrés Tapia 2013
The Trial of Salim Ahmed Hamdan: Pro Bono Legal Services
Speaker: Harry Schneider, Jr. 2014
Broken Eyes, Unbroken Spirit
Speaker: David Meador 2015
Speaker: Christine Porath, PhD 2016
Giving Voice to Values: The "How" of Values-Driven Leadership
Speaker: Mary Gentile PhD 2017