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Association of Legal Administrators Announces 2016-17 Board of Directors

  • Jun 13

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — At its Annual Conference & Expo in Los Angeles this week, the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) inducted its Board of Directors for 2016-17. Leading the association and serving as president for 2016-17 is Laura J. Broomell, CLM, Chief Operating Officer from Greene Espel PLLP. Teresa Walker from Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, in Nashville, Tennessee, will continue her service as Past President of the Board.

The following individuals were elected to the 2016-17 Board of Directors:

  • President:
    Laura J. Broomell, CLM, of Greene Espel PLLP, in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • President-Elect:
    Gary Swisher II, CLM, of Clark Partington Hart Larry Bond & Stackhouse in Pensacola, Florida
  • Past President: 
    Teresa Walker of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Region 1 Director:
    Karen Glowacki of Sherin and Lodgen LLP, in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Region 2 Director:
    Vicki Smith-Bilt, CLM, SPHR, of Greenberg Traurig, PA, in Miami, Florida
  • Region 3 Director:
    Julie Logan, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, of Husch Blackwell LLP, in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Region 4 Director:
    James Cornell, III, of Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody, PC, in Austin, Texas
  • Region 5 Director:
    April Campbell, JD, of Perkins Coie LLP, in Seattle, Washington
  • Region 6 Director:
    Shaun Morrison of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, in Los Angeles, California
  • At-Large Director:
    Mark Bridgeman, CLM, of the U.S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois
  • At-Large Director:
    Katie Bryant, CLM, of Udall Shumway, PLC, in Mesa, Arizona
  • At-Large Director:
    Debbie Elsbury, CLM, of Threlkeld & Associates in Indianapolis, Indiana
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