Meet the ALA Staff

Oliver P. Yandle, JD, CAE

May 18, 2016, 16:00 PM
Display Title : Oliver P. Yandle JD, CAE
First Name : Oliver P.
Last Name : Yandle
Phone : (847) 267-1570
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Leadership Role : Executive Director
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Organization : Association of Legal Administrators
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Oliver Yandle took the helm of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) in July 2012, the largest international organization providing support to people in the legal management profession. With nearly 8,000 members in 30 countries, Yandle steers an organization of leaders in the legal management industry who are experts in management, finance, human resources, systems and technology, facilities, marketing and practice management.

Prior to ALA, Yandle served as the executive vice president of the Commercial Law League in Chicago. Oliver’s law association experience includes holding the executive director position at the International Association of Defense Counsel, in Chicago, Illinois and he served as an adjunct instructor of legal analysis and writing at the Washington College of Law at American University.

In addition to his legal experience, Yandle has had a long-standing career in association work. He has held senior directors positions at SmithBucklin in Chicago, Illinois, at the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association in Washington, D.C. and at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America in Washington D.C.

He is active in both the Society of Association Executives (ASAE) where he holds the Certified Association Executive designation, and the Association Forum of Chicagoland, where he served as Chair of the Board of Directors.

Yandle is a native of Louisiana and holds a BA in journalism from Loyola University of the South in New Orleans, and a JD from Washington College of Law at The American University in Washington, D.C.  
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