ALA Faces Member and Chapter News

Anniversaries, Awards and Appointments September 2021

Members on the Move


John D. Bowers, a member of the Nebraska Chapter, is now Chief Operating Officer at Vandenack Weaver LLC in Omaha, Nebraska.


Audrey N. Dellinger, a member of the Dallas Chapter, is now Office Manager at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP in Dallas, Texas.


DeQuan A. Everett, a member of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter, is now Regional Human Resources Manager at Alston & Bird LLP in Los Angeles, California.


Lisa A. Furlong, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, a member of the Capital Chapter, is now HR Manager at EWTN Global Catholic Network in Washington, D.C.


Cameron Gowan, JD, MPS, MLIS, BA, a member of the Capital Chapter, is now Regional Administrative Manager at Kutak Rock LLP in Washington, D.C.


Eric L. Hightower, CLM, SPHR, a member of the Maryland Chapter, is now Director of Operations at Wright Constable & Skeen, LLP, in Baltimore, Maryland.


Sharina P. Nath, a member of the Oregon Chapter, is now Legal Talent Coordinator at Lane Powell PC in Portland, Oregon.


Emily C. Spehar, a member of the Gateway Chapter, is now Practice Support Team Manager at Husch Blackwell LLP in St. Louis, Missouri.



At ALA-Lillies-Condolences-300x300Sending Our Condolences

  • ALA is saddened to report the passing of member Lori Gibson, 56. She worked as the Chief Operating Officer for Michigan’s Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge since 2012, which was the same year she joined ALA. (Gibson was also a member of the West Michigan Chapter.) Before that, she was a Director of Human Resources and Vice President of Operations for Spectrum Health, as well as an attorney at Warner Norcross & Judd, where she practiced employment law and served on the firm’s career development and recruiting committees. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Scarves of Hope Metastatic Breast Cancer Research Fund. Our thoughts are with her friends, family and colleagues.

  • ALA was also saddened to learn of the passing of member Bonnie King, 52. She was employed by O’Brien Tanski & Young, LLP, in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, for 30 years, spending the last 16 years as the Office Administrator. She was also a member of the Nutmeg Chapter of ALA. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Connecticut Chapter of the American Cancer Society. (As coordinator for her firm’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team, King helped raise over $26,000 for cancer research.) Our sympathies are with those who knew her.