ALA Faces Member and Chapter News

Anniversaries, Awards and Appointments February 2022

Members on the Move

Misty Borg Misterek

Misty Borg-Misterek, MCC, LDC, an independent member, is now Director of Business Development and Marketing at Merchant & Gould, PC, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Dana Burleigh (not pictured), a member of the Metropolitan Detroit Chapter, is now Human Resources Manager at Butzel Long, PC, in Troy, Michigan.


Jonathan Delk, an independent member, is now Executive Director at Johnston Van Arsdale Martin in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.


Shawna R. Holmes, a member of the Palm Beach County Chapter, is now Practice Manager at Cozen O’Connor in Boca Raton, Florida.


Suzanne L. Florez, CLM, a member of the Chicago Chapter, is now Director of Administration at Nyhan Bambrick Kinzie & Lowry, PC, in Chicago, Illinois.


Tania José, a member of the Capital Chapter, is now DC Office Administrator and Firm HR Manager at Klein Hornig LLP in Washington, D.C.


Natalie Mazzuca, CLM, a member of the Chicago Chapter, is now Executive Director at Dinse Knapp & McAndrew, PC, in Burlington, Vermont.

Karen H. Paulsen, an independent member, is now Administrative Director at Hanley Flight & Zimmerman, LLC, in Chicago, Illinois.

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ALA member Susan D. Sutton passed away earlier this month at the age of 55. Susan was the Financial Director at Patterson Thuente IP in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she was just weeks away from reaching 30 years of service. With ALA, she chaired the Intellectual Property Conference Committee in 2018. Susan was also a member of the Minnesota Chapter of ALA. Contributions in her memory can be made to the University of Minnesota Foundation, earmarked for kidney transplantation. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues.

ALA is saddened to report that retired member Ira James “Jim” Cowan passed away in December at the age of 78. He belonged to ALA from 1980 to 2008 and was awarded the Outstanding Association Volunteer Award in 1997. Jim was originally an educator before moving into the legal administration field. He served as the Executive Director for the Cleveland, Ohio, law firms of Burke, Haber & Berick; Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP; and Ulmer & Berne LLP. Contributions in Jim’s memory can be made to The Gathering Place or Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness. Our sympathies are with those who knew him.