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Association of Legal Administrators Announces 2017-18 Board of Directors

  • Apr 4

For Immediate Release
April 4, 2017

(CHICAGO, Illinois) — This week at the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) Annual Conference & Expo in Denver, Colorado, ALA inducted its Board of Directors for the 2017-18 year. Leading the association and serving as president is Gary T. Swisher II, CLM, Chief Administrative Officer at Clark Partington in Pensacola, Florida. Laura Broomell, CLM, from Greene Espel in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will continue her service as Past President on the Board.

The following individuals were elected to the 2017-18 Board of Directors:

Gary T. Swisher II CLM, of Clark Partington in Pensacola, Florida

Past President:
Laura J. Broomell, CLM, of Greene Espel PLLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota

April Campbell, JD, of Perkins Coie LLP in Seattle, Washington

Region 1 Director:
Joe Samarco, MBA, of Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Region 2 Director:
Vicki Smith-Bilt, CLM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, of Greenberg Traurig, PA, in Miami, Florida

Region 3 Director:
Debra Elsbury, CLM, of Threlkeld & Associates in Indianapolis, Indiana 

Region 4 Director:
James Cornell III of Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody, PC, in Austin, Texas

Region 5 Director:
Lori Hughes of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP in Portland, Oregon 

Region 6 Director:
Shaun Morrison of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP in Los Angeles, California

At-Large Director:
Katie Bryant, CLM, of Udall Shumway, PLC, in Mesa, Arizona

At-Large Director:
Michael Bumgarner, CLM, CPA, CGMA, of Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC in Charleston, West Virginia

At-Large Director:
Julie Logan, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, of Newmeyer & Dillion, LLP, in Newport Beach, California 

ALA’s Board of Directors leads the Association and its membership by setting the direction for each year including addressing each of the goals in the 2017-2020 Strategic plan.

About the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)
ALA is focused on the delivery of cutting-edge management and leadership products and services to the global legal community. ALA has nearly 8,300 members representing 30 different countries with 95 chapters. The Association identifies and provides solutions to the most critical strategic and operational challenges its members and customers face today, and prepares them for the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow. For more information on ALA, visit

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