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    LMA International Committees

    2015 Annual Conference

    Responsible for planning and programming the 2015 Annual Conference. Please visit lmaconference.com for up to date information.

    Co-Chairs: Ashraf Lakhani & Anne Malloy Tucker
    Board Liaison: Adam Severson  
    Staff Liaison: Kristy Perkins 


    Assists LMA's Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities with respect to: (i) the audit of LMA's books and records; and (ii) LMA's system of internal financial controls and procedures. LMA's external auditors shall maintain an open and transparent relationship with the Committee, and shall ultimately be accountable to LMA's Board of Directors and the Committee.

    Chair/Board Liaison: Cortney Nathanson
    Staff Liaison: Alexia Malamis

    Chapter Presidents

    Serves as a formal platform to coordinate reciprocal communication between chapter leadership and the LMA international board. Chaired by an elected chapter president from the previous year, this committee participates in monthly conference calls for the purpose of being briefed on and providing input on organization initiatives, share chapter development best practices and nurture cross-chapter networks.    
    Chair/Board Liaison: Kelly MacKinnon
    Staff Liaison: Adrianne Stokes

    Education Advisory Council

    Develops and implements educational programs for members and other customers involved in the legal marketing field. Programs include a yearly QuickStart program for new or junior marketers; monthly webinars covering a broad range of topics; distance learning courses; Annual Conference and other education and professional development opportunities as developed. 

    Chair: Aleisha Gravit 
    Board Liaison: Marcie Shunk
    Staff Liaison: Holly Amatangelo

    Solo Small Firm SIG 
    For those who have an interest or primary role in using competitive or market intelligence or research to help their firms identify and convert new market and client opportunities.

     SIG Leaders: Marguerite Downey & Courtney Kienow
    Staff Liaison: Tricia Chiamas

    Client Value SIG

    The Client Value SIG is an industry-related focus group that joins to network, develop relevant educational programs and share best practices. In a changing and competitive environment, the Client Value SIG supports the progress of law firms toward commonly held business practices and helps legal marketing professionals build the critical skill set of strategic disciplines driving the development of the business of law. 

    SIG Leader: Toby Brown
    Staff Liaison: Tricia Chiamas

    CMO/Senior Marketer SIGforum for those in a first-chair role at a law firm to share ideas and discuss relevant topics.

     SIG Leaders:  Despina Kartson & Dawn Gertz Longfield
    Staff Liaison: Tricia Chiamas

    Social Media SIGFor those who have an interest or primary role in using social media and online networking platforms to enhance marketing and business development efforts.

    SIG Leaders:  Lance Godard, Lindsay Griffiths, Laura Toledo, Gail LaMarche, & Nancy Myrland
    Staff Liaison: Tricia Chiamas

    Service Provider SIGA community of vendors and service providers to law firms and legal marketers.

     SIG Leader: Kevin Iredell
    Staff Liaison: Tricia Chiamas


    Oversees the financial status and general solvency of the organization. They work with staff in the annual budgeting process, review and provide recommendations on budgeted and unbudgeted spending requests and develop and recommend long-range financial objectives for the association. When appropriate, the committee will work directly with International committees/task forces and chapters to provide financial guidance (i.e., tools, best practices, resources and an open forum).    

    Chair/Treasurer: Cortney Nathanson
    Staff Liaison: Alexia Malamis 


    Responsible for making recommendations to the Board and Executive Director on matters related to effective governance of the organization. Specific supporting tasks in this regard include:

    • Designing and implementing an evaluation model and criteria to measure Board and committee performance
    • Create and maintain a Board development program
    • Annual review of the organization’s governance structure
    • Other tasks as assigned by the Board, President or Executive Director

    In addition, the committee will assume the role and responsibility for the Nominations committee. As such, the committee will also be responsible for identifying future Association leaders and administering the Pathways to Leadership program. Supporting tasks in this regard include:

    • Conducting the annual Board nominations process
    • Presenting the slate for approval
    • Advising the President-Elect and Board on committee structure and prospective committee leaders/members as part of the Pathways to Leadership program.

    Co-Chairs: Teresa Cherman & Jon Mattson
    Board Liaison: Lydia Bednerik
    Staff Liaison: Susan Lane 


    Collaborates with staff to establish programs for recruitment, renewal and retention of LMA members and initiatives designed to stimulate growth in all membership categories. Identifies and reviews ideas for new benefits and services for members. Provides support to LMA chapters and members at large in all of these areas. 
    Co-Chairs: Amy Verhulst & Jill Huse
    Board Liaison: Ezra Crawford
    Staff Liaison: Justine Gershak 

    Award Programs

    Hall of Fame

    Responsible for implementing and judging of annual Hall of Fame Award program.

    Co-Chairs: Mark Greene & Elonide Semmes
    Board Liaison: Tim Corcoran
    Staff Liaison: Justine Gershak

    Your Honor Awards 

    Responsible for implementing and judging of annual Your Honor Awards program.
    Co-Leaders:  Tasneem Goodman & Marcie Valerio
    Board Liaison: Kathryn Whitaker
    Staff Liaison: Lisa Rottler

    Rising Star Award 

    Responsible for implementing and judging of annual Rising Star Award program.
    Co-Leaders: Liz Boehm & Melissa Marshall
    Board Liaison: Kathryn Whitaker
    Staff Liaison: Justine Gershak 

    Outstanding Chapter 

    Responsible for implementing and judging of annual Outstanding Chapter Award program.
    Co-Leaders: Jeff Dennis & Adam Stock
    Board Liaison: Kelly MacKinnon
    Staff Liaison: Adrianne Stokes 

    Strategies Journal Editorial Board

    Determines, supervises and facilitates content of LMA's publication, Strategies — The Journal of Legal Marketing. The magazine is published 10 times per year. The Board also identifies opportunities for additional revenue and content distribution, and oversees the work of the managing editor. 
    Co-Chairs: Kevin Sullivan & John Byrne
    Board Liaison: Jill Weber
    Staff Liaison: Frances Moffett


    Provides general oversight of the association’s technology needs. Includes the Website Redesign Task Force, currently scoped with recommending a plan and managing the execution of superficial website enhancements.  
    Co-Chairs: Heather Morse & Lindsay Griffiths
    Board Liaison: Leslie Meagley
    Staff Liaison: Meredith Halperin

    Think Tank

    The LMA Think Tank Committee has responsibility for developing and distributing thought leadership on important topics that will impact the association and its members.

    Co-Chairs: Ashley Tenney & Ben Greenzweig
    Board Liaison: Tim Corcoran
    Staff Liaison: Susan Lane 

    Founded in 1985, LMA is the authority for legal marketing - a forum that brings together legal marketing and business development professionals from firms of all sizes, consultants and vendors, lawyers, and marketing students to share their collective knowledge.

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