2020 Your Honor Awards: Recognizing Our Volunteers

By Rachel Shields Williams, senior manager, experience management at Sidley Austin LLP

We can all agree this year was different than any other year in our collective history. In March, we were asked to turn our firms and all related activities virtual overnight. Then we asked our volunteers to throw out their 2020 plans to create a fully virtual experience for our 450-person region for an indefinite period of time – and they did, brilliantly. They delivered countless articles, newsletters, webinars, social events, and operational activities. They often did this work for our region at night, on the weekend, and without recognition because things were canceled or rescheduled.

This year would not have been possible without this core group of leaders who stepped up and contributed to a banner year for our region. In a year where we have learned we are stronger collectively than as an individuals, we are thrilled to name all of our Volunteer Leaders as “2020 Member of the Year.” They have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the growth and success of our region. The winners are:

Adam Hopkins, Perkins Coie

Alan Singles, Jaffe Associates

Ali Pillow, Venable

Alice Simons, Hudson Cook

Alison Meyer, The McCammon Group

Amy Strope, Covington & Burling

Arthur Uratani, Bookoff McAndrews

Ashley Byrne, Hunton Andrews Kurth

Ashley Hollingsworth, McDermott Will & Emery

Ashley Mazurek, McGillivary Steele Elkin

Bobbie Conklin, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Brian Gallagher, Eversheds Sutherland

Cassey Elder, Eversheds Sutherland

Catherine Iszard, NERA Economic Consulting

Darryl Cross, INTAPP

Dave Harvey, LawVision

Diana Dillon, Wiley Rein

Ed Perugia, Jenner & Block

Elizabeth Kerns, Allen and Allen

Emily Johnson, Eversheds Sutherland

Faith Hubbard, Rosenberg Martin Greenberg

Ger Thor, Hogan Lovells

Gina Eliadis, Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann

Helena Lawrence, Sierra Marketing

Hillary Hitt, McDermott Will & Emery

Inna Kolomiytsev, Smith Pachter McWhorter

Jacqueline Madarang, Blank Rome

Janessa Shaikun, Franklin & Prokopik

Jason Levin, Ready, Set, Launch,

Jenna Schiappacasse, Jenner & Block

Jennifer Bonesteel, Littler

Jennifer Mason, Franklin & Prokopik

John Haumesser, Crowell & Moring

John Walsh, Steptoe & Johnson

Jonathan Groner, Freelance

Julianne Reid, Troutman Sanders

Kara Kane, Venable

Kate Boronkay, Davis Wright Tremaine

Kathryn Santerre, Sheppard Mullin

Kimberly Trone, Stock and Leader

Kristin Walinski, Scribe

Leslie Valenza, Freelance

Lisa Rory, Venable

Michael Bond, Blattel Communications

Michael Burbach, Mayer Brown

Michelle McWhinney, Jackson Lewis P.C.

Neidy E. Hornsby, Esq., Bilzin Sumberg

Nicole Ames, Pessin Katz Law, P.A.

Nicole Steckman, Crowell & Moring

Paul Bonner, Venable

PJ Sawchuk, Absolute Advisory

Rachel Patterson, Crowell & Moring

Rebecca Edwards, Williams Mullen

Sarah Abreu, Venable

Scott Pacheco, Lerch, Early & Brewer

Tahisha Fugate, Paul Hastings

Tara Marshall-Hill, H5

Trina Vogel, Hunton Andrews Kurth

Zinie Simpson, Baretz+Brunelle


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