In the last edition, you met many of the talented, fun superstars who are helping to make 2013 another successful year for LMA Midwest. In Part 2, we introduce you to the rest of the outstanding LMA Midwest board.
Sydney Iglitzen - Member at Large - Networking
What is fun fact that few people know about you?
Back in the day when I lived in Miami, I was a "disco queen" and even had a partner that I regularly danced with. Also, I love cartoons and Japanese anime and go to various ComicCon and anime conventions. I basically lurk and take pictures. Unfortunately, I do not have the courage to dress up as a character...yet. If I did, I can see myself as Xena, Princess Warrior, or Major Kusanagi, a kick-ass cyborg from Ghost in the Shell (for all you geeks out there!)
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I was told by my pediatrician that I would either be a spy, or an FBI agent or a model. I believed that for a while. Go figure? I think that I was tall and thin when I was young...What happened to that??!!
Apart from legal marketing prowess, what other skills or hobbies do you have?
I started out as a design student and for many years, was extremely artistic and creative (and what happened to that?) I used to sew elaborate costumes for my nieces, create intricate throw pillows and quilts and upholster furniture. Also, I collect stuff -- from kites, to all kinds of goofy toys, Halloween and other holiday decorations, shoes, unusual hats, pop-up books and more... You can imagine what my apartment looks like!
Stuart N. Goodman, J.D. - Treasurer
Stuart N. Goodman is the senior vice president of Sales and Channel Partnerships for Manzama, Inc., the leading provider of listening/social monitoring platforms for the legal profession. In this position, Stuart is responsible for establishing new client value propositions, driving revenue and advancing business development strategy.
Stuart has more than five years of law firm experience providing business development coaching, strategic planning, market intelligence, client relationship management, proposal management and key client programs support to/for lawyers and clients associated with Duane Morris and Snell & Wilmer.
Additionally, Stuart has over 20 years of experience in corporate sales, including more than a decade in client relationship management and executive account management positions with LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell. He also has experience with legal publishing sales and corporate marketing support with West Publishing Corporation, Matthew Bender, MCI/RCA Global Communications, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Corporation.
A former member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and current treasurer of the Legal Marketing Association - Midwest Chapter. Stuart earned his juris doctorate from Western State University College of Law and his bachelor of science from San Diego State University.
Lisa Sesti - Member at Large - Communications
I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up. I just knew that I liked solving problems and the creative process, so it’s not unnatural that I gravitated towards a career in marketing and advertising. Now with 20-plus years of a progressive career in marketing, advertising and business development, I am still impassioned by being part of the creative solution process in an industry that is a constantly evolving. Outside of work, my passion is mission service and helping with youth character development. I am active in related volunteer ministries through my church and, in early January, again had the opportunity to serve with a medical mission team in Honduras. I am married to my husband Sam, of 28 years, we have two bright and beautiful daughters and, as of last spring, an outstanding new son-in-law.
Cere Woods - Treasurer-Elect
I am a senior business development coordinator at McDermott Will & Emery, and I’ve also worked for Freeborn & Peters and Vedder Price. I am excited to serve on the LMA Midwest Board after being a long-time member! When I’m not working, I really enjoy cooking (ask me about my food blog), trying new restaurants and traveling. My favorite vacation spots are Paris, Hawaii and Northern Wisconsin.
Maureen Farr - Member At Large - City Group Liaison
Maureen Farr is a business development manager with Husch Blackwell LLP and serves as the City Group Liaison for LMA Midwest. She has more than 12 years of experience with law firm marketing and business development. In addition, she spent several years working with an architecture and engineering firm. Maureen helped launch the St. Louis City Group for LMA Midwest in 2011 and served as co-leader for its first two years. She received her B.S. in marketing from Missouri State University.
Anne Gallagher - Secretary
Anne Gallagher is senior counsel at Freeborn & Peters and serves as the LMA Midwest secretary.