Announcing the 2015 LMA Capital Chapter

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We are pleased to announce the newly elected 2015 LMA Capital Chapter Board of Directors. The Board’s purpose is to serve the Chapter’s members by cultivating an inclusive, professional community that fosters partnership, networking, and charitable outreach. In order to meet these objectives and to better serve our members, we are sharing the duties and responsibilities for each Board position. We recognize that the names below are just one part of the Chapter’s incredible network of dedicated legal marketing and business development professionals and service providers who volunteer their time to make LMA the legal marketing authority. It is our hope that you will, if you do not already, call on the Board, as well as one another for help, advice and motivation throughout your career. As we look to the coming year, we welcome your feedback, insight, and participation to make this best year yet for the Capital Chapter.

Laurie Paul, Senior Business Development Manager
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

The Chapter President serves as the main contact for the community and is the primary liaison between LMA International and other Chapters. (Term as President Expires 12/31/2015; Term as Immediate Past President Expires 12/31/2016)

Immediate Past President
Corey Garver, Client Development Manager
Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.

The Past-President serves as a liaison with other professional organizations to further promote the Chapter's objectives; and chairs the Board nomination committee for the next term. (Term Expires 12/31/2015)

Katie Munroe, Litigation Lead
Covington & Burling LLP

The President-Elect presides in the absence of the President and is responsible for maintaining the Chapter by-laws. (Term as President-Elect Expires 12/31/2015; Term as President Expires 12/31/2016; Term as Immediate Past President Expires 12/31/2017)

Samantha McKenna, Senior Sales Executive

The Secretary serves as the official custodian of all records of the Chapter, including maintenance of the member database, maintaining all "action item lists" from the meetings, transmitting official communications to membership, and providing registration status. (Term Expires 12/31/2015)

Nicole Steckman, Senior Client Service Administrator
BuckleySandler LLP

The Treasurer serves as the official custodian of the funds of the Chapter by keeping accurate books of accounts, submitting financial reports to the Board, and receiving, disbursing, investing and preparing a budget for the Chapter. (Term Expires 12/31/2015)

Debbie Leitner, Senior Marketing & Business Development Manager
Katten Muchin Rosenmann LLP

The Treasurer-Elect assists the Treasurer in fulfilling the duties listed above and produces nametags for all Chapter programs. (Treasurer-Elect Term Expires 12/31/2015; Treasurer Term Expires 12/31/2016)

Sponsorship Chair
Sonia A. Rajguru, Business Development Coordinator
Alston & Bird LLP

The Sponsor Relations Chair is responsible for overseeing the sponsorship program of the Chapter by maintaining relationships with sponsors and potential sponsors. (Term Expires 12/31/2016)

Program Chair
Liz Gooch, Director of Business Development
Arent Fox LLP

The Program Chair is responsible for all educational programs, leads the Program Committee, coordinates with the speakers, prepares announcements, and develops the following year's programming slate. (Term Expires 12/31/2015)

Events Chair
Whitney Krebs, Senior Business Development Coordinator
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

The Events Chair is responsible for overseeing the gatherings of the Chapter. This includes coordinating the logistics of all programming and social events by leading the Events Committee, serving as the primary contact with venues, and assisting the Program Chair on all Chapter programs. (Term Expires 12/31/2015)

Communications Chair
Emily Townsend Flowers, Senior Marketing Coordinator, Communications
McDermott Will & Emery

The Communications Chair is responsible for the content of the bi-monthly newsletter, assisting in the submission of the Chapter's Your Honor Awards, leading the Communications Committee, and maintaining the Chapter's social networking sites such as, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. (Term Expires 12/31/2016)

Technology Chair
Jennifer Bonesteel, Regional Business Development Manager
Littler Mendelson, P.C.

The Technology Chair maintains the Chapter's Web site, coordinates with technology service providers, negotiates technology service agreements, and is responsible for the layout, production, and distribution of the Chapter’s bi-monthly newsletter. Term Expires 12/31/2015)

Membership Chair
Faith Brinkley, Business Development Specialist, IP Division
Venable LLP

The Membership Chair coordinates with LMA International's Membership Committee by regularly attending any membership best-practice teleconferences, appointing, training and managing Chapter Ambassadors, and welcoming new members. (Term Expires 12/31/2016)

Helena Lawrence, Business Development Manager
Proskauer Rose LLP

The Member at Large assists other Board members as needed on various projects, including but not limited to, the Annual Capital Chapter Your Honor Awards, special programming, Annual Conference, and Shared Interest Groups. (Term Expires 12/31/2015)



Marguerite G. Downey, 2014 LMA Capital Chapter Board Nominations Chair
Corey Garver, 2014 LMA Capital Chapter President


For more information on the chapter and upcoming events, please visit our Chapter's Page


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