Officers & Board of Directors

2017 Chicago Officers/Board Members

Chicago Officers

  • President: Katie Rak, McGuireWoods  Bio
  • Vice President: Kim Metrick, Walgreen Co.  Bio
  • Secretary: Jennifer Ryan, BMO Financial Group
  • Treasurer: Carolyn Blessing, Locke Lord LLP  Bio
  • Member at Large: Anne Larson, Ogletree Deakins Bio

Chicago Board Members

  • Joni Andrioff, Steptoe & Johnson
  • Nicole Auerbach, Valoreum Law Group
  • Sarah Biggs, McAndrews Held & Malloy
  • Carolyn Blessing, Locke Lord LLP  Bio
  • Robyn Bowland, Akerman
  • Denise Caplan, Goldberg Kohn  Bio
  • Jacqueline Defoe, Marshall Gerstein & Borun
  • Deb Dezelan, Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
  • Deborah Dorman-Rodriguez, Freeborn & Peters
  • Marissa Downs, Much Shelist
  • Charlotte Felber, McDonald Hopkins
  • Irene Fiorentinos, Jones Day  Bio
  • Deirdre Fox, Scharf Banks Marmor
  • Kelly Glynn, Deloitte Consulting
  • Jennifer Gust, Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP  Bio
  • Laura Hammargren, Mayer Brown
  • Cristina Hawilo, Videojet 
  • Erin Bolan Hines, Baker Hostetler LLP  Bio
  • Kristen Hudson, Chuhak & Tecson
  • Jill Hutchison, Jenner & Block  Bio
  • Michele Jochner, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck
  • Anne Larson, Ogletree Deakins Bio
  • Christina Loundy,Stepan Company
  • Kathy Malamis, Trustmark Insurance
  • Megan Mathias, Stahl Cowen
  • Julie Matthews, Parker Ibrahim & Berg
  • Elizabeth Mazzocco, Foley & Lardner
  • Beth McCormack, Beerman Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove
  • Kim Metrick, Walgreen Co.
  • Jennifer Mikulina, McDermott Will & Emery LLP  
  • Katherine Minarik, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP 
  • Margo O'Donnell, Vedder Price Bio
  • Marcia Owens, Hamilton Thies & Lorch  Bio
  • Kimberlie Pearlman, DLA Piper  Bio
  • Natalie Perry, Ice Miller
  • Katie Rak, McGuireWoods  Bio
  • Sarah Ralph, Skadden
  • Sammi Renken, Johnson & Bell
  • Meredith Ritchie, Alliant Credit Union 
  • Sonya Rosenberg, Neal Gerber Eisenberg
  • Jen Ryan, BMO
  • Jessica Simons, Paul Hastings  Bio 
  • Sharilee Kempa Smentek, Arnstein & Lehr  Bio
  • Catherine Smith, Wolters Klewer
  • Kathleen Sweitzer, Aon Risk Solutions, US
  • Kelly Turner, American Arbitration Association  Bio
  • Danielle Twait, Mandell Menkes
  • Anne Marie Wahls, Latham & Watkins
  • Jenny Waters, National Association of Women Layers
  • Jennifer Zimmerman, Horwood Marcus & Berk
  • Erica Zolner, Kirkland Ellis

2017 New York Officers/Board Members

  • President: Cynthia Mitchell, Seyfarth Shaw LLP Bio
  • Vice President: Nneoma Maduike, Otterbourg P.C.  Bio
  • Treasurer: Jean Rose, Condon & Forsyth LLP  Bio
  • Secretary: Mehtap Cevher Conti, Vedder Price P.C.  Bio
  • Member at Large: Laura Sack, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP  Bio
  • Member at Large: Rekha Rangachari, American Arbitration Association

New York Board Members

  • Susan Balaschak, Akerman LLP
  • Christina Bost Seaton, FisherBroyles LLP
  • Mehtap Cevher Conti, Vedder Price P.C.
  • Lisa Cirando, Jones Day
  • Elizabeth Edmondson, Jenner & Block LLC
  • Rippi Gill, Lazare Potter & Giacovas LLP
  • Nneoma Maduike, Otterbourg P.C.
  • Lauren Margiano, Haynes and Boone LLP
  • Cynthia Mitchell, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Rekha Rangachari, American Arbitration Association
  • Jean Rose, Condon & Forsyth LLP
  • Laura Sack, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Mamta Shaw, Troutman Sanders LLP
  • Penny Williams, Workday, Inc.

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