Paul R. Boken, a member of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter, is now Chief Operating Officer at Dykema Gossett, PLLC, in Chicago, Illinois.
Alina Dumbravicean, a member of the Atlanta Chapter, is now Accounting Manager at Carlock Copeland & Stair, LLP, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Lisa R. Ford, a member of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter, is now Office Manager at Holland & Knight LLP in Los Angeles, California.
Scott J. Jaffee, CPA, CGMA, a member of the New York City Chapter, is now Firm Administrator at Cohen Clair Lans Greifer Thorpe & Rottenstreich LLP in Westfield, New Jersey.
Mark J. Johnston, a member of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter, is now Director of Human Resources at Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP in Los Angeles, California.
Deborah A. Kuchta, CLM, a member of the Greater Chicago Chapter, is now Firm Administrator at Brennan Burtker LLC in Chicago, Illinois.
George Leloudis, CLM, CPA, a member of the Raleigh-Durham Chapter, is now Executive Director of Morningstar Law Group in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Hannah K. Lincecum, a member of the Golden Gate Chapter, is now Human Resources Manager at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, in San Francisco, California.
Abbie J. Lira, a member of the Nebraska Chapter, is now Director of Operations at the Law Office of Matthew A. Lathrop, PC, LLO, in Omaha, Nebraska.
Damaris “Dee” Marriaga, a member of the Atlanta Chapter, is now Office Manager at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dea McCart, a member of the Austin Chapter, is now Firm Administrator at Sneed Vine & Perry, PC, in Austin, Texas.
Heather A. McConnell, CLM, MBA, SHRM-CP, a member of the Houston Chapter, is now Executive Director of Romano & Sumner in Sugar Land, Texas.
Wayne A. Schertler, a member of the Minnesota Chapter, is now Chief Operating Officer at Larkin Hoffman in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Gregory Taylor (not pictured), a member of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter, is now Office Administrator at Akerman LLP in Los Angeles, California.
William K. Weech, a member of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter, is now Executive Director of Colantuono Highsmith & Whatley, PC, in Pasadena, California.
As detailed in the Executive Director Oliver Yandle’s letter earlier in this issue, ALA Past President Steven D. Wingert, CLM, passed away in March from pancreatic cancer. He will be dearly missed by his colleagues at ALA and his past workplaces, including the most recent, the Lowndes firm in Orlando, Florida; his family, including husband Mark Bridgeman, CLM, a fellow ALA member; and his friends. Donations in his memory can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. The ALA page has already raised more than $8,000 for research and advocacy. Look for a look back at Steve’s legacy in our May issue.
Longtime member Suzanne M. Homel passed away at the age of 65 in March. She ended her 32-year career at Fox Rothschild LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the Senior Director of Administrative Services, and she first joined ALA in 1992. Donations may be made to Philadelphia’s Little Flower High School in Suzanne’s honor. Our thoughts are those who knew and loved her.
The Greater Los Angeles Chapter informed ALA headquarters that that their 2009-2010 President, Robert F. Santos, passed away at the age of 44. He was Director of Administration at Manning & Kass Ellrod Ramirez Trester LLP in Los Angeles, California. His family, friends and colleagues will be in our thoughts.