ALA Faces Member and Chapter News

Anniversaries, Awards and Appointments July/Aug 2020

Members on the Move


Sharlene Woods Hawkins, a member of the Capital Chapter, is now Office Administrator at Proskauer Rose, LLP, in Washington, D.C.


Mistie Hunt, an independent member, is now Firm Administrator at Big Fire Law & Policy Group LLP in Bellevue, Nebraska.


Sheila Knost, a member of the Suncoast Chapter, is now Chief Financial Officer at Green Family Law, PA, in Orlando, Florida.


Kristy Parker, a member of the Dallas Chapter, is now Chief Administrative Officer at Ryan Law in Dallas, Texas.


Katie A. Shaw, PHR, a member of the Central Florida Chapter, is now Director of Human Resources at Rissman Barrett Hurt Donahue McLain & Mangan, PA, in Orlando, Florida.


Debbie K. Snellen, a member of the Kentucky Chapter, is now Legal Assistant at Vice Cox & Townsend PLLC in Louisville, Kentucky.


Laura L. Waters, a member of the Arizona Chapter, is now Office Administrator at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, in Santa Barbara, California.


Scott A. Wendel, an independent member, is now Firm Administrator at Burnetti, PA, in Lakeland, Florida.


Alicia Wood, a member of the Atlanta Chapter, is now Office Manager and Controller at Patel Burkhalter Law Group in Atlanta, Georgia.


Sending Our Condolences

David W. Jeffers, MBA, CFP, a member of the Philadelphia Chapter, passed away in May at the age of 63. He worked as Director of Administration for the firm of Curley, Hurtgen & Johnsrud LLP. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues. Mourners may donate to plant a tree in David’s memory.

Former ALA member Martha McCollum Henck died in June at the age of 96. According to the Gwinnett Daily Post, she worked as a law firm administrator for major firms in New York and Atlanta from 1968 until 1994, and she served as Regional Vice President of ALA’s Southeast Region and as President of the Atlanta Chapter. Following her retirement, she was spent over 20 years volunteering with the Gwinnett Medical Center (now Northside Hospital Gwinnett) Auxiliary, including as a member of the Board of Directors, President and Treasurer. Our sympathies are with her family and friends.