ALA Faces Member and Chapter News

Anniversaries, Awards and Appointments Sept. 2020

Members on the Move


Mark A. Bridgeman, CLM, CRM, MBA, a member of the Wisconsin Chapter, is now HR Manager at Shuffield Lowman & Wilson, PA, in Orlando, Florida.


Dana Burleigh, a member of the Metropolitan Detroit Chapter, is now Office Manager at Secrest Wardle Lynch Hampton Truex & Morley, PC, in Troy, Michigan.


Michelle Liffman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, a member of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter, is now Director of Talent Management at Paul Hastings LLP in Los Angeles, California.


Joni L. Pardue, a member of the Kentucky Chapter, is now Legal Administrator at Pardue Law Group PLLC in Louisville, Kentucky.


Cynthia M. Schuler, PHR, SHRM-CP, a member of the Capital Chapter, is now Director of HR at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP in Washington, D.C.


Kim Williams, a member of the Dallas Chapter, is now Senior Office Administrator at McGuireWoods LLP in Dallas, Texas.



Sending Our Condolences

ALA recently received news that longtime member Nan Buckingham, 79, passed away in July. She had worked at Cassem, Tierney, Adams, Gotch & Douglas in Omaha, Nebraska, for more than 60 years — starting as a part-time employee while in high school — and she had just reached her 42nd year with ALA. Donations in ALA-Faces-lilliesher memory can be made to  Camp Calvin Crest or the Presbyterian Church of the Master. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues.

ALA is also saddened to pass along news of the death of Susan “Sue” Kuder, 77. She had served as the Director of Administration at Cunningham, Machanic, Cetlin, Johnson, Harney & Tenney, LLP, in Natick, Massachusetts, for more than 20 years until retiring earlier this year. Sue was a dedicated member of the Boston Chapter since 1992, serving on many committees and welcoming attendees to events. She was also heavily invested in social justice causes through the Peace Corps, Amnesty International, Watertown Welcomes Immigrants and her church. Donations in her memory can be made to First Parish of Watertown, a Unitarian Universalist congregation.