March 2023

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ALA Faces Member and Chapter News

Anniversaries, Awards and Appointments March 2023

Members on the Move


Don Anderson, CLM, an independent member, is now Chief Operating Officer at Dean Mead in Orlando, Florida.


Maria Black, CLM, a member of the Chicago Chapter, is now Director of Administration and Operations at Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP, in Chicago, Illinois.


Bekki Davis, an independent member, is now HR Manager at Swift Currie McGhee & Hiers, LLP, in Atlanta, Georgia.


Monique Mahler, CLM, SHRM-CP, MSLA, a member of the Houston Chapter, is now Associate Director of HR at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, in Houston, Texas.


Kerry Murphy, a member of the Boston Chapter, is now Regional Office Manager at MG+M The Law Firm in Boston, Massachusetts.


Vanessa Partin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, a member of the Capital Chapter, is now Chief Human Resources Officer at Redgrave LLP in Chantilly, Virginia.


Dena Wengert, a member of the Richmond Chapter, is now Global Chief HR Officer at Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP in Glen Allen, Virginia.


Christine Wilbur, MBA, a member of the Orange County Chapter, is now Associate Executive Director at the Orange County Bar Association in Newport Beach, California.


Allison Worley, CLM, MBA, a member of the Gateway Chapter, is now Senior Manager – Legal Support Services at Husch Blackwell LLP in St. Louis, Missouri.


Sending Our Condolences

ALA is saddened by the passing of James Hoffmeister, a longtime ALA member and former President of the Tulsa Chapter. Jim was most recently Legal Administrator and CPA at Rosenstein, Fist & Ringold. You can read more about his life in his obituary. We send our condolences to Jim’s family, friends and colleagues.

ALA also mourns the passing of Gladys Campbell, an independent ALA member and Firm Administrator at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP in Stamford, Connecticut. We send our condolences to Gladys’ family, friends and colleagues.