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MCBA elects board members

The Marion County Bar Association has announced its 2013 executive board.

Takeena M. Thompson, attorney at Cohen & Malad LLP, will serve as president of the organization and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Black Law Student Association president Russell Hollis will take a seat on the board of directors.

The other officers are:
President-elect: Trezanay M. Atkins
Vice president: Zachary Myers
Treasurer: Hon. Noell Allen
Recording secretary: Pamela Grant-Taylor
Corresponding secretary: Amber Collins
The other members of the board of directors are:
Cassandra Bentley
Tara Melton
Amber Nicole Ying
Randle Pollard

Also, social and programming chair is Andrea Ciobanu. Also the liaisons to the Indiana State Bar Association are Ying, who will be the liaison to the young lawyers section, and Stephanie Williams.

IndyBar installs new
2013 board members


The Indianapolis Bar Association and Indianapolis Bar Foundation inducted the 2013 members of the board of directors during an installation luncheon held Jan. 17 at the Conrad in downtown Indianapolis.

Kerry Hyatt Blomquist was installed as president of the bar association and Kelley J. Johnson was installed as the foundation president.

Blomquist is the legal counsel for the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence. A 1990 graduate of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Blomquist has worked in both private and public sectors and been an active member of the Indianapolis Bar Association.  

Johnson practices business and commercial law and appellate law at Cohen & Malad LLP. She is a graduate of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where she served as the chair of the Indianapolis Bar Law Student Division. In addition, she has been active in both the Indianapolis Bar Association and Indianapolis Bar Foundation.

Other bar association officers include:
Jeffrey A. Abrams, president-elect
John C. Trimble, first vice president
A Scott Chinn, immediate past president
Hon. Robyn L. Moberly, treasurer
James J. Bell, secretary
Kathleen I. Hart, counsel to the board

Vice presidents: Michael J. Hebenstreit, Jimmie McMillian, Nissa N. Ricafort and Hon. Marc Rothenberg.

At Large members: Hon. Robert R. Altice Jr., Thomas A. Barnard, Sean J. Fahey, Aaron M. Freeman, Jennifer M. Lukemeyer, Andrew J. Mallon, Master Commissioner Jason G. Reyome, Cynthia Ridgeway, William E. Winingham Jr. and Sally F. Zweig.

American Bar Association delegate: Phil L. Isenbarger
ISBA 11th District representative: Chasity Q. Thompson
Metropolitan Bar Caucus representative: John F. Kautzman
Marion County Bar Association representative: Stephanie L. Williams
Law Student Division representative: Travis R. Taggart
Senior Counsel Division representative: Hon. Debra McVicker Lynch
Women and The Law Division representative: Nicolette Mendenhall
Young Lawyers Division representative: Bryan S. Strawbridge
Indianapolis Bar Foundation President: Kelley J. Johnson
Dean, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law: Gary R. Roberts

Other officers of the bar foundation include:
David J. Duncan, president-elect
Erin A. Clancy, first vice president
Kelly M. Scanlan, immediate past president
F. Tony Paganelli, secretary
Rebecca W. Geyer, treasurer
Carl W. Butler, counsel to the board

Directors: Robert M. Baker IV, Andrew L. Campbell, Lee C. Christie, Raegan M. Gibson, William W. Gooden, Kevin M. Kohart, Martha R. Lehman, Gloria K. Mitchell, Whitney L. Mosby, Vanessa Villegas Lopez, Mark R. Owens, Geffrey D. Rainbolt, Ellen Morrison Townsend and Holly J. Wanzer

Ex Officio Directors: Jeffrey A. Abrams, Kerry Hyatt Blomquist and A. Scott Chinn

 

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