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IBA-Hickey-ChristineEarlier this year, I promised that we would introduce you to the many faces of the Indianapolis Bar Association. Over the course of the year, we have written about many IBA members who have had an impact on our profession and in our legal community. We have shared with you award recipients and volunteers who have made us proud to call them our friends and fellow IBA members. We have given you people from the past and present who have paved the way for us as lawyers and as an Association. What we have not done, however, is pay tribute to the people who have worked hard this year to represent the Association as a member of the 2010 Board of Directors.

Officers

President-Elect: Mike J. Hebenstreit, Witham, Hebenstreit & Zubek LLP

First Vice President: A. Scott Chinn, Baker & Daniels LLP

Secretary: The Honorable Robyn L. Moberly, Marion Superior Court

Treasurer: Jeffrey A. Abrams, Benesch/Dann Pecar

Immediate Past President: James H. Voyles, Jr., Voyles Zahn Paul Hogan & Merriman

Vice Presidents

The Honorable Heather A. Welch, Marion Superior Court

James J. Bell, Bingham McHale LLP

William W. Gooden, Clark, Quinn, Moses, Scott & Grahn, LLP

D. Rusty Denton, Bingham McHale LLP

Directors

Kristin Arthur, Law Student Division Representative

Christopher E. Baker, Hostetler & Kowalik, PC

Ben T. Caughey, Ice Miller LLP

Elisabeth M. Edwards, Jocham Hardin Demick Jackson, PC

Kelly R. Eskew, Clarian Health Partners Inc.

Ryan K. Gardner, Ryan Gardner, P.C.

Rebecca W. Geyer, Hollingsworth & Zivitz, PC

Rori L. Goldman, Hill, Fulwider, McDowell, Funk & Matthews, PC

John F. Kautzman, Ruckelshaus Kautzman Blackwell Bemis & Hasbrook

Elizabeth H. Knotts, Hill, Fulwider, McDowell, Funk & Matthews, PC

John R. Maley, Indianapolis Bar Foundation President, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Kevin P. McGoff, Bingham McHale, LLP

Jimmie L. Mcmillian, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

The Honorable Anthony Metz, III, United States Bankruptcy Court

Andi M. Metzel, Benesch/Dann Pecar

John C. Render, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC

Jason Reyome, A. Demos & J. Reyome, Attorneys & Counselors at Law

Gary R. Roberts, Dean, Indiana University School of Law Indianapolis

Andrew Z. Soshnick, Baker & Daniels LLP

Counsel to the Board

Robert T. Grand, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Mark R. Owens, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Each of these people has devoted a significant amount of time, talent, and energy to this Association throughout the year. They have taken on projects, organized events, and served as ambassadors for our Association both within and outside of our city. They have treated their board service as a priority, and put the interests of our members first. Thank you to the 2010 IBA Board of Directors for your hard work and dedication throughout this year on behalf of the Indianapolis Bar Association!

2010 IBA Board of Directors
 

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Not pictured: Scott Chinn, Jeff Abrams, Rusty Denton, Ryan Gardner, Beth Knotts, John Maley, Kevin McGoff, Hon. Anthony Metz, John Render, Mark Owens, Jim Voyles

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