CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Association of Women Lawyers® (NAWL) is pleased to announce the installation of Marsha L. Anastasia as President of the Association for the 2015-2016 year. Ms. Anastasia, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel – The Americas with Pitney Bowes Inc., has been a distinguished member of NAWL’s Board for over five years. She brings great depth and understanding about issues related to women in the profession.
“I’d like to thank my predecessor, Lisa Passante, for her extraordinary service. I can’t say enough about her hard work and commitment to NAWL,” commented Ms. Anastasia. “I look forward to continuing to expand our organization’s reach, growing our membership, building the pipeline for the future, and empowering women lawyers,” said Ms. Anastasia.
Newly-elected officers also announced at NAWL’s Annual Awards Luncheon at the Grand Hyatt New York include: Leslie Richards-Yellen of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, President-Elect; Angela Beranek Brandt of Larson King, LLP, Vice President; Sarretta C. McDonough of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Treasurer; Kristin D. Sostowski of Gibbons P.C., Treasurer-Elect; Jennifer M. Guenther of FirstCarbon Solutions, Secretary; Karen S. Morris of USAA, Assistant Secretary; and Lisa M. Passante of Thomson Reuters, Immediate Past President.
Joining continuing board members at-large, five new board members were also installed, all of whom have celebrated histories as leaders and innovators in the legal field. The new board members include: Lauri A. Damrell of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Sharon Jones of Jones Diversity, Inc.; Elizabeth A. Levy of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Leslie D. Minier of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; and Suzette Recinos of Daymon Worldwide. They join the following continuing members of the board: Peggy Steif Abram of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP; DeAnna D. Allen of Cooley LLP; Diane E. Ambler of K&L Gates LLP; Kristin L. Bauer of Jackson Lewis P.C.; Sandra Ng Cassidy of SNC Consulting; Jennifer A. Champlin of Walmart; Deborah S. Froling of Arent Fox LLP; Susan L. Lees of Allstate Insurance Company; Suzan A. Miller of Intel Corporation; and Carol Robles-Román of Legal Momentum.
NAWL would like to acknowledge Beth L. Kaufman of Schoeman Updike Kaufman & Stern LLP for her tireless service and dedication to the organization as she steps down from the board.
About the National Association of Women Lawyers
The mission of the National Association of Women Lawyers is to provide leadership, a collective voice, and essential resources to advance women in the legal profession and advocate for the equality of women under the law. Since 1899, NAWL has been empowering women in the legal profession, cultivating a diverse membership dedicated to equality, mutual support, and collective success. If you are not already a member, please considering joining. NAWL welcomes the membership of individual attorneys, including private practice, corporate, academic, government and non-profit attorneys, and groups, including law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations. Learn more at www.nawl.org.