National Association of Women Lawyers Announces 2016-2017 Officers and Board

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Association of Women Lawyers® (NAWL) is pleased to announce
the installation of Leslie Richards-Yellen as President of the
Association for the 2016-2017 year. Ms. Richards-Yellen, Chief Diversity
and Inclusion Officer and Partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, has been
a distinguished member of NAWL’s Board of Directors for over five years.
She brings great depth and understanding about issues related to women
and minorities in the profession.

“I’d like to thank my predecessor, Marsha Anastasia, for her strong
leadership,” commented Ms. Richards-Yellen. “It is a great honor to
succeed Ms. Anastasia and continue the upward trajectory for NAWL that
she was instrumental in plotting,” Ms. Richards-Yellen continued.

Newly-elected officers also announced at NAWL’s Annual Awards Luncheon
at the Grand Hyatt New York include: Angela Beranek Brandt of Larson •
King, LLP, President-Elect; Sarretta C. McDonough of Gibson, Dunn &
Crutcher LLP, Vice President; Kristin D. Sostowski of Gibbons P.C.,
Treasurer; Karen S. Morris of USAA, Secretary; Sharon E. Jones of Jones
Diversity, Inc, Assistant Secretary; and Marsha L. Anastasia of Pitney
Bowes Inc., Immediate Past President.

Joining continuing board members-at-large, two new board members were
also installed, both of whom have celebrated histories as leaders and
innovators in the legal field. The new board members are: Sheila M.
Murphy of MetLife, Inc. and Sandra Yamate of The Institute for Inclusion
in the Legal Profession. 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.; Jennifer A. Champlin of Walmart; Lauri A. Damrell
of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Susan L. Lees of Allstate
Insurance Company; Elizabeth A. Levy of the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology; Suzan A. Miller of Intel Corporation; Leslie D. Minier of
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; Suzette Recinos of PepsiCo; and Carol
Robles-Román of Legal Momentum.

NAWL would like to acknowledge the following departing board members for
their tireless service and dedication to the organization: Sandra Ng
Cassidy of SNC Consulting; Deborah S. Froling of Kutak Rock LLP (NAWL
president 2013-2014); Jennifer M. Guenther of FCS International; and
Lisa M. Passante (NAWL president 2014-2015).

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
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National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)
Caitlin Kepple,