LMA Minnesota Welcomes Mercedes Smith as New Vice-Chair

As the winter snow starts to melt into spring here in Minnesota, we have exciting news to share with you during this season of renewal.

Changes to the LMA-MN Leadership Team

In 2022, we celebrated several job updates within our Leadership Steering Committee (LSC). Our outgoing Vice-Chair Caitlin Balsimo, accepted a new position as Market Development Specialist at K&L Gates in Charleston, SC. While we’ll miss Caitlin as she moves to the southeast region, we’re excited to announce that Mercedes Smith will be our new Vice-Chair in Minnesota! Click here to read more about Mercedes on the LMA Midwest blog.

Do you have a job update you’d like to share? If so, please share on social media with #lmamkt and #MidwestIsBest. We love to see our members flourish in their careers!

Meet the 2022 LSC

Dr. Lauren McNee – Chair
Marketing Manager at Pritzker Hageman, P.A.
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Mercedes Smith – Vice-Chair
Marketing Technology Manager at Fish & Richardson, P.C.
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Melissa McGath – Membership Director
Principal at Voom Creative
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McKenna Taylor – Programming Director
Digital Coordinator at Fish & Richardson, P.C.
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Communications Director – OPEN
Interested in this position? Please email our LSC Chair Lauren McNee at lauren@pritzkerlaw.com

Emily Lawson – Communications Committee Volunteer
Business Development Manager at Robins Kaplan LLP
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Kristin Olmstead – Programming Committee Volunteer
Marketing Manager at Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak, & Pikala, P.A.
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Amanda Bekric – Programming Committee Volunteer
Social Media Strategist, Dady & Gardner, P.A.
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NEW! In-person Coffee Conversations Launch this Spring

To support our goal of fostering meaningful connections within our community, LMA-MN is launching an in-person coffee conversation series. The first one will serve as an introduction to our mentorship program. Look for more information soon!

JOIN US for our upcoming program: “What is ESG and Why Law Firms Should Care” with Amity Advisory’s Pamela Cone

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 | 12:00 P.M. Central

In celebration of Earth Day 2022, join LMA-MN for a presentation on ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) and why law firms should care presented by Pamela Cone, ISSP-SA, founder and CEO of Amity Advisory.

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  • Lauren McNee is the 2022 Chair of LMA-MN and serves on the Strategies & Voices editorial committee. She helps attorneys advocate for the rights of injured people at Pritzker Hageman, P.A., a personal injury law firm with a niche focus on foodborne illness and burn injury cases.