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 Doherty

    Dr. Lauren McNee Doherty is the Marketing Manager at Pritzker Hageman where she helps attorneys champion the rights of injured people in cases involving fires and explosions, foodborne illness, Legionnaires' disease, traffic accidents, defective medical products, and wrongful death. Lauren is a long-time LMA volunteer and currently serves on the Midwest Regional Board as Treasurer-Elect. She has three degrees in flute performance and her claim to fame is that she has performed with the rock band Jethro Tull!