Letter From The President Of The New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association

2008-03-01 00:00

To The Readers Of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel:

I would like to bring you up to date on the most recent changes at NJCCA.

New Executive Director

I am pleased to introduce to you Gail Girard, NJCCA's new Executive Director. Ms. Girard comes to us after 19 years with the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA). She held the post of director of meetings. In that role she was responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing meetings, special events, the annual convention, mid-year meeting and member section and committee meetings for the New Jersey State Bar Association. Ms Girard was well regarded by her colleagues for her innovative ideas and dedication to the bar association and we are pleased that she has agreed to be our Executive Director.

Ms. Girard is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization. Ms. Girard said she looks forward to this new chapter in her professional career and is excited about working with the members, Board of Directors and committee leaders at NJCCA. Ms. Girard can be reached as follows: Gail Girard, Executive Director, New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association, P.O. Box 4, Spring Lake, NJ 07762; phone: (732) 234-6182; fax: (732) 282-0933; email: njcca@optonline.net.

New Officers & Board Members

With the annual dinner meeting that was held in November, the members voted in the following new officers: Evan M. Turtz vice president/treasurer; Martin J. Carrara, vice president/secretary; Joseph M. Aronds, vice president/program chair, and Ronald J. Prague, vice president/committee liaison. And a number of new board members were voted in: Heidi S. Allen, Philip P. Crowley, Lucinda P. Long, Richard S. Mannella, Barry Pulver, Timothy G. Rogers, Christopher M. Santomassimo and Eugene M. Weitz.

Additionally, appointments were made for several senior advisor positions and committee chairs for the organization. All of these changes - and other information about NJCCA - can be found on our Chapter's home page found at the website of the Association of Corporate Counsel.


Lee Braem