Leadership and Staff

Staff Directory

  • Frank Valadez

    Director

    312.988.5731 / frank.valadez@americanbar.org

  • Catherine E. Hawke

    Associate Director

    312.988.6386 / catherine.hawke@americanbar.org

  • Christina Pluta

    Administrator

    312.988.5719 / christina.pluta@americanbar.org

  • Kyle Harris

    Digital Content Manager

    312.988.5726 / kyle.harris@americanbar.org

  • Tiffany Willey Middleton

    Education & Research Manager

    312.988.5739 / tiffany.middleton@americanbar.org

Standing Committee

  • Patricia Lee

    Redwood City, CA

    Chair

  • Sharon Stern Gerstman

    Buffalo, NY

    Chair, Gavel Awards

  • Col. Will A. Gunn

    Fort Belvoir, VA

    Chair, Law Day

  • Maryam Ahranjani

    Albuquerque, NM

    Member

  • Lisa A. Bail

    Honolulu, HI

    Member

  • Karl Camillucci

    Chicago, IL

    Member

  • Crista Hogan

    Springfield, MO

    Member

  • Sumbal Mahmud

    St. Paul, MN

    Member

  • Erica V. Mason

    Atlanta, GA

    Member

  • Steven Schwinn

    Chicago, IL

    Member

  • Carl DeMouy Smallwood

    Columbus, OH

    Member

Advisory Commission on Public Education

  • Kimberly Atkins

    Boston, MA

    Member

  • Kate Brown

    Bowling Green, KY

    Member

  • Lisa M. Curtis

    Washington, DC

    Member

  • Barbara Kerr Howe

    Towson, MD

    Member

  • Emma Humphries

    Cambridge, MA

    Member

  • Averill Kelley

    Las Vegas, NV

    Member

  • Edward Rubin

    Nashville, TN

    Member

Liaisons

  • David W. Clark

    Jackson, MS

    Board of Governors Liaison

  • Ian Shoulders

    Morgantown, WV

    Law Student Liaison

  • Louise Dempsey

    Cleveland, OH

    Senior Lawyers Liaison

  • Abre’ Conner San

    Francisco, CA

    Young Lawyers Liaison