Colleen McLaughlin of Wheaton installed as President of the DuPage County Bar Association
DCBA Announcement (Friday, June 24, 2011)
For immediate release
- Colleen McLaughlin, DCBA President
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Other DCBA officers installed include Sharon Knobbe of Glen Ellyn as President Elect; Patrick Hurley of Hinsdale as 2nd V.P.; and Lynn Cavallo of Wheaton as 3rd V.P.
Wheaton, Illinois - Colleen McLaughlin of Wheaton was installed as President of the DuPage County Bar Association for the 2011-2012 term at its annual installation of officers and directors held on Thursday, June 9 at The Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook.
In her remarks to DCBA's members and guests, McLaughlin said: "The practice of law has changed dramatically in the last 10 - 20 years and continues to change at a remarkable pace. DCBA has to keep up with these changes and adapt to the changing needs, and the changing expectations, of our members to remain viable. The DCBA is now a "big business," with over 2,500 members. Gone are the days when everyone knew all the other members of the bar. Gone are the days when the entire membership could meet in a restaurant for dinner to share war stories with the local judges. And, gone are the days when a single officer of this association can set a personal agenda for the year. I do not have a personal agenda for my year, but what we have instead, as an organization, is a very ambitious 3 year strategic plan that we will start to implement this year and I am very excited to do so."
DCBA Vice Presidents and Directors
Other officers installed include: Sharon R. Knobbe of Glen Ellyn as President Elect (President for the 2012-2013 term), Patrick B. Hurley of Hinsdale as Second Vice President (President for the 2013-2014 term), and Lynn C. Cavallo of Wheaton as Third Vice President (President for the 2014-2015 term).
Also appointed were John A. Pleviak of Glen Ellyn as Secretary-Treasurer; Arthur W. Rummer of Downers Grove as Assistant Treasurer; Gerald Cassioppi of Naperville as General Counsel; and Bradley N. Pollock of Glen Ellyn as Associate General Counsel.
Three elected members of the DCBA's 16-member Board of Directors were installed: Michelle L. Moore of Glen Ellyn; Elizabeth A. Pope of Elmhurst; and Timothy P. Whelan of Wheaton.
The DCBA's Ralph A. Gabric Award in recognition of leadership and professionalism was presented to Robert E. Jones of Wheaton.
Stephen A. Brundage and Timothy M. McLean received Retiring Board Members Awards.
Board of Directors Awards were presented to David W. Clark, George S. Frederick and Melissa M. Piwowar.
About the DCBA The DuPage County Bar Association, founded in 1879, represents over 2,200 member attorneys dedicated to advancing the practice of law and promoting the legal profession through community service and education.
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