CMBA officers and trustees 2010-11

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CMBA Announces Officers and Trustees for 2010-11 Fiscal Year

New Leadership to be sworn in at Annual Meeting

CLEVELAND – May 13, 2010 – The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) is proud to announce its elected officers and new trustees for its next fiscal year. The new officers and trustees will be sworn in at the CMBA's Third Annual Meeting, which will be held Friday, June 4, at 11:45 a.m. at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center.

The incoming officers are: Michael N. Ungar, President (Ulmer & Berne LLP); Barbara K. Roman, President-Elect (Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis); Carter E. Strang, Vice President (Tucker Ellis & West LLP); Jonathan B. Leiken, Vice President of Membership (Jones Day); Albert A. Vondra, Treasurer (Price Waterhouse Coopers, LLP); and David R. Watson, Secretary (Executive Director, CMBA).

The Vice President of Membership position is newly created by the Board.

“Providing meaningful benefits and services to our members is critical for retention and growth of this organization,” said Michael Ungar, soon-to-be president of the CMBA. “This exciting position was created to support and expand our efforts to better serve and meet the needs of our members, legal community and community at large. Jon Leiken is a great choice to lead this effort.”

In addition to the officers, six new CMBA Board Trustees will be sworn in and will each serve a three-year term, ending at the 2013 CMBA Annual Meeting. The new trustees are: Darrell A. Clay (Walter & Haverfield LLP), Michael H. Diamant (Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP), Anne Owings Ford (McDonald Hopkins LLC), John R. Liber II (Webster Dubyak & Weyls), Hon. Lauren C. Moore (Cleveland Municipal Court), and Hon. John J. Russo (Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas).

“The new trustees are an outstanding group of individuals,” added Ungar. “Not only are they leaders in the legal profession, but they also are dedicated to serving our members and our community. We are lucky to have them on our Board.”

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Rita Klein
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association