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Executive Services

 
Jordan Yochim
Executive Director
jeyochim@ksbar.org
(785) 861-8834

Administers the affairs and resources of the Association in the best interests of the membership and the public in accordance with stated policies and directives of its officers and Board of Governors. Makes recommendations regarding programs and policies to the BOG. Prepares an annual budget and administration of resources in accordance with the budget as adopted. Oversees all Association personnel including employment and compensation.

 
Deana Mead
Associate Executive Director
dmead@ksbar.org
(785) 861-8839

Provides oversight to KBA core service centers and their directors. These centers include Communication Services, Law Practice Services and Member and Market Services. Serves to oversee KBA operations in the executive director’s absence. Seeks to establish new partnerships in the legal community as well as encourage relevancy within the organization. Ensures that committees, task forces, and volunteers receive appropriate information and assistance. Serves as staff liaison to the following Committees: Annual Meeting Planning, Awards, Diversity, Paralegals. Holds memberships in two national organizations – NABE and ASAE.

Member & Market Services

 
Meg Wickham
Member & Market Services Director
mwickham@ksbar.org
(785) 861-8817

Manages membership recruitment and retention efforts and coordinates various Association member benefits. Develops and implements membership survey and marketing efforts and advises leadership on member policies, levels, and benefits. Leads the KBA social media enterprise. Coordinates various KBA endorsed products and services in accordance with contractual agreements.

 
Krista Isaacs
kisaacs@ksbar.org
(785) 861-8835

Provides member database, data reporting, and data management support to the Association/Foundation, members, other legal agencies, and the public. Coordinates the annual membership renewal process including data capture for new members. Recruits members through the new admittee swearing-in ceremonies. Assists members with member profile and website use questions.

 
Alana Seelbach
aseelbach@ksbar.org
(785) 861-8833

Serves as the ambassador of the Association, responsible for being the first point of contact for members and visitors. Provides reception services for telephone and visitor traffic. Assists members and the public with general inquiries and provides on-line resource guidance. Coordinates events and facilities use for members, staff, and other organizations. Provides staff administrative support.

Law Practice Services

 
Danielle Hall
Law Practice Services Director
dhall@ksbar.org
(785) 861-8827

Directs all aspects of the KBA CLE program, KBA Bookstore, KBA Sections, and Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP). Works with Kansas CLE Commission to design and implement new CLE programs and offers professional development programming. Works with Board of Publishers, authors and editors to coordinate production of KBA book series. Provides practice management guidance and professional consultations to KBA members. Provides guidance and assistance to section leaders and section members to plan events, publish books, recruit new leadership and members, and provide section outreach. Serves as staff attorney and legal advisor to staff.

 
Dawn Phoenix
dphoenix@ksbar.org
(785) 861-8831

Develops and promotes Continuing Legal Education seminars in all forms. Works with authors/presenters to prepare course materials and handles all events, including on-site coordination. Keeps apprised of changes in CLE rules and regulations. Provides assistance to section leaders by assisting with section marketing plans, section meetings and conference calls, and section Continuing Legal Education seminars. Interacts with members and non-members on legal education programming, encouraging membership recruitment when practical.

 
Leslie Garwood
lgarwood@ksbar.org
(785) 861-8837

Develops and promotes Continuing Legal Education seminars in all forms. Works with authors/presenters to prepare course materials and handles all events, including on-site coordination. Keeps apprised of changes in CLE rules and regulations. Provides assistance to section leaders by assisting with section marketing plans, section meetings and conference calls, and section Continuing Legal Education seminars. Interacts with members and non-members on legal education programming, encouraging membership recruitment when practical.

Communication Services

 
Beth Warrington
Communications Director
bwarrington@ksbar.org
(785) 861-8816

Manages editing and writing of The Journal of the Kansas Bar Association. Works as staff liaison to the Media-Bar and Journal of Board of Editors committees. Responsible for editing KBA publications, maintaining the KBA website, producing the electronic newsletter eJournal, and writing KBA news releases.

 
Ryan Purcell
Designer
rpurcell@ksbar.org
(785) 861-8826

Provides desktop publishing and creative design services for KBA/KBF communications and marketing efforts. Assists in creation of advertisements and graphic illustrations for the KBA Journal and public outreach materials. Assists in website and social media communications and design efforts. Serves as Association photographer and maintains photo files.

Legislative Services

 
Joseph Molina
Legislative Services Director
jmolina@ksbar.org
(785) 861-8836

Acting on directives from the Board of Governors, Legislative Committee, or Executive Director, and in concordance with the KBA’s mission and policies, implements the legislative initiatives and objectives related to state-wide legislation. Leads analysis of proposed legislative actions and determines the potential impact on the KBA, on the judiciary, and on the practice of law. Monitors legislative and regulatory activities and works to advance KBA positions. Secures testimony from legal experts as necessary or requested by the legislature. Provides reports to boards and CLE programming on legislative matters. Serves as staff attorney for the KBA and to the Executive Director.

Public Services

 
Anne Woods
Public Services Manager
awoods@ksbar.org
(785) 861-8838

Plans and administers projects that meet the mission of the Association, the Kansas Bar Foundation, and the IOLTA program. Manages the daily administrative needs of the KBF, including fundraising, the Fellow program, and the Fellow dinner. Assists in coordination of the Mock Trial Competition. Helps organize pro bono efforts to low-income individuals or special groups. Coordinates KBA law-related efforts.

Administration & Finance Services

 
Ken Waugh
Administration & Finance Services Director
kwaugh@ksbar.org
(785) 861-8809

Serves as the CFO for the Association and Foundation. Oversees all financial systems and operations assuring all financial transactions comply with association best practices and fiduciary standards. Oversees all transactions, prepares monthly financial statements, and manages deposits, operational expenses and special reporting. Oversees time and leave reporting and payroll. Works with the Executive Director, Associate Executive Director, and the executive committees of both boards to generate annual budgets. Processes donations to the KBF and, with the Investment Committee oversees foundation investments. Administers the salary and employee benefit plans of the Association/Foundation. Provides human resources guidance to staff, leadership.

 
Kathy Johnson
kjohnson@ksbar.org
(785) 861-8814

Provides administrative and accounting support to the Association/Foundation. Processes membership dues payments, Continuing Legal Education seminar registrations, and all sales orders through data entry or check deposits. Maintains accounts receivable records, including collection of outstanding invoices. Works with Member and Market Services to prepare for annual membership recruitment. Provides daily bookkeeping and accounting support to staff.

 
Joyce Neiswender
jneiswender@ksbar.org
(785) 861-8815

Processes IOLTA interest remittance reports received from Kansas banks on a monthly and quarterly basis. Maintains files on IOLTA applications. Processes the yearly Lawyer Referral Service applications and fees. Maintains individual files on all Kansas Bar Foundation members. Assists the Public Services Manager in coordinating the annual IOLTA grant-making process and Annual Fellows Dinner.

Facilities & Operations Services

 
Jamey Metzger
Facilities & Operations Director
jmetzger@ksbar.org
(785) 861-8810

Oversees care of the Kansas Law Center facilities including security, grounds, janitorial services, and life-safety equipment. Manages the KBA Print Shop serving KBA member orders. Processes the printing and binding of all in-house publications and bulk mailings. Maintains the inventory for all KBA Handbooks and printing supplies.

Governance & Board Services

 
Cassandra Blackwell
cblackwell@ksbar.org
(785) 861-8828

Provides administrative assistance to the Association/Foundation leadership, Board of Governors and Board of Trustees. Works with staff liaisons to support all KBA/KBF committees. Provides administrative support to the Executive Director, Associate Executive Director, and Legislative Services Director. Maintains up-to-date records of KBA/KBF board, leadership, committee, and section assignments and terms. Provides events support for Law Center and board events. Corresponds with members and the public and on behalf of the Executive Director and boards. Provides travel assistance to officers and executive staff to board, regional and national meetings.

Lawyer Referral Service

 
Dennis Taylor
Lawyer Referral Service Director
dtaylor@ksbar.org
(785) 861-8812

 

 

 

 

 

 

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