Kansas Bar Association announces Stacey Harden as new executive director
Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Bar Association is pleased to announce the selection of Stacey Harden as Executive Director of the KBA and Kansas Bar Foundation. Stacey will officially begin her new role on August 3, 2020. The selection was made after an extensive search process.
Of the new hire, KBA President Mira Mdivani, Overland Park, said, “The Kansas Bar Association Board is confident that Stacey Harden’s initiative and vision, informed by her years of experience in working with the legal profession, finance, business management and technology will be an asset for our members in the years to come. We believe Stacey will help guide the organization to serve Kansas lawyers, judges and the public in newly relevant ways.”
Stacey comes to the KBA with an extensive background in financial management and accounting. She currently serves as the accounting and finance manager for the Association and Foundation. Since joining the KBA staff in the fall of 2019, she has improved accounting systems and helped bring down overall costs. She has been instrumental in transitioning the KBA to a virtual office, and now back to the KBA headquarters, during the pandemic—all while continuing to serve the needs and goals of the Kansas legal profession.
Stacey came to the KBA with more than sixteen years of experience in financial and business management, accounting and advocacy. She has served in roles as a regulatory analyst for a state advocacy agency, a grants accountant, a chief financial officer, and an adjunct business and accounting instructor. Most recently, Stacey served as the regulatory analyst at the Citizens’ Utility Ratepayer Board (CURB) for eleven years. In this role, Stacey worked closely with technical staff and legal counsel representing regulated utilities, the state corporation commission, CURB’s consumer counsel and multiple other intervening parties in providing expert testimony before the Kansas Corporation Commission on issues facing utility ratepayers in Kansas. Stacey served on numerous committees for the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates.
Stacey is a lifelong Kansas resident. She attended Baker University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, with an emphasis in Accounting, as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Stacey actively participates on several volunteer boards for local schools and the community.
About the Kansas Bar Association The Kansas Bar Association is a voluntary professional association comprised of 6,000 members dedicated to advancing the professionalism of its members, encouraging public understanding of the law, and promoting the effective administration of our system of justice. www.ksbar.org
About the Kansas Bar Foundation For over 60 years, the Kansas Bar Foundation has funded opportunities for the citizens of Kansas for charitable and educational projects that foster the welfare, honor and integrity of the legal system by improving its accessibility, equality and uniformity, and by enhancing the public. www.ksbar.org/kbf