Committees and Org Chart

WWCDA Committees

WWCDA has standing committees that lead and facilitate the events, initiatives, and other activities of WWCDA. The committee members are volunteers from the WWCDA chapters around the world.  The list of committees is depicted in the chart at the button below.  More information about the committees and their leaders can be found below.  

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of the Global Chair, Global Vice Chairs, Global Secretary, the Vice Chair of the Executive Committee, and Regional Vice Chairs (North America East Coast, Midwest, West Coast, and Europe & Latin America, and Asia Pacific).  The Executive Committee meets virtually on the second Tuesday of each month to address various issues about WWCDA and to enhance the communications amongst WWCDA, the chapters and members.  The committee may function as the Advisory Board between the quarterly meetings of the Advisory Board and may otherwise inform and advise the Advisory Board.

Global Chair and Co-Founder: Karen Popp

Global Vice Co-Chair: Susan Bozorgi

Global Vice Co-Chair: Michelle Shapiro

Global Secretary: Kristin Koehler

Vice Chair of Executive Committee: Theresa Trzaskoma

Administrative Committees

The Administrative Committees address a wide-range of issues for WWCDA in dealing with the day-to-day operations of the organization. There are eleven Administrative Committees: Branding & Marketing, Chapters, Chapter Launch, Historian, Membership & Alumnae, Newsletter, Social Media, Sponsors, Technology/Website. AlixPartners, Alvarez & Marsal, and KPMG provide support for the activities related to financial matters, historian/archives and OFAC compliance, respectively.

Branding & Marketing Committee Co-Chair: Brooke Hopkins

Branding & Marketing Committee Co-Chair: Jennifer Windom

Chapters Committee Chair Co-Chair: Joanelle O'Cleirigh

Chapters Committee Chair Co-Chair: Kristen Winemiller

Historian Committee Co-Chair: Bridget Moore

Historian Committee Co-Chair: Laureen Ryan

Membership & Alumnae Committee Co-Chair: Jess Nall

Membership & Alumnae Committee Co-Chair: Nidhi Rao

Newsletter Committee Co-Editor: Iris Bennett

Newsletter Committee Co-Editor: Virginia Adams

Social Media Committee Co-Chair: Claire Schenk

Social Media Committee Co-Chair: Jennifer Lieser

Social Media Committee Vice Chair: Katie Hausfeld

Sponsors Committee Co-Chair: Miranda Hooker

Sponsors Committee Co-Chair: Melissa Coffey

Sponsors Committee Vice Chair: Marissa Koblitz Kingman

Technology/Website Committee Chair: Susan Bozorgi

Programs & Initiatives Committees

The Program & Initiatives Committees consists of members from various chapters of the WWCDA and is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing all of WWCDA’s programs. Responsibilities include handling the logistics for events, program planning, obtaining and overseeing vendors, and collaborating with other organizations. The Committee also helps to place chapter members as speakers at other group’s conferences. There are ten Programs & Initiatives Committees: Annual Meeting, Awards Program, Diversity, Monitor/Receiver Initiative, Programs, Rankings & Endorsements, Small Firm Initiative, Speakers Initiative, and Thought Leadership. 

Annual Meeting Committee Co-Chair: Stacey F. Gottlieb

Annual Meeting Committee Co-Chair: Stacie Hartman

Awards Program Committee Co-Chair: Hannah Bornstein

Awards Program Committee Co-Chair: Carrie Cohen

Awards Program Committee Co-Chair: Naana Frimpong

Diversity Committee Co-Chair: Vanessa Salinas Beckstrom

Diversity Committee Co-Chair: Rasha Shields

Monitor/Receiver Initiative Committee Co-Chair: Michele Edwards

Monitor/Receiver Initiative Committee Co-Chair: Kristin Graham Koehler

Programs Committee Co-Chair: Amanda Raad

Programs Committee Co-Chair: Hartley M. K. West

Programs Committee Co-Chair: Yannine Robledo

Rankings & Endorsements Committee Co-Chair: Carolyn McNiven

Rankings & Endorsements Committee Co-Chair: Krista Tongring

Small Firm Initiative Committee Co-Chair: Kris Costello

Small Firm Initiative Committee Co-Chair: Amy Carver

Speakers Initiative Committee Co-Chair: Marjorie J. Peerce

Speakers Initiative Committee Co-Chair: Karyl Van Tassel

Thought Leadership Committee Co-Chair: Peggy Daley

Thought Leadership Committee Co-Chair: Justine Harris

Young Professional Committees

The Young Professional Committees (YPC) is comprised of WWCDA members who have been practicing or working up to ten years.  The YPC’s purpose is to provide more junior WWCDA members opportunities to get to know and to learn from other members with similar levels of experience, and to provide educational programming specific to junior white collar women lawyers and consultants. The YPC administers the mentor program and hosts young lawyers’ and consultants’ networking and educational programs at WWCDA and chapter events. The Committees also support the initiatives of the WWCDA through three subcommittees: Administrative, Development and Program.

YPC Co-Chair: Reem Sadik

YPC Co-Chair: Kendra Wharton

YPC Administrative Committee Co-Chair: Jennifer Lieser

YPC Administrative Committee Co-Chair: Allison Dapper

YPC Programs & Initiatives Committee Co-Chair: Dina Broydo

YPC Programs & Initiatives Committee Co-Chair: Michelle Freeman