The D.C. Bar Foundation named two new members to its board of directors today.
John Cruden, from the Justice Department’s Environmental and Natural Resources Division, and W. Mark Smith, a partner with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, will take positions on the nine-member board July 1.
Cruden is a former president of the D.C. Bar. Smith, formerly the partner-in-charge of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan’s Washington office, was a member of the foundation’s advisory committee.
The two will serve three-year terms on the board, which oversees the foundation’s programs, such as a loan repayment program for lawyers with D.C. legal services and two legal services grant programs.
The Bar Foundation also announced officer appointments. Stephen Pollak of Goodwin Procter was named president; Marna Tucker of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell was named vice president; and Joanne Fort of Baach Robinson & Lewis will be treasurer. Their three-year appointments also begin July 1.