A new slate of D.C. Bar officials will take office Thursday night at the bar's annual business meeting. Elections earlier this month selected new individuals for president, secretary, treasurer, and the Board of Governors.
Being elected Bar president means serving a year as president-elect, a year as president, and a year as immediate past president. Kim Keenan, who just won the position of president-elect, says, "I am very excited. It's a wonderful opportunity." Keenan, of Rosier & Associates, has two main goals: "I'd like to continue and expand our pro bono work in the community, and I would also like to encourage a broader spectrum of member participation."
Robert Spagnoletti, a partner at Schertler & Onorato, will now become the Bar's president, and Melvin White, a partner at McDermott Will & Emery, will become the immediate past president.
Javier Salinas of Ernst & Young was elected secretary, and Lena Robins, a partner at Foley & Lardner, was elected treasurer. Each will serve a one-year term. Elected to three-year terms on the Board of Governors were Amy Bess of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal; Ankur Goel of McDermott Will & Emery; Rebecca McNeill of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner; Laura Possessky of Gura & Possessky; and Benjamin Wilson of Beveridge & Diamond.