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President's Letter

Dear Friends,

Summer’s here, it’s starting to heat up, and so are we!

First things first. Conference registration is now open for our biggest event of the year, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. The conference will take place Tuesday, October 1 at the JW Marriot in Washington, DC. There is a pre-conference reception the day before at Crimson on Monday, September 30 and the 2024 Your Honor Awards the day of (accepting entries for exceptional individuals and firms here). This is an incredible opportunity to meet and learn from the best. Will I see you there?

In addition, we have lots of in-person programming for you. Following on the heels of Virginia’s “Unleash Your Network at Ruff Canine Club” and “Amplifying Your Career Impact” events and LMANext’s “Going All-In on the Best Fit for your Career” in recent months, our Baltimore chapter will be hosting a “Sips and Sunshine Summer Social” on Thursday, June 20 at La Cuchara from 5-7pm. Our Capital Chapter will dance the early evening away at the Patrick Swayze-themed bar in the Vagabond on Thursday, July 18 from 5:30-7:30pm.

As the summer heat starts to slow us down, I’d like to remind you to keep at "it", whatever "it" means to you. Whatever you are working on, whatever you are striving towards, you may be on the cusp of something great. Don’t give up. I was reminded recently of the Stonecutter’s parable. Stonecutters (when they used to exist) were in charge of breaking large rocks. A stonecutter could work all day and all night hammering away at a boulder with a sledgehammer without so much as a crack to show for it. But then, suddenly the rock splits completely open. It wasn’t that last swing that did it, but an accumulation of all the others that came before it. Just because you can’t see progress doesn’t mean it’s not happening.

We have some fantastic articles in this newsletter written by LMA members. Whether you want to learn more about creating more client-centric websites, improving your internal communications, or how to get the most out of your SEO efforts, you’re gonna want check out this content!

As always, feel free to connect with me if you’d like to become more involved in LMA and get the most of your membership. 

All the best,

Arthur-Uratani Arthur Uratani
LMA Mid-Atlantic Region President
Director of Marketing & Outreach
Bookoff McAndrews PLLC





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Arthur Uratani
Director of Marketing & Outreach
Bookoff McAndrews PLLC
Washington, DC

2024 President

Diana Dillon
Director of Marketing
Wiley Rein LLP
Washington, DC

2024 President-Elect

Katie Burke
Director of Client Service Teams & Programs
Crowell & Moring LLP
Washington, DC

2024 Immediate Past President

Lisa Rory
Senior Business Development Manager
Venable LLP
Washington, DC

2024 Treasurer

Rachel Lufkin
Director of Marketing and Business Development
Sands Anderson PC
Richmond, VA

Treasurer Elect

Heather Shepherd
Business Development Manager
Wiley Rein LLP
Washington, DC

2024 Secretary

Carolyn Hennessey
Marketing Manager
DLA Piper LLP (US)
Washington, DC

2024 Director, Marketing & Communications

Kiara Hughes
Director of Business Development
Washington, DC

2024 Director-at-Large, Diversity & Advocacy

Alice Simons
Marketing Manager
DLA Piper LLP (US)
Washington, DC

2024 Director-at-Large, Membership

Michael Bond
Vice President - Media Relations
Blattel Communications
San Francisco, CA

2024 Co-Director-at-Large, Regional Programming

Carlos Diggs
Marketing Therapist & Drummer
Three Seas
Washington, DC

2024 Co-Director-at-Large, Regional Programming

Cassey Povtak
Business Development Manager
Washington, DC

2024 Director-at-Large, Sponsorship

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