Welcome to the Midwest Region

Dear Midwest Members,

2023 is on a full-out sprint, yet we have had so many excellent opportunities to connect and learn in the Midwest! It’s been a pleasure for the board to get out to see and meet so many of you across the region at socials, through virtual programming and of course at the annual conference this spring.

We’d like to keep the momentum going and ensure our 2023 goals of Meaningful Connection and Actionable Education are put into practice with the LMA Midwest Regional Conference, coming to Chicago October 2-3. We’re anxious to present valuable and practical programming that you can take back and apply in your firms, not to mention, in-person connection with your LMA peers!

Click here to see the latest programming across the region. Whether that is a webinar, a regional program, a mentoring coffee (iced for me!) or an in-person neighborhood meet-up -- we believe these are the essential ingredients to help a legal marketer grow, flourish and exceed their personal and professional development goals. Association-wide, there is always something new here on the LMA website, where you can connect with Communities, join and access Shared Interest Groups (SIGs), catch up on program recordings, LMA Strategies and the LMA Podcast, new complimentary content from PLI, the Body of Knowledge, and more.

New to LMA and looking for ways to get involved? Consider volunteering, especially in your backyard. Our Local Steering Committees are always looking for members to provide a helping hand. Are you the only member in your area for miles? We've got you. Ask me about connecting with other Midwest members like you. Or, if volunteering will not fit into your busy schedule, considering joining us for an upcoming program or social event. Not sure where to start? Please reach out to any of the Midwest Board of Directors - I can vouch for every one of us when I say that we genuinely enjoy connecting members.

I would be thrilled to hear from you and am always up for a chat. You can reach me at jlshankleton@bmdllc.com.

Jennifer ShankletonJennifer Shankleton
2023 Midwest President




Midwest Regional Conference!

October 2-3, 2023
Kimpton Gray
Chicago, IL

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsor

Ruby Law


Sponsorship Reimagined

We know that a “one size fits all” approach doesn't work for everyone (did we mention we’re marketers?). Now, you'll be working 1-on-1 with your Sponsorship Implementation Liaison to customize a package that fits your marketing strategy. As a starting point, you’ll find several turnkey packages by following the link below.

Check Out Our Sponsorship Opportunities

Upcoming Regional Events

October 2, 2023
2023 LMA Midwest Regional Conference

October 10, 2023
AI Won’t Take Your Job But Will Make Your Life Easier – Learn How

October 12, 2023
Minnesota: Fall Social


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LMA welcomes members' interest in convening a local group. Contact regionsupport@legalmarketing.org to learn more.

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LMA Regional Board Members


Jennifer Shankleton
Director of Marketing
Brennan, Manna & Diamond, LLC
Akron, OH

2023 President

Jason D Klika
Marketing & Business Development Manager
HMB Legal Counsel
Chicago, IL

2023 President-Elect

Richard A. Marsolais
Business Development Director
McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC
Des Moines, IA

2023 Immediate Past President

Tanya Riggan
Director of Client Relations
Koley Jessen
Omaha, NE

2023 Secretary

Amie Allison
Business Development Director
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Minneapolis, MN

2023 Treasurer

Lauren McNee
Marketing Manager
Pritzker Hageman, P.A.
Minneapolis, MN

2023 Treasurer-Elect

Ashley Defay
Inclusion and Diversity Manager
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Chicago, IL

2023 Director-At-Large

Mark Elliott
Director of Business Development and Marketing
Eastman & Smith Ltd
Toledo, OH

2023 Director-At-Large

Kate Harry Shipham
KHS People LLC
Chicago, IL

2023 Director-At-Large

Jennifer Novotny
Marketing Director
Ennis Britton
Seven Hills, OH

2023 Director-At-Large

Beth O'Mahoney
Business Development Director
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Chicago, IL

2023 Director-At-Large

Sara Pierson
Marketing and Business Development Manager
Fraser Stryker PC LLO
Omaha, NE

2023 Director-At-Large

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