Welcome to the Midwest Region

Dear Midwest Members,

Dear LMA Midwest Region Members,

2023 was an incredible year for us! From a sold-out regional conference to creative socials and forward-thinking education, I feel fortunate to have worked alongside 2023 President, Jennifer Shankleton and the Midwest Board of Directors. Thank you, 2023 volunteers, for delivering on your promise of Meaningful Connection and Actionable Education.

As I step into the role of Midwest President, I am thinking about the many volunteers I have had the privilege of learning from over the past seven or so years since I first helped with name tags at a registration table. There is one thing everyone has in common: they are engaged.

I've witnessed and experienced the transformative power of engagement. It fuels our ideas, deepens relationships, gives us confidence and propels our collective knowledge forward. Most importantly, your engagement unites us. When we engage, we build a community that thrives and enriches our lives in and out of the office. Ask any volunteer—it’s the reason we do it.

In this spirit, I challenge you to embrace 2024 as a year of engagement. Engage with the Midwest community by:

  • Participating in the socials organized by your LSC leaders…
  • Attending the enlightening lunch programs…
  • Joining the webinars and chatting with fellow attendees…
  • Connecting and staying in touch with the people you meet…
  • Asking and answering questions on the SIG message boards…
  • Volunteering your time and skills…

I promise you there’s value, meaning and change there. #midwestengage

Your enthusiasm and commitment are the driving force behind the success of the LMA and I am confident that together we will make this year truly exceptional. We have an incredible group of Midwest regional and local leaders, working to create learning opportunities and spaces to connect! Stay tuned for updates and exciting events in the coming months.

Here's to a year of meaningful connections and shared accomplishments!

Jason Klika
2024 Midwest Region President



Thank you for joining us at the Midwest Regional Conference!

Watch your inbox or check back here for more upcoming programs and join us in 2024!

Let's have a strong region showing at the LMA 2024 Annual Conference, April 3-5, 2024, in San Diego! Register now and go ALL IN! See you in San Diego!

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsor

Ruby Law


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April 16, 2024
Michigan: The Password is ‘Mingle’: An LMA Networking Event

May 8, 2024
Midwest: The Top Words in Legal Marketing

May 22, 2024
Minnesota: DIY Marketing for Small and Mid-Sized Law Firms


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LMA Regional Board Members


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

2024 President

Tanya Riggan
Director of Client Relations
Koley Jessen
Omaha, NE

2024 President-Elect

Jennifer Shankleton
Chief Growth & Development Officer
Brennan, Manna & Diamond, LLC
Akron, OH

2024 Immediate Past President

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

2024 Secretary

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

2024 Treasurer

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

2024 Treasurer-Elect

Ashley Defay
Inclusion and Diversity Manager
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Chicago, IL

2024 Director-At-Large

Kate Harry Shipham
KHS People LLC
Chicago, IL

2024 Director-At-Large

Jennifer Novotny
Marketing Director
Ennis Britton
Seven Hills, OH

2024 Director-At-Large

Lexie Blaner
Client Growth Operations Manager
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Chicago, IL

2024 Director-At-Large

Alyson Fieldman
Beachwood, OH

2024 Director-At-Large

Mercedes Smith
Digital Marketing & Creative Manager
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Minneapolis, MN

2024 Director-At-Large

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