Welcome to the Midwest Region

Dear Midwest Members,

I am thrilled beyond belief to be your 2022 LMA Midwest Region President. I know I have extremely big shoes to fill after the amazing job, my friend, Laura Toledo did. And I might point out, all while battling cancer. She was so inspiring, helpful, compassionate and above all hilarious and I do hope I can live up to what she accomplished last year.

For 2022 we have an amazing Board of Directors and a group of Local Steering Committee members who are exceptional and truly live up to our motto “Midwest is Best”. We look forward to providing you with great programming and the opportunity to interact with all of us. This year I am excited that we will be holding our Midwest Regional Conference on June 15-16 in Chicago. My friends, Sara Coffey and Cheryl Aufdemberge, are our fabulous co-chairs and they are supported by a terrific group of volunteers. I am anxious to see what they come up with and that will include holding the Midwest Your Honor Awards during the conference. As you may or may not know, I have a passion for working on planning conferences for the Midwest Region and I also spent a brief stint on the Annual Conference Planning Committee. There is no other venue that can provide educational programming, interaction with our great service providers and networking, networking, networking with your fellow LMA Midwest members.

If all of this sounds exciting and you want to be a part of the action then please consider volunteering, especially with our Local Steering Committees, since they are always looking for members to provide a helping hand. Or, if volunteering will not fit into your busy schedule, then please sign up for all the programming that is being offered, whether it is in your local city or virtually by other LSC’s in the region. I guarantee you will learn something and make new contacts.

Finally, if there is anything you would like to discuss with me, please email me at Richard.Marsolais@ipmvs.com and we can set up a time to chat. I always love talking with our members so do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Richard MarsolaisRichard Marsolais
2022 Midwest President




LMA 2022 Midwest Regional Conference - the one where we pivot to today!

Midwest 2022 Regional Conference

Get ready to Pivot to Today at the LMA Midwest Regional Conference! Join your LMA Midwest friends in Chicago on June 15-16!  Full agenda coming soon. Space is limited. Register today to secure your place and your discount.


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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.

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LMA Regional Board Members


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

2022 President

Erin V. Baxendale
Director of Business Development and Marketing
Sidley Austin LLP
Chicago, IL

2022 President-Elect

Laura Toledo
Director of Business Development and Marketing
Nilan Johnson Lewis
Minneapolis, MN

2022 Immediate Past President

Tanya Riggan
Director of Client Relations
Koley Jessen
Omaha, NE

2022 Secretary

Paul Talaga
Palos Hills, IL

2022 Treasurer

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

2022 Treasurer-Elect

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

2022 Director-At-Large

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

2022 Director-At-Large

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

2022 Director at Large

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

2022 Director-At-Large

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

2022 Director-At-Large

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