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


Sponsorship Reimagined

Thank you for considering partnering with the Legal Marketing Association's Midwest Region to promote your business.

As a sponsor, your support is essential to our region, our members, and the legal community in the Midwest. Our goal is to create an opportunity that accomplishes your business goals and provides value to our members. As a starting point, you’ll find several sponsorship packages by following the link below. But we know that a “one size fits all” approach doesn't work for everyone. We encourage you to work with the sponsorship co-chairs to customize your package!

Tell us your goals, and together we can create a sponsorship package that works for you. LEARN MORE ABOUT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Become an LMA Midwest Sponsor
Thank you for considering partnering with the Legal Marketing Association's Midwest Region to promote your business. As a sponsor, your support is essential to our region, our members, and the legal community in the Midwest. Our goal is to create an opportunity that accomplishes your business goals and provides value to our members. About the LMA Midwest Region The Legal Marketing Association is the universal voice of the legal marketing and business development profession. More than 90% of the 200 largest U.S. law firms employ an LMA member. We are Chief Marketing Officers, Directors of Business Development, CRM Managers, Event Coordinators, Social Media & Communications Specialists, PR Managers, Proposal Managers, Consultants, Lawyers and everyone in- between. LMA is a community that brings together people from all stages of their career and authority with one thing in common — advancing the legal community!

LMA's Midwest Region includes nearly 700 members scattered across the Midwest, from Ohio to North Dakota. We are proud to have an active local presence in these regional markets, in addition to members in Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin:

  • Chicago
  • Indianapolis
  • Kansas City
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Ohio
  • St. Louis
2024 Sponsorship Opportunities Our sponsorship packages are outlined in the 2024 LMA Midwest Sponsorship Prospectu and include opportunities to sponsor at the regional or local levels. We offer packages to help build your brand awareness and to promote your thought leadership at a variety of price points. Plus, we can customize sponsorship packages to meet your unique goals. Connect with Us If you are interested in sponsoring — regardless if you would like to select a standard sponsorship package or create a custom package — please contact one of this year's Sponsorship Committee co-chairs. We look forward to partnering with you!

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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

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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