Board of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPLICATIONS

The Board of Directors is the Association’s managing body. Directors are selected annually by a nominating committee for terms of either one or two years. Each of KCMBA’s seven sections is represented on the Board of Directors by its president, as are various other entities associated with KCMBA, including the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation, the American Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association, and the KCMBA Past Presidents’ Club, among others. The Board meets monthly to discuss and vote on the affairs of the Association. For more information on the structure and duties of the Board of Directors, please refer to the Association’s Bylaws.


President
Daniel E. Blegen
German May PC


President-Elect
Nikki E. Cannezzaro
Franke Schultz & Mullen, PC.


Vice President
Nate Orr
Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP


Treasurer
Lajuana Counts
U.S. Attorney's Office


Secretary
Athena M. Dickson
Siro Smith Dickson, P.C.


Immediate Past President
Russell S. Jones, Jr.
Polsinelli


Member-at-Large
William C. Martucci
Shook, Hardy & Bacon


Member-at-Large
Michael J. Mohlman
Smith Mohlman LLC


Member-at-Large
Phyllis Norman
The Norman Law Firm, LLC


Member-at-Large & KCMBF Representative
David M. Skeens
Walters Bender Strohbehn & Vaughan, PC


Member-at-Large
Leon Versfeld
Versfeld & Hugo, LLC


Member-at-Large
Sam Wendt
Wendt Law Firm P.C.


Member-at-Large
Gillian R. Wilcox
ACLU of Missouri


Member-at-Large
Christopher B. Wirken
Wirken Law Firm, L.L.C


Section President
Collin Altieri
Polsinelli


Section President
Mark R. Euler
Epiq Systems, Inc.


Section President
Amy Fowler
Freeman & Fowler LLC


Section President
W. Brian Gaddy
Gaddy Weis LLC


Section President
Darren Korte
Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri
Family Court Division


Section President
Andrew LeRoy
Bautista LeRoy, LLC


Section President
Melanie Morgan
Morgan Pilate LLC


Section President
Karl Phares
Stinson Leonard Street LLP


AWL Representative
Amanda Pennington Ketchum
Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, PC


Representative of Past Presidents
W. Perry Brandt
Bryan Cave LLP


CLE Advisory Chair
Justin D. Fowler
Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC


CLE Advisory Vice Chair
Brandee B. Bower
Merlin Law Group


Membership Chair
Kelly McCambridge
McCambridge Law LLC


Membership Vice Chair
Seema Chawla
FINRA


Bar Legal Advisor
Denise Drake
Polsinelli


ABA Delegate - Advisor
Paul L. Wickens
Foland, Wickens, Eisfelder, Roper & Hofer, PC