I have spent my career in professional services marketing and business development. Before starting my own company, I served as the Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at Montgomery McCracken. I have held positions at several other law firms, including Fox Rothschild, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney and Morgan Lewis. My career path includes working at DuPont Legal and the Philadelphia Bar Association. Twice in my career I have taken on newly-created roles, introducing and pioneering new programs. My tenure in the three sectors of business has given me a unique perspective on how professional services are bought, sold and delivered.

I entered Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney as a Marketing Manager and progressed to Director of Diversity, where I was responsible for developing and launching the firm’s diversity program and women’s initiative.

I spent five years as the Collaboration Manager for DuPont’s Network of Primary Law Firms and Service Providers. I was the first person in this position, which was conceived by DuPont’s outside counsel. I facilitated collaboration among the 40 firms in the DuPont Legal Model to create opportunities for the firms and service providers to generate new business, as well as referrals between Network members.

I began my career in the member services department at the 13,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association for eight years. As the Director of Member Services, I oversaw operations for the association’s 60 standing committees, seven sections and the Young Lawyers Division. I managed member programs, public service programs, committee leaders and volunteer corps.

On the personal side, the quality of life in my local community is especially important to me. I am active in several nonprofit organizations where I have developed personal and professional connections. I currently serve on the board of the National Adoption Center (NAC) and volunteer for the SeniorLAW Center’s communications committee. Previously, I served on the board of the Foundation for the Advancement of Technology in Education (FATE). I also spend time volunteering with the PSPCA and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania (BBBSEPA). In 2011, I participated in the Leadership Philadelphia Executive Program.

I was born in Middlebury, Vermont, where my dad was a professor of English. I grew up outside of Wilmington, Delaware. I graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in English Literature. I had to do something besides read.