Colorado Chapter

    April 2018
Linda Ramirez-Eaves
President's Message
The responsibility of the Association of Corporate Counsel is to work on behalf of its members and maintain a member-responsive organizational culture.
—ACC's Operating Philosophy

Dear ACC Colorado Chapter Members,

Spring has finally sprung in the Centennial State, and with it we welcome our ACC colleagues and supporters from around the globe to the 2018 ACC Mid-Year Meeting beginning April 22.  We feel especially honored to be the first chapter outside of New York to host the Mid-Year Meeting. I invite you to register to join us on April 23, where we, together with our generous sponsors, will take over the Union Station Great Hall to warmly welcome the mid-year attendees.

We’ve welcomed five new Board Members this year: Wendy Cassity, Gemma Heckendorf, Sam Shapiro, Jessica Borchers, and Megan Zatz. They hail from various industries, geographic locations, and legal department sizes, bringing with them unique insights and skills.  In February, we held a Board of Directors retreat with the goal of identifying areas for improvement and innovation.  Whether it’s Maximize Your Value at Work; Maximize the Value of your Membership; or Maximize the Value of Your Network, programming in 2018 will be focused on providing you with opportunities, tools, and information to Maximize Your Value.

If there’s a year for you to Maximize the Value of Your Membership, it’s 2018.  Whether you’re looking to proactively implement policies and training in response to sexual harassment claims or tackling GDPR, your membership is a gem. Take advantage of on-line resources, Listserv, Legal Quick Hits, or simply connect with your local colleagues. You will quickly learn our legal struggles are real and they’re shared!

Last year our Chapter hosted 50 events. This year you will see a decrease in the number of events and an increase in quality and substance. We will offer additional opportunities for webinars, as well as implement interactive technology into our CLEs. The next few months offer a wonderful opportunity to Maximize the Value of Your Network by participating in events such as TopGolf, Poker Night, Family Day at the Rockies, and a Tour of Mile High Stadium (I’m a native Coloradan and it’ll always be Mile High Stadium to me).

In closing, we would not be the award-winning chapter that we are without you.  I hope to see you at one of our many events—Maximizing the Value of Your Membership. Salud!

Linda Ramirez-Eaves
ACC Colorado President

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