Congratulations to the incoming Academy Class of 2022!  ACC NCR is proud to announce the 36 Fellows who have been accepted into the Class. They will begin their Academy experience with an orientation in October, and the nine-month curriculum in January.  They are:

Sami Aboulhosn
Associate General Counsel
The Obama Foundation

Shane Anderson-Skeete
Vice President, General Counsel -
Global Business Line
Thales Digital Identity & Security

Allison Barlotta
Associate General Counsel
Booz Allen Hamilton

Virginia Barry
Associate Counsel
ICI Mutual Insurance Company

Connie Chang
Associate General Counsel
The Obama Foundation

Jim Chen
Senior Counsel,
Sales and Marketing
Volkswagen Group of America

Cindi Chmielewski
Senior Counsel
NEA Member Benefits

Hope Cothran
Senior Counsel -
HR and Employment
BWX Technologies, Inc.

Tammy Daub
Deputy General Counsel
Guidehouse

Jennifer Dill
Officer, Legal Affairs and Counsel
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Miguel Dominguez
Associate General Counsel
Fannie Mae

Susan Duarte
Senior Director and Senior Counsel
VeriSign, Inc.

Julisa Edwards
General Counsel
Trout Unlimited

Anne Marie Farley
Senior Director and Counsel,
Investigations and Audits
Teledyne FLIR

Taryn Fielder
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
& Corporate Secretary
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust

Darryl Franklin
Assistant General Counsel
HMSHost Corporation

Danielle Hart
Assistant General Counsel
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Sam Hawley
Senior Counsel
Sentara Healthcare

Andria Hill
Vice President &
Assistant General Counsel
RLJ Lodging Trust

Monique Kadnar
Associate General Counsel
Fannie Mae

Sandeep Kathuria
Assistant General Counsel -
Cybersecurity and Security Law
Leidos

Ryan Kiernan
Corporate Counsel
Lidl US

Adam Lichtenstein
Associate General Counsel
Freddie Mac

Rob Lloyd
Senior Director & Legal Counsel
Verizon Media

Tracy Locklin
Chief Privacy Officer
National Student Clearinghouse

Syeda Maghrabi
Senior Associate General Counsel
National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)

Suzanne Law Marisa
General Counsel
OVHcloud

Erum Mirza
General Counsel
District of Columbia Bar

Ogechi Muotoh
Senior Associate Corporate Counsel
VMware

Adele Navarrete
Senior Corporate Counsel
LMI Consulting, LLC

Lara Neumark
Senior Officer, Legal Affairs
and Deputy Senior Counsel
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Inga Rubin
Tax Counsel
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Song Volk
Assistant General Counsel
BWXT Advanced Technologies LLC

Scott Walker
Associate General Counsel
Freddie Mac

Megan Whitney
Counsel
Verizon

Nathaniel Wilson
Associate General Counsel &
Assistant Corporate Secretary
Carey International, Inc.

Applications for the Class of 2023 will open in February 2022.

Below are the names of the Class of 2021 Fellows. 
They will complete their journeys through the Academy in September 2021.

Aisha Ahmad
Senior Corporate Counsel (IP)
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Stephanie Bagot
Assistant General Counsel, Equity
US International Development Finance Corporation

Suzanne Barr
Associate General Counsel
Fannie Mae

Cecilia Barry
Senior Corporate Counsel
Association of American Medical Colleges

Benjamin Beiter
Corporate Counsel
VMware, Inc.

Stephen Bellotti
Vice President and Associate General Counsel
Ullico Inc.

Clinton Cole
Senior Associate Corporate Counsel
VMware, Inc.

Filicia Davenport
Associate General Counsel
Freddie Mac

Robyn Gray Davis
Senior Legal Counsel
Tredegar Corporation

Will Dean
Associate General Counsel
Freddie Mac

Lorna Lunney DeRosa
General Counsel
MAG Aerospace

Emily Glendinning
Vice President & Associate General Counsel
BAE Systems, Inc.

Randall Gregory
Deputy GC - Operations, Litigation and IP
BWX Technologies, Inc.

Wei (Samantha) Guo
Associate General Counsel
China Telecom Americas Corporation

Rea Holmes
Director, Associate General Counsel
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Herrin Hopper
Senior Director, Global Legal Affairs & Compliance
Clements Worldwide

Nia Jenkins
Senior Associate General Counsel
UnitedHealth Group (Optum)

Thomas Julian Jr.
Secretary, Risk Manager, and Corporate Counsel
Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc.

Joanne Kelly
VP & Chief Counsel
Verizon Media

Joelle Laszlo
Corporate Counsel
Accenture Federal Services LLC

Aida Lebbos
Associate Vice President, Institutional Compliance & Risk
University of Maryland Global Campus

Kimberly LeBlanc-Ross
Senior Counsel
American Red Cross

Benjamin Lindorf
General Counsel
Institute for Defense Analyses

Ethan Marsh
Senior Counsel
BAE Systems

Sabrina Mays-Diagne
Senior Corporate Attorney
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Christopher Nowack
Senior Counsel
GEICO

Staci Patel
Assistant General Counsel
Leidos, Inc.

Kerry Pollak
Senior Counsel
Plex Systems, Inc.

Nathan Pollard
Associate General Counsel
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Michael Rafferty
Associate General Counsel
Fannie Mae

Michael Spector
Deputy General Counsel
America's Health Insurance Plans

Riana Studner
Assistant General Counsel
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Cristian Torres
Associate General Counsel
Carvana

The Leadership Academy Class of 2020 is highly diverse in terms of industry type, non-profit and for profit representation, size of legal departments and Fellow experience level. Academy Fellows work in a broad array of industries, including: Consulting Firms; Financial Services/Mortgages Companies; Government Contractors; Healthcare/Pharma Companies; Hotel and Hospitality Companies; Investment (REIT, Private Equity) Companies; Charitable or Advocacy Organizations; Technology and Telecomm/Media Companies; Trade Associations; and Utilities.

Twenty-three percent of the Fellows work for non-profit organizations. Thirteen of the Fellows work in legal departments of 10 or fewer lawyers, six work in legal departments ranging from 11 to 50 in size, and 11 work in departments of 51-plus lawyers.

The class is also diverse in terms of experience levels: 12 Fellows have practiced in-house for no more than seven years, with 15 or fewer years total practice experience; another 12 have 8-15 years of in-house experience and up to 20 years of total practice experience; and five Fellows have more than 16 years of in-house experience and more than 21 years of total practice experience.

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