Fellows in the Academy's Class of 2024 - Our seventh!

Awo Ansu
Associate Vice-President and Deputy General Counsel, University of Maryland Global Campus

Deborah Arnold
Senior Director & Deputy General Counsel, Fannie Mae

Selena Brady
Civil Sector Counsel, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

Jennifer Davila
Associate General Counsel, Freddie Mac

Oonagh Deasy
Managing Associate General Counsel, Freddie Mac

Patricia Donkor
Corporate Counsel, Steampunk, Inc.

Chris Flack
Associate General Counsel, Amtrak

Steve Forster
Senior Director, Lead Counsel, Pricing & Commercial Access Strategy, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Stefanie Frank
Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Thriveworks

Kevin Garvey
Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Hillary Ghent
Senior Counsel, James G. Davis Construction Corporation

Heather Goldman
Assistant General Counsel, Litigation, Yahoo Inc.

Margaret Hackbarth
Assistant General Counsel, Constellation Energy

Jennifer Kang
Senior Director, Corporate Counsel, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Kent Kiffner
Senior Director, Legal, KBR, Inc.

Megan Kinsey
Senior Associate General Counsel, Amtrak

Robert Lalley
Deputy Chief Counsel, BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.

Irina Lazieva
Director, Legal, Anti-Corruption Compliance, KBR Inc.

Bradley Lefkowitz
Associate General Counsel, Stanley Martin Homes

Matt MacKenzie
Assistant General Counsel - Data Privacy, Leidos, Inc.

April Mackoff
Assistant General Counsel - Real Estate, HMSHost Corporation

Ambre McLaughlin
Senior Counsel, Data Privacy and Technology Transactions, Electrify America, LLC

Elizabeth Miller
Associate General Counsel, Fannie Mae

Jean-Baptiste Pessey
Associate General Counsel and Director of Legal Resources, Association of Corporate Counsel

Chris Porter
Associate General Counsel, National Student Clearinghouse

Brian Shovlin
Associate General Counsel, Amtrak

Aimee Stewart
Deputy General Counsel, National Women's Law Center

Brendan Stuhan
Assistant General Counsel - Litigation, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Keith Tashima
Associate General Counsel, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Meghann Van Horne
Assistant General Counsel, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Emily Werner
Counsel, G+D ePayments America, Inc.

Carol Westmoreland
Senior Associate General Counsel, Amtrak

Charlie Whipple
Senior Director & Senior Counsel, Global Brands, Hilton

Chris Willburn
Vice President, Legal, KBR Inc.

Nickole Winnett
VP, Assistant General Counsel, Amentum Services, Inc.

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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