Applications for the ACC NCR Leadership Academy Class of 2020 are now closed.  We look forward to announcing the members of the incoming class in the next few weeks.

If you would like to think ahead about applying for the Class of 2021, please browse through this web site and review our FAQs for answers to many of your questions.  Wondering if the Academy is right for you or a member of your team, or want to ask questions of an alum to get a better idea of what the experience is really like?  Send an e-mail to Ilene Reid (

The ACC NCR Leadership Academy
Class of 2019 Fellows:

Heather Alarcon
Senior Director, Legal Services
Association of American Medical Colleges

Todd Aman
Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary
Gannett Co., Inc.

Rosemary Ameh
Director & Associate General Counsel, Subsidiary and Governance
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Mary Elizabeth Cisneros
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
American Red Cross

Anjali Desai
Assistant General Counsel
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation

Laura Farley
General Counsel
Virginia REALTORS®

Ted Feldman
Associate General Counsel
Truth Initiative Foundation

Shawn Fraser
Director and Associate General Counsel
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Karen Gally
Associate General Counsel
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization

Joel Gulick
Vice President and Associate General Counsel
Ares Management LLC

Darrin Hurwitz
Deputy General Counsel
Human Rights Campaign

Mary Jones
Sr. Counsel, Executive Compensation & Benefits

Caroline Keller
Senior Counsel
Harris Corp.

Matthew (Matt) King
Senior Deputy General Counsel and Privacy Officer
Promontory Financial Group

Brian Lerman
VP - Associate General Counsel
AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

Luisa Lopez
Assistant General Counsel (Legal Director)
Oath Inc.

Aaron Marshall
Corporate Counsel
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Sara Marshman
Senior Assistant General Counsel
The Humane Society of the United States

Jon Mellis
Senior Corporate Counsel
VMware, Inc.

Lauren Mooney
Associate General Counsel
Ratner Companies, L.C.

Amit Patel
Associate General Counsel
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU APL)

Tina Rao
Assistant General Counsel
Willis Towers Watson

Kasey Reisman
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
AGNC Mortgage Management, LLC

Patrick Samsel
Corporate Counsel
FMG (Fors Marsh Group LLC)

Matthew (Matt) Seiler
Director, Law Department
Airlines Reporting Corporation

Ann Stevens
Associate General Counsel
Freddie Mac

Melissa Tai
Senior Counsel
American Society of Clinical Oncology

Henry Thaggert
Corporate Counsel
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Preeti Tolani
Legal Counsel
Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security America, Inc.

Joseph (Joe) Turitz
Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary
EchoStar Corporation

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