Board of Advisors

The Leadership Academy Board of Advisors is comprised of chief legal officers from a broad array of companies and organizations across the National Capital Region. They are deeply committed to helping advance the next generation of in-house leaders.

Our Board of Advisors interfaces directly with the Academy Faculty to ensure that each session delivers the tools and insights critical to in-house counsel leadership.  Members of the Board of Advisors will also participate in various Academy events.

dean manson"Success as in-house counsel depends just as much on "soft skills" such as effectiveness as a communicator, advocate and coach as it does on the "hard skills" of substantive legal knowledge. Focused leadership development training can be an effective way to improve areas like these to help position an in-house lawyer for a leadership role."

Dean A. Manson
Academy Board of Advisors
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
EchoStar Corporation

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Robert Falk

General Counsel
The Truth Initiative

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Julie Jacobs

Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Oath, Inc.

Nancy Laben

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Booz Allen Hamilton

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Maryanne Lavan

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Curtis Lu

General Counsel
FTI Consulting, Inc.

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Dean A. Manson

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
EchoStar Corporation

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Eric Margolin

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
CarMax, Inc.

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James G. McMillan

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Alicia S. Myara

Senior Vice President & Principal Deputy General Counsel
Freddie Mac

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Ama Romaine

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
G6 Hospitality LLC

Leslie T. Thornton

Member, Board of Directors
Southwest Gas Holdings; Career Education Corporation

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