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NCBA announces appointment of new pro bono director

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mary Horowitz, Director of Public Service & Pro Bono, NC Bar AssociationMary Horowitz has been promoted to director of public service and pro bono activities at the NC Bar Association.  Horowitz has served the past year as director of the North Carolina Lawyers Entrepreneurs Assistance Program (NC LEAP) and will retain oversight of that program.

Licensed to practice law in North Carolina and Georgia, Horowitz previously served as an associate attorney with Gabriela J. Matthews & Associates in Durham and as a staff and contract attorney with the DeKalb County (Ga.) Child Advocacy Center.

A 2002 graduate of Indiana University, Horowitz received a bachelor’s degree in business management. She earned her law degree in 2005 from California Western School of Law in San Diego, and completed her Master of Laws in taxation at the University of Alabama School of Law in 2010.

Michelle Cofield, NCBA 4ALL“We are pleased to announce the appointment of  Mary Horowitz,” said NCBA Executive Director Allan Head. “Mary will provide excellent leadership of public service and pro bono activities while continuing her fine work with NC LEAP.”

Horowitz replaces Michelle Cofield, who has assumed the position of assistant director of public service and pro bono activities where she will focus on 4ALL and other initiatives.


NC announces appointment of new membership director...

Erin Cleghorn, Director of Membership & Marketing, NCBAErin Cleghorn has joined the staff of the NC Bar Association as the director of membership and marketing

Cleghorn has served since 2007 as the associate executive director of the North Carolina State University Alumni Association, where she was the directed membership services for more than 170,000 living NCSU alumni.

She served in a similar capacity at Florida State University from 2004-07, where she was director of marketing and membership for FSU’s 260,000 alumni. From 1997-2004 Cleghorn served as membership director and producer for WFSU TV/FM, a PSB/NPR affiliate station in Tallahassee, where Florida State is located.

Cleghorn holds a bachelor’s degree in media communication from Florida State and is pursuing a master’s degree in liberal studies with a focus in non-profit management from N.C. State.

Whitney von Hamm, Wake County Bar AssociationWe are pleased to announce the appointment of Erin Cleghorn,” said NCBA Executive Director Allan Head. “Erin’s background in membership and marketing fits perfectly with the growing needs of this association."

Cleghorn replaces Whitney von Haam, who is the new executive director of the Wake County Bar Association and the 10th Judicial District Bar.





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