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2017/2018 Board of Directors Announced

August 10, 2017 (McLean, VA) The Professional Development Consortium (PDC) is pleased to announce its 2017/2018 Board of Directors. The 2017/2018 PDC Board, which officially took office on July 22, was formally presented during the PDC Summer Conference during the Membership Meeting.  Don Smith, Director of Professional Development at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, serves as the new PDC Chair. 

“The PDC has implemented significant organizational improvements in recent years resulting in substantial membership growth.  I look forward to our continued progress and am excited about furthering our collective effort to provide first-class talent management and innovative professional development resources to the legal community.  It is a privilege to work with this fantastic group of industry experts in the premier organization for legal professional development professionals” said Don Smith.

Joining Smith on the Board are: 

  • Debbie Atlas, Director, Career Services Office, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

  • Lori Broderick, Manager of Professional Development, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

  • Amy Hancock, Director of Professional Development, Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP (Immediate Past-Chair)

  • Milana Hogan, Chief Legal Recruiting & Professional Development Officer, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (Vice-Chair)

  • Jeanne Picht, Director of Professional Development, Fenwick & West LLP

  • Johnna Story, Professional Development Manager, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP

  • Maggie Suender, Chief Talent Officer, Pepper Hamilton LLP

  • Elizabeth Tingey, Senior Talent Development Manager, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

  • Erin Walczewski, Manager of Professional Development, Cooley LLP

  • Jane Williamson, Director of Strategic Attorney Planning, Ropes & Gray LLP (Treasurer)

For more information about PDC, please contact Kathy Bradley, PDC Managing Director, at or 703-506-2027.

About the Professional Development Consortium (PDC):  The PDC is a group of individuals working at law firms, law schools, government agencies and corporations who are responsible for creating and managing training and continuing professional development for lawyers.  For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @PDCLegal.