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Minnesota Women Lawyers is primarily a volunteer organization. Leaders and members of MWL's committees coordinate countless events, projects and initiatives each year. Through the tireless dedication and effort of our volunteers, MWL has grown to one of the largest and most successful women's bar associations in the country. To join a committee or learn more about committee involvement, feel free to contact a committee leader directly. 

2019-2020 MWL Committees

Awards & Recognition Committee

Leadership 
Ji Hae Kim, Target 
Tina Syring, Cozen O'Connor
Jenny Robbins, MADEL PA (Board Liaison)


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Chapter Coordination Committee

Leadership 
Kate Bruce, Optum (Board Liaison)
*2019-2020 Chapter Representatives to be announced shortly.


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Community Action & Advocacy Committee

Leadership
Kelsey Kelley, Anoka County Attorney's Office
Nicolet Lyon, Lyon Law Office
Mary Szondy, Attorney At Law (Board Liaison)

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Development Committee

Leadership
Susan Gallagher, Gallagher Law Office, L.L.C. 
Kristin Haugen, KC Haugen Law / Rock Solid Consultants
Libby Stennes, Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Equity Committee

Leadership
Katie Bennett, Gaskins Bennett & Birrell LLP
Amy Boyle, Halunen Law
A. Elizabeth Burnett, Robins Kaplan LLP (Board Liaison)
Kelly Clark, Beacon Hill Legal
Angela Kiese, Minnesota Attorney General's Office
Adine Momoh, Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Elizabeth Patton, Fox Rothschild LLP
Trisha Volpe, Barnes and Thornburg LLP

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Executive Committee


Leadership

Shannon Harmon, IRS Office of the Chief Counsel (Board Past-President)
Kristin Haugen, KC Haugen Law / Rock Solid Consultants (Board Treasurer)
Jenny Robbins, MADEL PA (Board Secretary)

Breia Schleuss, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP (Board President-Elect)
Amy Taber, Prime Therapeutics (Board Presiden)


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Governance Committee

Leadership
Shannon Harmon, IRS Office of the Chief Counsel
Poonam Kumar, DLA Piper LLP
Jenny Robbins, MADEL PA
Breia Schleuss, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP


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Programming Committee


Leadership
Kelly Lelo, Larson King, L.L.P.
Karen Opp, Korn Ferry
Alona Rindal, U.S. Bank (Board Liaison)

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Programming: Annual Conference Committee

Leadership
Lisa Lodin Peralta, Attorney at Law
Lynn Walters, Walters Legal Services

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Programming: CLE Committee

Leadership
Emerald Gratz, Minnesota Supreme Court (Board Liaison)
Andrea Hoversten, Geraghty O'Loughlin & Kenney

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Programming: Networking Committee

Leadership
Dionne Blake, Target
Kristin Haugen, KC Haugen Law/Rock Solid Consultants (Board Liaison)
Nicole Truso, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP 

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Publications Committee

Leadership
Ellen Ahrens, MADEL PA (Board Liaison) 
Laura Arneson
, Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, P.A.
Jennifer Wichelman, Bowman and Brooke


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