WASHINGTON, DC, September 26, 2013 — Eliza and Denise will be working directly with Alliance President & CEO, Manar Morales, to implement and develop programming and Alliance initiatives. As Member Specialists, they will engage the membership and be a resource for fostering individual and organizational development goals through the Alliance’s Annual Conference, Member Teleconferences, Research Surveys, Member Outreach, and the newly developed Flex Success Leadership Institute.
With over 20 years of experience between them, Eliza and Denise bring extensive knowledge of the legal profession covering law schools, legal employers, and law departments with a focus on diversity initiatives, flexibility, and cross-cultural competencies. Eliza joins us from American University Washington College of Law (WCL) where she worked as the Diversity Liaison and Career Counselor in the Office of Career & Professional Development. Prior to joining WCL, she was a toxic tort defense attorney at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP and clerked for the Honorable Eileen T. Gallagher at the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. Denise joins us from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where she was the Diversity Officer. Prior to joining the IMF, she was the Director of Diversity & Inclusion for O’Melveny & Myers LLP, an admissions professional for Georgetown University, and a labor and employment attorney at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.