Better Annual Meeting Committee

The Better Annual Meeting Committee works with Virginia State Bar staff to structure the Annual Meeting and to ensure that it's useful and relevant to lawyers. The committee suggests speakers, vets CLE presentations, and works with vendors. The committee welcomes feedback and ideas.

The committee members are appointed by the VSB President-elect after volunteers are solicited in the fall in Virginia Lawyer magazine, in emails, and online; applications are due in February. Applicants send a brief résumé and fill out a committee preference form.  

Upcoming meetings may be found on the Calendar and are subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. Agendas and call in numbers will be provided on the meeting entry on the Calendar.

Full NamePositionAddress of RecordTerm StartTerm End
Chidi Iregbulem JamesPresidentBlankingship & Keith, PC 4020 University Dr Ste 300 Fairfax, VA 22030 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2024COMMITTEE/BAM:65023:3850071JAMES, CHIDI
Eva Nicole JunckerCo-ChairCipriani & Werner, PC 8280 Willow Oaks Corporate Dr Ste 600 Fairfax, VA 22031 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2026COMMITTEE/BAM:62393:3850189JUNCKER, EVA
Sharon D. NelsonCo-Chair3975 University Dr Ste 225 Fairfax, VA 22030 UNITED STATES7/1/20216/30/2024COMMITTEE/BAM:38315:3797951NELSON, SHARON
Michael MacKager YorkPresident ElectWehner & York, P.C. 11860 Sunrise Valley Dr Ste 100 Reston, VA 20191 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2024COMMITTEE/BAM:62922:3850087YORK, MICHAEL
Stephanie Elaine GranaImmediate Past PresidentCantor Grana Buckner Bucci, PC 7130 Glen Forest Dr Ste 400 Richmond, VA 23226 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2024COMMITTEE/BAM:54450:3797948GRANA, STEPHANIE
Irving M. BlankMemberBlank & Marcus LLC 1st Floor 1804 Staples Mill Road Richmond, VA 23230 UNITED STATES7/1/20216/30/2024COMMITTEE/BAM:28322:23953BLANK, IRVING
Hon. Jacqueline Alexis Fisher-RizkMemberRichmond J & DR Court Oliver Hill Courts Bldg 1600 Oliver Hill Way Ste C181 Richmond, VA 23219-1232 UNITED STATES7/1/20216/30/2024COMMITTEE/BAM:72853:35505FISHER-RIZK, JACQUELINE
Christopher Richard FortierMember2948 Jermantown Rd Oakton, VA 22124 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2026COMMITTEE/BAM:72861:3850191FORTIER, CHRISTOPHER
Claire Guthrie GastanagaMemberDunlap Law PLC 1127 S. Meadow Street Richmond, VA 23220 UNITED STATES7/1/20226/30/2025COMMITTEE/BAM:34548:3456127GASTANAGA, CLAIRE
Chanel Ann GrayMemberOffice of the City Attorney 306 Cedar Road 6th Floor Chesapeake, VA 23322 UNITED STATES7/1/20226/30/2025COMMITTEE/BAM:88455:3850118GRAY, CHANEL
Md Ehteshamul HaqueMemberLaw Office of Ehteshamul Haque, PLLC 11696 Hollyview Drive Great Falls, VA 20190 UNITED STATES7/1/20216/30/2024COMMITTEE/BAM:84699:37559HAQUE, MD EHTESHAMUL
Leonard Claro Heath, Jr.MemberHeath & Verser P.L.C 11832 Rock Landing Dr Ste 201 Newport News, VA 23606-42317/1/20216/30/2024COMMITTEE/BAM:46296:23041HEATH, LEONARD
Ann Helen KloecknerMemberLegal Aid Works PO Box 974 Fredericksburg, VA 22404 UNITED STATES7/1/20216/30/2024COMMITTEE/BAM:83802:37391KLOECKNER, ANN
Bretta Marie Zimmer LewisMemberPender & Coward 222 Central Park Ave Ste 400 Virginia Beach, VA 23462-3026 UNITED STATES7/1/20216/30/2024COMMITTEE/BAM:63651:32879LEWIS, BRETTA
Martha JP McQuadeMember34 E Maple St Alexandria, VA 22301 UNITED STATES7/1/20226/30/2025COMMITTEE/BAM:50247:3797970MCQUADE, MARTHA
Nathan John OlsonMemberCooper Ginsberg Gray, PLLC 9302 Lee Hwy Ste 1200 Fairfax, VA 22031 UNITED STATES7/1/20216/30/2024COMMITTEE/BAM:75055:36069OLSON, NATHAN
Hon. Dipti Pidikiti-SmithMemberLegal Services of Northern Virginia 10700 Page Ave Suite 100 Fairfax, VA 22030 UNITED STATES7/1/20226/30/2025COMMITTEE/BAM:75087:3850180PIDIKITI-SMITH, DIPTI
Alexandra RibeMemberMurray Osorio PLLC 4103 Chain Bridge Rd Ste 300 Fairfax, VA 22030 UNITED STATES7/1/20236/30/2026COMMITTEE/BAM:93345:3850223RIBE, ALEXANDRA
David Watson ThomasMemberMichie Hamlett Lowry Rasmussen & Tweel 310 4th St NE 2nd FL Charlottesville, VA 22902 UNITED STATES7/1/20226/30/2025COMMITTEE/BAM:75458:3797971THOMAS, DAVID
Benjamin Alan ShuteYLC LiaisonMcGuireWoods LLP Gateway Plaza 800 E Canal St Richmond, VA 23219 UNITED STATES7/1/20216/30/2024COMMITTEE/BAM:92430:37948SHUTE, BENJAMIN
Dolly C. ShaffnerLiaisonVirginia State Bar 1111 E Main St Ste 700 Richmond, VA 23219-0026 UNITED STATES  COMMITTEE/BAM:24455:22718SHAFFNER, DOLLY
Maureen D. StengelLiaisonVirginia Bar 1111 E Main St Ste 700 Richmond, VA 23219-0026 UNITED STATES  COMMITTEE/BAM:53895:28099STENGEL, MAUREEN