CV - Service to the Profession 


American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries

ASPPA Annual Conference Planning Committee

Member, 2012–2014

“The Plan Consultant” (currently called ASPPA Journal)

Editorial Board, 2006–2013

Senior Editor, 2005–2006

asap communications committee

Chair, 2004–2006

ASPPA Great Lakes Benefits Conference

Executive Committee, Member, 2004–2013


American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law

Welfare Plans–Technical and Statutory Regulations Subcommittee of the Employment Benefits Committee

Co-Chair, 2010–2013

Employee Benefits Law (published by BNA)

Chapter Rewrite Editor, 2005–2006


American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law

Long Term Care, Medicaid, and Special Needs Trusts Committee of the Elder Law, Disability Planning and Bioethics Group

Vice-Chair, 2011–2013


American Bar Association Section of Taxation

Membership and Marketing Committee

Vice-Chair, 2009–2012

“Important Developments in Employee Benefits Law”

Section of Employee Benefits, Editor, 2008–2012

“The Practical Tax Lawyer”

Editorial Board, 2005–2008

Young Lawyers Forum

Chair, 2003–2005


Association of American Law Schools

Section of Law and Mental Disability

Programming Chair, 2014–2015

Section on Employee Benefits

Chair, 2011–2012

Section on Aging Law

Chair, 2012–2013

Section on Post-Graduate Legal Education

Executive Committee and Mentorship Chair, 2012-2013


Chicago Bar Association

Board of Managers

Member, 2009–2011

Employee Benefits Committee

Chair, 2009–2010

Financial and Investment Services Committee

Chair, 2005–2006

Finance Committee of the Board of Managers

Pro Bono Employee Benefits Council, 2010–2018

Member, 2004–2018

Association's Officers Nominating Committee

Member, 2004–2007

Young Lawyers Section

Treasurer, 2003–2004

Director, 2001–2003

Employee Benefits Committee, Founding Chair, 2000–2002

Estate Planning Committee, Co-Chair, 1999–2000


Chicago Sister Cities International, China Committee

Shanghai Social Exchange Subcommittee of the China Committee

Co-Chair, 2013–2018

Co-leader of delegation of 8 Chicagoan professionals that travelled to Shanghai to learn how they provide support to their aging population, 2017


Elder Law and Miscellaneous Remedies Division of the Cook County Circuit Court

Legal Support Subcommittee, 2011–Present

Training and Education Subcommittee, 2011–Present

Advisory Task Force for Development and Installation of the new Division, 2010–Present


National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)

NAELA Illinois chapter

Member of Board of Directors, 2012–2013

“NAELA Journal”

Student Articles Editor, 2010–2012

Academic committee

Member, 2010–2012

“NAELA News”

Editorial Board, 2011–2012


National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, Chicago Chapter

website coordinator, 2019-Present


Retirement Income Industry Association

Research committee, 2015–2017

Special Advisor to the Board, 2010–2017


Society for Human Resource Management

Member National Society, 2016–Present

Member of the Chicago chapter, 2016–2018


Society of Financial Services Professionals, Greater Chicago Chapter

Board of Directors

Director of Professional Advancement, 2017–Present

Member, 2016–Present

Director of Membership, 2016

University Partners Program

Faculty Liaison for The John Marshall Law School, 2012–2015

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