Program Planning Council

Program Planning Council

About

The Program Planning Council comprises subject-matter experts in various areas, representatives from our conference planning teams, and representatives who focus on our law firm and law department members’ needs at local, regional and international levels. They collaborate to develop an over-arching programming framework that serves all sectors of ILTA’s membership.

 

Current Members

 

ILTACON CO-CHAIR

Chris Hunt
Director of Technology & Operations
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.
Boston, MA

ILTACON CO-CHAIR

David Hobbie
Senior Manager, Knowledge Management for Litigation
Goodwin
Boston, MA

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT LIAISON

Scott David
Senior Manager - Service Support
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Columbus, OH

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT LIAISON

Beau Mersereau
Director of Applications, Development and Support
Fish & Richardson
San Diego, CA

TECH OPS LIAISON

Kevin Sullivan
Director of Technology
Cohen & Grigsby, PC
Boston, MA

APPS AND DESKTOP LIAISON

Sandy Mikita
Information Technology Project Manager
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
Pittsburgh, PA

APPS AND DESKTOP LIAISON

Paul Wittekind
Director of Knowledge and Legal Process Solutions
Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.
Morristown, NJ

RELATIONSHIP COORDINATING TEAM LIAISON

Kirk Scruggs
CIO
Bracewell LLP
Houston, TX

CORPORATE RELATIONSHIP LIAISON

Jack Thompson
Sr. Manager - Litigation Support/Legal Operations
Sanofi
Bridgewater, NJ

LEGALSEC LIAISON

Brian Donato
CIO
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Columbus, OH

STRATEGIC VENDOR LIAISON

Kara Portwood
Practice Area Solutions Consultant
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
St. Louis, MO

ILTA EUROPE LIAISON

Tony McKenna
CIO
Gowlings 
Birmingham

TALENT COUNCIL LIAISON

Chris Emerson
Chief Practice Economics Officer
Bryan Cave
St. Louis, MO

MEMBER AT LARGE

Don Knight
VP, Legal Technology Program Manager
PNC Bank
Pittsburgh, PA

MEMBER AT LARGE

Jason Dirkx
Knowledge Management Counsel
Littler Mendelson
Chicago, IL

MEMBER AT LARGE

Ricky Brooman
Litigation Support Project Manager
Saul Ewing LLP
Philadelphia, PA

MEMBER AT LARGE

Joe Davis
Project Consultant
Prudential
New York, NY

MEMBER AT LARGE

Gwyn McAlpine
Director of Knowledge Management Services
Perkins Coie
Portland, OR

MEMBER AT LARGE

Cheryl Disch
Senior Manager, Marketing Information Systems 
Duane Morris
Philadelphia, PA

BOARD LIAISON

Ginevra Saylor
National Director, Knowledge Management
Dentons
Toronto, ON

BOARD LIAISON

Rick Krzyminski
Knowledge Management Director
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz
Chicago, IL