Well, another successful business meeting just concluded in beautiful San Antonio. Thanks to our co-chairs, Paul Garcia, Shannon Schmoyer and Matt Morningstar along with many others who helped put on such a successful event. We had over 260 attendees, including several in-house from across the United States. We were also honored to have several guest speakers, including the CEO of CST, Kim Lubel, who gave a very passionate talk on her journey from a small town in Ohio to CEO of a Fortune 500 company. I was also very pleased to see Joe West, the CEO of the MCCA, at our conference including our Monday lunch where we honored our own Yolanda Coly with the first annual Yolanda Coly Advocacy Award, which was one of the highlights of our session. This is the first meeting where we focused on our nine Practice Area Committees and from what I have heard, the practice area focus was a hit and resonated very well with both our Member Firms and in-house counsel. Another highlight of our meeting was the very original and funny video created by our 2015 Annual Meeting co-chairs, William Delgado and Mark Tarrango. They clearly got us all pumped up with the video that can be seen on our website. They could give up their successful lawyer jobs and become a comedy team but not before our Annual Meeting please. We also had several in-house only sessions, including the very successful Shell session that focused on what legal groups can do to bring more work to minority and women owned law firms, as well as law firm only sessions. And, last but certainly not least, we had plenty of time to network, build relationships and have fun. I hope all of you who attended leave the meeting energized to do more to help us achieve our mission. I also hope many of you continue building friendships with the authentic and high quality lawyers who are part of the NAMWOLF family. I know the NAMWOLF Team and Board are very excited to continue with our 2015 priorities and see many of you (and more) at our Annual Meeting in Hollywood in September.
In the interim, please keep looking at our social media, our website and find me or anyone on the NAMWOLF Team if there is anything we can do for you.