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Gesmer Updegrove Press Release – Gesmer Updegrove Attorney Named President-Elect of The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts


Gesmer Updegrove Attorney Named President-Elect of
The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts

BOSTON, MA – March 31, 2010 – The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) announces the outcome of its 2010 annual meeting, naming its new officers, board of directors, and amendments to its bylaws to extend voting rights to law student members. 

 The WBA’s new and returning officers are:

• President:  Deborah Hesford DosSantos
• President-Elect:  Nancy Cremins
• Vice President, Membership & Statewide Outreach:  Lurleen Gannon
• Vice President, Operations:  Jody Newman
• Treasurer:  Andrea Kramer
• Secretary:  Kara DelTufo

“I am honored and delighted to have been selected to serve as the WBA’s President-Elect and to join the ranks of such a distinguished group of women who have also served the WBA in that role.  I look forward to the opportunity to further the mission of the organization by working on initiatives to move closer to the goals of achieving equality for women in the law and in society,” said Nancy Cremins of Gesmer Updegrove.

“With the leadership of these outstanding officers and directors, the WBA will continue its longstanding tradition of strong leadership and representation of women from diverse backgrounds and practice areas throughout the Commonwealth,” said Executive Director Nicci Meadow.

About the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts
Founded in 1978 by a group of activist women lawyers, the Women’s Bar Association is one of the oldest and largest bar associations in the country. Today, the organization boasts a membership of more than 1600 women lawyers, judges and law students across Massachusetts. The WBA is committed to the full and equal participation of women in the legal profession and in a just society. The WBA works to achieve this mission through committees and task forces, and by developing and promoting a legislative agenda to address society’s most critical social and legal issues.  Other WBA activities include drafting amicus briefs, studying employment issues affecting women, encouraging women to enter the judiciary, recognizing the achievement of women in the law, and providing pro bono services to women in need through supporting its charitable sister organization, the Women’s Bar Foundation. For more information, visitwww.womensbar.org.

About Gesmer Updegrove
Gesmer Updegrove is New England’s premier law firm for technology companies and emerging businesses. Gesmer has been counsel to several thousand early stage companies in its 23 years. These companies have raised more than $4.3B from more than 250 different venture capitalists. Many hundreds of these have had substantial equity exits, others have gone public, in industries such as software, hardware, robotics, social and digital media and medical devices.
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