Officers

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Connecticut Bar Foundation Board of Directors and Staff at meeting April 2018
Front row (l-r): Anne Goico, Livia Barndollar, Tim Diemand, President Andrea Barton Reeves, Pat Kaplan, Larry Fox, Liz Drummond, Kati Carling
Back row (l-r): Karen DeMeola, Krista Hess, Steve Lewis, Vanessa Avery, Dean Timothy Fisher, Maggie Castinado, Hon. William Bright, Moy Ogilvie,
Don Philips, Joe D’Alesio


 

OFFICERS

President    
Attorney Andrea Barton Reeves
HARC, Inc.


Andrea Barton Reeves is President and CEO of Harc, Inc., a not-for-profit provider of services for people with intellectual and related disabilities and their families.  An active member of her community, she serves on the boards of the American School for the Deaf, Leadership Greater Hartford and the YWCA of Greater Hartford.  She has been named one of the Hartford Business Journal's 40 under Forty, and Five New Leaders to Watch (2013). Andrea previously served as Secretary of the Connecticut Bar Association and as co-chair of the Women in the Law Committee.  Andrea spent the early part of her career as a litigator in two large law firms before devoting her practice to representing children almost exclusively in child protection, delinquency, high-conflict custody and probate court matter. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and New York Law School.




Vice President    
Attorney Timothy A. Diemand
Wiggin and Dana, LLP


Tim Diemand is a partner in Wiggin and Dana's Litigation Department, a member of the firm's Executive Committee and chair of the Marketing Committee. He is an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the CBA's Professionalism and Continuing Legal Education Committee and is the immediate past Co-Chair of the Federal Practice Section. He is a James Cooper Fellow. He is on the Board of Directors for the Center for Children's Advocacy. He has been recognized for his charitable and pro bono work, including being honored in 2014 by Connecticut Legal Services.




Treasurer
Stephen L. Lewis
Thomaston Savings Bank


Stephen Lewis is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Thomaston Savings Bank. He also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Connecticut Bankers Association. And he is actively involved in the community on the Thomaston Rotary Club Board, Central Connecticut Chamber Board, Waterbury United Ways Campaign Leadership Council, and as a Bristol Hospital Corporator. He is married and has two children.




Secretary
Attorney Keith J. Soressi
Executive Director, Connecticut Bar Association


Attorney Keith J. Soressi was named as the Executive Director of the Connecticut Bar Association on February 26, 2018. Prior to his appointment at the CBA, Attorney Soressi served as executive director of one of the largest suburban bar associations in the country, the Nassau County Bar Association, where he served for over five years. Prior to his time there, he was the associate director of the New York State Bar Association. In these positions, he directed bar operations and implemented policies, objectives, and programs, as well as oversaw the operations of finance, membership, CLE, and more. He received his BA in political science from University of California, Berkeley, his JD from the University of San Francisco, and has held positions at the District of Columbia Bar and the State Bar of California.