Dear Members and Friends,
On behalf of the LGBT Bar Association Foundation of Greater New York's Board of Directors, I am delighted to announce the appointment of attorney Matthew Skinner as the organization's next Executive Director. Matt, who previously served as LeGaL's Secretary and Second Vice President, has been working diligently as the Interim Executive Director for the last several months. We are excited to be sharing this news and believe his hiring marks the start of an exciting new chapter for LeGaL.
Prior to joining LeGaL, Matt was a litigation associate at Proskauer Rose LLP and clerked for the Honorable Richard K. Eaton at the U.S. Court of International Trade. During his time on the board, he played a large role in organizing several events, including an important educational event after last year's Supreme Court marriage decisions. He was also a leader in addressing LeGaL's policies in a number of key areas, including judicial nominations, amicus participation, and social media presence. Since becoming Interim Executive Director in November, Matt has continued to demonstrate an impressive commitment to the organization and its members. Matt ensured LeGaL's core programs continued without interruption and oversaw the planning of all of the organization's events.
The Board anticipates announcing shortly many exciting new programs and partnerships currently being spearheaded by Matt. These programs and partnerships will strengthen LeGaL's role in the LGBT and legal communities in the tri-state area, while also affording our members greater opportunities for participation.
When we considered the significant decision to hire our next Executive Director, we were impressed by Matt's record of success with the organization, his familiarity with so many of our members and programs, and his vision for LeGaL's future. We know that he will be as dedicated to serving our existing members and constituencies as he will be at identifying new opportunities for the years ahead.
Please join us in welcoming Matt to his new role.