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Meet the LSSO Awards Judges

"As sales and client service positions evolve in the legal industry, it's important that we highlight their work and impact on the bottom line. We have gathered some of the original movers and shakers as judges to help us identify the leaders in this space. Stay tuned for the professionals and projects that are selected, and plan to attend LSSO's RainDance for more."

John Hellerman, Hellerman Communications

John will lead a panel discussion with the award winners at the 16th Annual RainDance Conference on June 5-6, 2019 in Chicago

Erica Glass, Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance

Erica Glass is Director of Global Corporate Communications - Legal Solutions for Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance. In her role she drives the external communications and PR initiatives for CT Corporation and ELM Solutions. Erica has extensive experience developing and implementing strategic external communications programs and in media relations, crisis and issues management, and M&A communications. She previously served as the Communications and Media Relations Manager at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP and Senior Manager of Corporate Communications at Penguin Random House.  Erica has a Journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Chris Hummel, Banner Witcoff

Chris Hummel is the Director of Marketing and Business Development for Banner Witcoff. He joined the firm in 2006 and oversees all marketing, BD and communications efforts for the 100-year-old IP boutique. Prior to his role at Banner, Chris was a marketing manager at both Steptoe & Johnson and Covington & Burling. Before working in law firms, Chris was part of the Government Services marketing team at Electronic Data Systems (now Hewlett Packard Enterprise) for ten years. At EDS he played a key role in developing and executing a winning marketing plan for a $7 billion sales effort in pursuit of the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) contract, the largest federal information technology contract in history at the time, awarded to EDS.

Samantha McKenna, LinkedIn Sales Navigator

Samantha McKenna is an award-winning leader who leads enterprise sales for LinkedIn Sales Navigator NYC office, as well as overseeing the legal vertical. Until recently, she served as ON24’s Regional Vice President of sales, leading enterprise sales and the legal vertical in addition. She has worked within the SaaS sales, legal and marketing space for a dozen years and is a thought leader, speaking across the country on topics covering women in tech, sales and leadership, alongside topics of demand generation and content marketing.

Samantha is based in Washington, D.C., served four years as a board member of the Legal Marketing Association’s Capital Chapter, actively volunteers with financial literacy initiatives in Washington, D.C. and writes for publications such as JDSupra, SalesHacker and SalesforLife.

Hellerman Communications, an award-winning corporate communications agency positioning professionals to win business and navigate crises. Its founder, John Hellerman, and his team are recognized and sought after for their ability to help lawyers and their firms build and protect lucrative relationships through Strategic Marketing & Content Development, Crisis & Litigation Communications, and Social Influencer & Stakeholder Relations. Follow on FacebookLinkedInTwitter and Instagram.

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