Thursday, October 29, 2009
LACBA Taps Museum Official As Executive Director
By a MetNews Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County Bar Association Board of Trustees was expected to act last night on the recommendation of a search committee that Sally Suchil be hired as the organizationís new executive director.
She would replace Stuart A. Forsyth, who is retiring next month.
The committee, formed in May, was headed by former California Attorney General John Van de Kamp. He was aided by LACBA President Don Mike Anthony, past President Danette E. Meyers, President-Elect Alan K. Steinbrecher, Senior Vice President Eric A. Webber, Treasurer Linda L. Curtis, and former Executive Directors Andrea S. Ordin and Richard Walch.
The executive director is the organizationís chief operating officer. LACBA, the largest regional metropolitan bar association in the nation, boasts a membership of more than 25,000 lawyers.
Suchil has served as the director of corporate and legal affairs at the Hammer Museum since 2005, following a five-year stint as senior vice president and general counsel for the Spelling Entertainment Group, according to her Linkedin profile.
She also served as senior vice president for MGM from 1984 until 1994.
A graduate of USC, Suchil earned a degree in sociology before attending Santa Clara Law School.
Suchil was admitted to the State Bar in 1980, but has been on inactive status for much of the current decade.††
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