Member Groups

Marketing and Communications

The mission of the Standing Committee on Marketing and Communications is:

  • To consider and recommend strategic communications with the public that promote ISBA lawyers, the activities of the Illinois State Bar Association, and the role lawyers play in the community.
  • To supervise and conduct such board-approved communications.
  • To review specific communication projects and programs and, when needed, to recommend changes in the Association's communication objectives.

Consists of a chair, vice-chair, secretary and such additional members as may be appointed by the President.

Committee Roster

  • Kristi M. Vetri, Belleville, Chair
  • Michael D. Mankowski, Illinois Dept of Natural Resources, Springfield, Secretary
  • Dennis J. Orsey, Dennis J Orsey PC, Granite City, Ex-Officio
  • Martin A. Dolan, Dolan Law Offices PC, Chicago, Member
  • Kent A. Gaertner, Springer Brown LLC, Wheaton, Member
  • Kelley A. Gandurski, Nielsen Zehe & Antas PC, Chicago, Member
  • Ava M. George Stewart, Law Office of Ava George Stewart, Chicago, Member
  • Ronald J. Guild, Evanston, Member
  • Pamela S. Menaker, Clifford Law Offices, Chicago, Member
  • John J. Murphy, Mayo Clinic Communications, Rochester, Member
  • Mark C. Palmer, Evans Froehlich Beth & Chamley, Champaign, Member
  • James T. Reilly, Reilly Law Office LLC, Streator, Member
  • Daniel R. Saeedi, Taft Stettinius and Hollister LLP, Chicago, Member
  • David J. Silverman, Mahoney Silverman & Cross LLC, Joliet, Member
  • Sarah E. Toney, The Toney Law Firm LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Hon. Russell W. Hartigan, State of Illinois, Western Springs, Board Liaison
  • Chris Bonjean, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison
  • Chris Ruys, Chris Ruys Communications, Chicago, Consultant