Lambda Legal Welcomes Five New Members to Board of Directors

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New board members from around country for oldest, largest legal group dedicated to LGBT civil rights
February 20, 2002

(NEW YORK, February 20, 2002) — Lambda Legal’s board of directors has welcomed five new members from around the country, adding even more philanthropic and business expertise as well as geographic range at a time when the oldest and largest legal group dedicated to gay civil rights continues to grow.

“We are very pleased to have these extremely talented women and men joining our board,” said Lambda Executive Director Kevin M. Cathcart. “They are wonderful assets for our work to expand Lambda’s program and presence around the country,” he said.

Among the new board members is Indianapolis resident Chuck Loring. He is a partner with Loring, Sternberg & Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in fund raising and governance consulting for non-profit organizations, and a senior associate consultant of the National Center for Nonprofit Boards. He also is a founding member of Lambda’s National Leadership Council.

From San Francisco, Lambda’s board gains Susan Ketcham, who is treasurer of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and former chief financial officer for SkyStream Networks. Ketcham also served on the board of the public television and radio station, KQED, and has a long track record in lesbian, gay, and AIDS-related non-profit work.

Anthony Timiraos of Stamford, Connecticut, brings to Lambda’s board nearly a quarter-century of business and financial experience. Currently managing director and co-owner of Connecticut-based New Venture Associates, he is a former executive vice president and chief financial officer of Audits & Surveys Worldwide.

As Lambda prepares to open its Dallas-based South Central Regional Office later this year, the Board also approved two new Texas board members. Among them is Nan Arnold, who is the owner of The Nan Faith Arnold Company, a Dallas-area consultation and management company for real estate developers. Arnold lives in Addison, Texas.

Another Texan is Charles MarLett, who is associate general counsel and corporate secretary with American Airlines. He brings to Lambda years of philanthropic experience that include serving on the board of the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Dallas and as a member of the Business Council of the Human Rights Campaign, as well as on the boards of the Dallas Summer Musicals and the Dallas Theater Center.

The board elected the new members at its meeting in Atlanta during the weekend of February 2 and 3.

“As Lambda gears up to add a South Central Regional Office to our current network of regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Atlanta, and our New York headquarters, these new members fortify our relationships in this part of the country as well nationwide. Lambda is fortunate to have the support of such a strong and dedicated board of directors,” Cathcart said.

Lambda is the oldest and largest legal organization dedicated to the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, the transgendered, and people with HIV and AIDS.

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