Leadership Exchange - December 2012/January 2013 - (Page 6)

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Shaun M. Morrison smorrison@allenmatkins.com 310-788-2400 This time of year seems to encourage us to look back at our experiences – my personal memories of 2012 included many opportunities to step outside of my comfort zone including becoming President of GLA (and being terrified of speaking before a group of people), attending ALA’s Annual Conference in Hawaii (and waking up to incredibly beautiful days), celebrating GLA’s 40th Anniversary (and exercising my dancing shoes again), my wonderful vacation with family members at the Oregon Treehouses (which included facing my fear of heights by zip lining and being pulled up a tree 75 feet and then freefalling – of course, my eyes were closed going up), welcoming my first grandson into the world (experiencing the incredible feeling of innocence and love in my hands), attending ALA’s Region 5/6 Conference in Anaheim (and hanging out with Goofy), surviving Hurricane Sandy during my first trip to New York (and being evacuated because of a hanging crane), voting for president (I always physically go and vote since I like the feeling of being present and part of it), and spending time with ALA’s VIPs (and being a cool hip LA girl by hanging out in the VIP room at Club Nokia). The new year has me excited about completing my presidency, attending more ALA conferences, a Hawaiian vacation with my daughter, sister, and a couple of my BFFs and the wedding of my second son to his girlfriend of over 12 years. I only hope that 2013 opens up additional opportunities for me to face my fears and continue to experience life and what it brings. I truly enjoy my professional growth through all the friendships which GLA has opened for me and I am thankful for the blessings of adding to my family through marriages and births. Holidays are always fun with family and friends! As we look to 2013 and GLA’s 41st year, it promises to be another great year for GLA members. The Board is busy planning the best educational conferences, networking events, and support for our members. Speaking of the Board, I want to personally encourage anyone who is interested in serving on the GLA Board to contact me or a GLA Board member and let them know of their interest. The Board is a great way to grow personally and professionally and we are always looking for new ideas to benefit our members. The upcoming Employment Law Forum on January 26, 2013 promises to be another excellent day of education. Be sure not to miss this excellent opportunity of networking with your peers, visiting with our business partners, and receiving the best education on what lies ahead. I want to wish each and everyone one of you a Happy Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year! Until next issue . . . Shaun M. Morrison GLA ALA President (2012-2013) Think someone you know should be the 2012 GLA ALA Volunteer of the Year? Then go to www.glaala.com and nd out more about the award and what you can do to nominate someone! 6 Greater Los Angeles Leadership Exchange EGASSEM S’TNEDISERP http://www.glaala.org/clubportal/glaala/Page.cfm?clubID=194&pubmenuoptID=28287

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Leadership Exchange - December 2012/January 2013

Leadership Exchange - December 2012/January 2013
President’s Message
VOTY Nominations
Editor’s Message
Monthly Calendars
2012/2013 Event Calendar
ALA Webinars
Community Connection Program
Chapter Meeting
New Members & Member Updates
Member Spotlight
Thoughts on Sustainable Investing and Socially Responsible Investing
ALA Management Encyclopedia
ALA VIP Event Recap
People Are Watching: How Your Personal Brand Can Affect Your Success
Legal Market Place
CLM Corner
Chapter Meeting Recap
Cloud Series Part 2: The Pros and Cons of Moving to the Cloud
Region 5 & 6 Conference
GLA ALA and the OC ALA Chapters Mickey Mouse Around After Conference
Members in Transition
October Seminar Recap
Coach’s Corner
CLM Crossword Puzzle Answers
Diversity Upfront
Chapter Meeting
Board of Directors
GLA ALA Board Update
Region 6 Officers
Holiday Luncheon Recap
Business Partner Spotlight
Membership Connection Campaign
Section Reports
Annual Employment Law Forum
Business Partner Spotlight

Leadership Exchange - December 2012/January 2013