November 10, 2010
Columbus Bar Names New Executive Director
The Honorable Stephen L. McIntosh, President of the Columbus Bar Association, has announced the selection of Jill Snitcher McQuain as the new Executive Director of the Association. Ms. Snitcher McQuain will succeed Alex Lagusch, who is retiring.
Judge McIntosh said that the Association retained an outside search consultant to do a thorough national search. “We are extremely proud of this organization, and we are pleased to have found such a capable leader in our own midst. Under Alex’s leadership we have achieved a country-wide reputation for efficient management and innovative programs. We believe strongly that Ms. Snitcher McQuain will build on the existing structure with vibrant and forward-thinking initiatives.”
Following the announcement, Jill expressed her appreciation for the confidence placed in her by the Board of Governors. “ I have always enjoyed working with the Columbus Bar. I genuinely believe in what we do for the profession and for those who are served by it. To have the opportunity to play a larger role in that mission is both exciting and humbling. Alex is a tough act to follow, but I’m lucky to have had the opportunity to work with him and learn from his successes.”
Ms. Snitcher McQuain is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Capital University Law School and has been affiliated with the Columbus Bar for over 10 years. She served as Assistant Bar Counsel handling attorney disciplinary matters, and for the past three years has served as Assistant Executive Director. In addition, Ms. Snitcher McQuain is currently an Officer of both Columbus Bar Services and CBS Agency, the Columbus Bar’s for-profit subsidiaries. She also served as the Executive Director for the Ohio Association for Justice.
Mr. Lagusch said he is “delighted that Jill will be [his] successor. She has all the right skills and knows the organization inside and out. She has been instrumental in developing significant programs which will enhance the provision of legal services to Central Ohio residents. It is personally satisfying to know that the future of the organization I have had the privilege of leading for 33 years is passing into Jill’s capable hands.”
Established in 1869, the Columbus Bar Association serves nearly 5000 lawyer members in Central Ohio.