Committees and Working Groups

Ambassador Program Planning Committee
Members of the Recruiting Committee

This group aids in planning and execution of the Ambassador program.

Executive Committee
Caryn Boisen (Larson King), Kathlyn Noecker (Faegre Baker Daniels), Jennifer Miernicki (Faegre Baker Daniels), Brent Robbins (General Mills), Summra M. Shariff (TCDIP)

Membership Committee
Committee Chair: Caryn Boisen (Larson King)

The Membership Committee acts as a liaison between member organizations and the Board of Directors through the collection of data from organizational leadership and front-line practitioners, followed by program implementation addressing some of the wants and needs identified.

Marketing Committee
Committee Chair: Heather Kliebenstein (Merchant & Gould)

The Marketing Committee focuses on promoting TCDIP and its members as well as raising awareness about the programs and initiatives TCDIP offers in support of its mission to attract/recruit/advance/retain lawyers of color in the Twin Cities metro areas and to promote the Twin Cities as a viable place to live and work for diverse talent.

Professional Development Committee
Committee Chair: Jihan Jenkins (Cargill)

The PDC committee is responsible for bringing innovative and dynamic program ideas to the table to help develop, organize and produce three to four CLEs annually for TCDIP members.

Recruiting Committee
Committee Chair: Lisanne Weisz (Faegre Baker Daniels)

A combined group of recruiters, diversity professionals and member lawyers that meet monthly to review what each member organization is doing regarding diversity initiatives externally and internally and to work on consistent messaging and to leverage the programs that TCDIP is provides.

Emerging Leaders Group
Committee Chairs: Darnell Cage (Fredrikson & Byron), and Andreia Rosa (Wells Fargo)

The Emerging Leaders Group is comprised of attorneys with one to eight years of experience. Each TCDIP Member Organization is invited to designate one ELG Representative to serve with the group. The ELG is a great opportunity for attorneys early in their careers to develop leadership skills through promoting TCDIP, developing ELG programming, participating in community service activities, and more.