Leadership for Lawyers President Mark Beese received the Legal Marketing Association’s (LMA) Hall of Fame Award, the profession’s highest honor, at the 2014 LMA Annual Conference held in Orlando, Florida on April 4th.
The honor represents the highest level of experience and leadership in legal marketing and recognizes contributions made by individuals for the benefit of the profession, the association and its community of professionals.
This year two individuals were recognized. Nat Slavin, Partner of Wicker Park Group and former LMA President, also received the award. Only 22 individuals have been named to the LMA Hall of Fame.
Kevin McMurdo, former Chief Marketing Officer of Perkins Coie, said, “An LMA leader for many years, Mark is an energetic optimistic who sees the best in the profession. Successful both in-house and as a consultant, he is a true pioneer in law firm leadership and a professional colleague to whom I confidently turn to for advice on many topics.”
In the induction ceremony, Catherine Alman MacDonaugh, said, “Mark’s contributions to LMA are numerous, significant and well documented. He has lived the ideals he teaches to others by serving as both a leader and a follower. He is a constant contributor as a thought leader, educator, member of our community and mentor.”
Mark is President of Leadership for Lawyers, LLC, a consultancy focused on helping lawyers become better leaders and business developers. He provides training, coaching and consultation to firms in the areas of leadership development, business development and marketing with law firms across North America. His clients range from single office firms to global Amlaw 100 firms.
Mark has more than 20 years of experience as a chief marketing officer for professional services firms. He has served as Chief Marketing Officer for Holland & Hart, Director of Marketing for the New York law firm of Hodgson Russ and Director of Marketing for Kideney Architects in Buffalo, NY.
Mark has received numerous awards including “Marketing Director of the Year” from the Marketing Partner Forum, the “IQ Award” for innovation by the Boulder County Business Report, five “Your Honor Awards” from the Legal Marketing Association, the PR Legal News Award and the ABA Law Practice Management Magazine Edge Award. He is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management.
He is a former board member of the Legal Marketing Association and past president of the Rocky Mountain Legal Marketing Association. He has spoken to dozens of LMA and ALA Chapters throughout North America and he is a frequent contributor to law practice management publications.
Mark received his B.S. and M.B.A. (cum laude) from the University of Buffalo and is now an adjunct faculty member at the University of Denver Sturm School of Law. He is a frequent speaker on topics of leadership, business development and marketing at industry conferences, law schools and law firm retreats. He is a member of the National Speakers Association.
To read more about the LMA and the Hall of Fame award, visit the website at http://www.legalmarketing.org/hall_of_fame.
About Leadership for Lawyers
Leadership for Lawyers is a consultancy focused on helping lawyers become better leaders and business developers. We provide training, coaching and consultation to firms in the areas of leadership development, business development and marketing to law firms across North America. Our clients range from single office firms to global Amlaw 100 firms. www.leadershipforlawyers.com