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Committee Roster


For a full roster of committee members, visit the MSBA Member Directory.

Hon. Charles Dorsey

Marissa Beth Joelson


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Carol Ghingher Cooper
David C.M. Ledyard
Elizabeth Hill
Gabriel Steele
Jay Miller, Co-Chair
Judge Charles Dorsey
Judge William Simmons, Co-Chair
Kate Sinclair
Marissa Beth Joelson
Meg Garrett
Robin Barnes Shell
Tara Leigh Ross
Tom Rafter