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
Chris Flohr


Now Announcing: MSBA Connect

Online Discussion Platform Upgrade

MSBA is now offering your committee access to MSBA Connect, our new online discussion community exclusively for members. This new tool will replace the current Email Discussion Lists (more commonly referred to as the MSBA’s ListServs) as we modernize our online presence. MSBA Connect will provide members with a more functional and reliable means of connecting with each other well into the future.

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