Former Bar President Named Director of Leadership and Strategic Development

August 9, 2017

Annamaria Steward

The D.C. Bar has named Annamaria Steward as its new Director of Leadership and Strategic Development. Steward will assume the position starting August 28, 2017, and become a member of the Bar’s Executive Team. 

Steward brings to her new role an extensive background in designing and implementing comprehensive lawyer education, leadership development, strategic planning, and professional and networking programs. Steward is the immediate past president of the D.C. Bar, leading the Board of Governors during a particularly active year that included re-envisioning the Bar’s Sections to Communities. Most recently, she served as the associate dean of students at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. Previously, she was an associate at Jack H. Olender & Associates, P.C. and a clerk for then Chief Judge Annice M. Wagner of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

“We are so excited to have Annamaria join our team,” says D.C. Bar Chief Executive Officer Robert J. Spagnoletti. “She excelled as president, and we know she will bring that same passion and enthusiasm to her new role.”

D.C. Bar President Patrick McGlone says he looks forward to the opportunity to continue working with Steward. “After serving alongside Annamaria during her time as president, and given her background, I know she will exceed expectations,” McGlone says.

In her new position, Steward will be responsible for building and maintaining the Bar’s relationships with current and prospective partners, including voluntary, mandatory, local, and international bar associations; law firms; law schools; and District of Columbia and federal courts. In addition, she will spearhead the Bar’s leadership development efforts, lead its strategic planning initiatives, identify opportunities to develop programming and content for domestic and international Bar members, and recruit members to serve in the Bar.

About the District of Columbia Bar

Established in 1972, the District of Columbia Bar’s mission is to be a leader in the legal profession, empower individuals, enhance member value, provide public service, and foster connections with its community. With more than 105,000 members in 50 states and 80+ countries, the D.C. Bar is one of the largest unified bars in the United States and provides access to justice, professional services, and award-winning continuing legal education, pro bono and practice management programs.