Thomas A. Edmonds, executive director and chief operating officer of the Virginia State Bar, has been named the 2007 recipient of the National Association of Bar Executives Bolton Award for Outstanding Bar Leadership.
The Bolton Award, the NABE’s highest accolade, is presented annually to a bar executive who epitomizes the highest standards of professional excellence. It is named in honor of Fred Bolton, executive director and secretary of the Pennsylvania Bar Association from 1966–77.
Edmonds will receive the award during the NABE annual meeting in San Francisco, Aug. 9–14.
He was president of the organization in 2005-06 and served as its representative to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates from 1997-2003. Edmonds plans to retire in December after more than 18 years as the VSB’s top administrator.