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VBA selects Fairfax Bar’s McGhee as executive director

Yvonne C. McGhee, the executive director of the Fairfax Bar Association since 2000, was named today as the new executive director of the Virginia Bar Association.

In announcing the appointment, VBA President Pia Trigiani said McGhee “possesses a unique and impressive background that combines legal experience and association management with a record of success in membership expansion, program development, legislative advocacy, board relations and volunteer recruitment and support.”

A graduate of King College and the University of Richmond law school, McGhee recently earned the certified association executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives. She is vice president of the National Association of Bar Executives and is in line to be president in 2013.

Virginia Lawyers Weekly recognized her recently as a member of its 2011 class of Influential Women of Virginia.

She succeeds Guy K. Tower, who had announced his retirement after six years as executive director at the VBA.

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