WLA Past Presidents

The Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis has been in existence since 1976, when a brave group of women decided to band together to form an organization that would support and promote women lawyers in all of their endeavors. Our members are judges, business leaders, politicians, lawyers from big firms, lawyers from small firms and everyone in between.

We are proud to name the following as our Past Presidents:

Hon. Anna Forder, Charter President

Margaret Fox, 1977-1978

Adrienne Anderson, 1978-1979

Karen Tokarz, 1979-1980

Hon. Barbara Wallace, 1980-1981

Annette Heller, 1981-1982

Hon. Joan Burger, 1982-1983

Mary Colleen Sleater, 1983-1984

Hon. Susan Blaney, 1984-1985

Janet F. Catalona, 1985-1986

Hon. Mary K. Hoff, 1986-1987

Linda Murphy, 1987-1988

Patricia Flood, 1988-1989

Pat Simons, 1989-1990

Mary Coffey, 1990-1991

Toni Griesbach, 1991-1992

Deidre Smith, 1992-1993

Hon. Audrey G. Fleissig, 1993-1994

Gretchen Myers, 1994-1995

Sharon Agee, 1995-1996

Sally Heller, 1996-1997

Mary Butts Bruntrager, 1997-1998

Jennifer Finley, 1998-1999

Teresa A. Generous, 1999-2000

Patricia Hageman, 2000-2001

Helen Paulson, 2001-2002

Marjorie K. Carter, 2002-2003

Hon. Peg McCartney, 2003-2004

Megan Phillips, 2004-2005

Heather Hays, 2005-2006

Lynn Ricci, 2006-2007

Genevieve Nichols, 2007-2008

Patricia Susi, 2008-2009

Hon. Nicole Colbert-Botchway, 2009-2010

Jessica Liss, 2010-2011

Kristine Bridges 2011-2012

Jamie Boyer, 2012-2013

Jessica Kennedy, 2013-2014

Elizabeth Grana, 2014-2015

Heather Bub, 2015-2016

Bridget Hoy, 2016-2017

Amy Gunn, 2017-2018

Valerie Craig, 2018-2019

Lisa Reynolds, 2019-2020

Jennifer Matthew, 2020-2021

WLA Happy Hour at Anheuser-Busch Biergarten

Thursday, June 24th | 5:30 - 7:30 PM | 1127 Pestalozzi St.| St. Louis, 63108

Come catch up with your fellow members, welcome new members and meet some of the candidates for the upcoming Board elections.  The event is FREE with an open bar.  RSVPs are requested by clicking here

Special thanks to our event sponsor, Husch Blackwell, LLP

Monthly Board Meeting:

Third Wednesday of every month

Noon - 1:30 PM

Contact admin@wlastl.org for location

Save the Dates:

Thursday, August 5th

WLA Annual Members' Meeting and President's Party

Thursday, September 9th

WLA Installation Gala at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Thursday, September 23rd

WLA Mentorship Panel at Harris-Stowe University

Additional information on these and other events will appear in member emails and in the Events section of our website.  

View our Announcements page for information on other area events.

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