ILTA KM Leadership Transition: Farewell From Catherine Monte and Introduction From Chris Boyd

14 Sep

Post By Catherine Monte, former VP, ILTA KM PG

It has been a privilege working with so many talented and educated KM professionals over the past 6 years.

Our community has grown tremendously both in peer group size, listserv traffic, conference programming and other offerings.  Special thanks go to our current steering committee: to Mara Nickerson for leading our KM Survey efforts, David Hobbie for the debut of our KM Blog, Patrick DiDomenico for perfecting our conference programming and Janis Croft and Ali Shahidi for their webinar contributions and vendor liaison support.

Support and dedication of the ILTA Board and staff has also been key in our development. I would be remiss if I didn’t specifically mention both Peggy Wechsler and Michele Gossmeyer who have been key players in the process and who have lent their eyes and ears when needed.

‪Last but not least, thanks to Chris Boyd who has coordinated the efforts of the KM Whitepaper over the years and who will taking the lead as the new KM PGVP.  I can’t think of a  better person to assume this role and take the peer group to the next level.

My volunteer work with ILTA continues. I am assuming the role of Strategic Relationship Liaison (SRL) for Thompson (Practice of Law).  I look forward to seeing everyone at future ILTA events both in person and virtually!

Post By Chris Boyd, VP, ILTA KM PG

First, a big thank you to Catherine for working with ILTA to launch the peer group and serve as its inaugural VP.  Catherine did a great job collaborating with ILTA and leading the peer group’s steering committee to create KM-focused programming and publications.  She will be greatly missed, and we all owe her a debt of gratitude for all she has done for the ILTA KM community.

A brief introduction:  I’m a former corporate attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and now lead KM, professional development, and attorney recruiting here.

I look forward to building on Catherine’s strong start and working with our excellent steering committee to deliver useful and interesting KM-focused programming at the annual conference, webinars, and local meetings.  In particular, we plan to increase the number of local KM-focused programs by collaborating with ILTA’s regional VPs and city reps, and with other peer groups with a similar interest in leveraging technology resources to help attorneys and other professionals share knowledge and deliver value to clients and colleagues.

I’d welcome your suggestions for conference sessions, webinars, local meeting topics, publications, or other resources; you can reach me at or 650-354-4195.


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