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Here’s what’s happening at ASC…

ASC’s 3rd Annual Silent Auction Basket Competition

The Firm or Company that creates and donates the basket that gets the highest bid at the Silent Auction on April 28th will win Lunch for 15-20 people* provided by Corner Bakery. Last year, the baskets contained everything from firm or company swag to wine to iPads! Get creative and start planning your basket today!

All baskets should be provided by April 26th, but if your firm or company plans to enter a basket, let us know today. For more information or to coordinate the donation of your basket contact Jessica O’Neill at JOneill@markelcorp.com.

Remember all the proceeds will benefit DALLAS CASA!

*Winning Firm or Company will receive a Large Corner Classic including: Sandwich Basket, Mini-Sandwich Basket or Sandwich Builder Tray, Two side items (choice of Bakery chips, Specialty Side salad, Premium Side Salad or Fresh Vegetable Basket…can upgrade to a Soup or Signature Hand-tossed Salad for an additional charge), Dessert (Choice of Cookie basket, Sweets basket, Pound Cake & Berries, Fruit & Sweets Basket or Fresh Fruit Tray)

2016 Luncheon Date Announced with Keynote Speaker


The 2016 ASC Luncheon will be held June 10, 2016 and Steve Pemberton is slated as the keynote speaker. Steve Pemberton is Vice-President, Diversity and Inclusion and Global Chief Diversity Officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance, the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise in the world, employing 370,000 people in 25 countries. Prior to that he served as Chief Diversity Officer for Walgreens, becoming the first person to hold that position in the historic company’s 114 year history.

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Dallas CASA Named as ASC 2015-2016 Beneficiary


CASA was founded in 1977, when a Seattle superior court judge, amidst an overwhelmed child welfare system, grew concerned about making decisions on behalf of abused and neglected children in his court without enough information. He felt that more individualized attention and time for gathering important facts would produce better outcomes for the children. He decided to appoint community volunteers to work on behalf of the children in his court. Dallas CASA was one of three pilot programs established in 1979.

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Message from ASC Lead Co-Chair

Cortland Kelly Grynwald

headshot_cortland2016Cortland Kelly Grynwald is Director of Client Management for Counsel On Call and is based in the firm’s Dallas office. In this role, she designs, implements and manages legal solutions for Counsel On Call clients in the DFW Metroplex and across Texas. She engages and maintains relationships with existing Counsel On Call corporate clients, developing additional contacts and proactively crafting alternatives to traditional permanent hiring by supplying specialized legal professionals for short- and long-term projects. [read more]


ASC Welcomes Kara Altenbaumer-Price as 2015-2016 Co-Chair

headshot-Altenbaumer-Price-Kara-300.jpgMs. Altenbaumer-Price is Senior Vice President, Corporate Risk & Governance for insurance broker USI Management & Professional Services Group. She counsels public company and pre-IPO clients on corporate governance, executive and corporate risk, and professional liability insurance language, issues, and claims.  Prior to joining USI in 2010, Ms. Altenbaumer-Price practiced in the commercial litigation group of Hughes & Luce and the Corporate Compliance, Investigations & Defense group at Andrews Kurth. [read more]


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