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CIPA OFFICERS, 2019

 

President: Celeste Poole

Vice President:  Charlotte Lawrence

Student Vice President:  Barbara Harris

Co-Secretary: Jenny Ogle

Co-Secretary
:  Stacy Seaman

Treasurer:  Gale Grant 

NALA Liaison: Susan Harris


Celeste Poole,
President


Celeste Poole is a paralegal in the Legal Services Division Merger & Acquisition group at Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria.  She began her career as a legal assistant in private law firms working primarily in the area of plaintiff litigation. Celeste joined Caterpillar in 2007 and has held paralegal positions in the areas of Product Litigation and Product Regulation while also serving four years as the Coordinator of Caterpillar’s Peoria-area pro bono program.


Celeste holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Eureka College and an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from Illinois Central College.  She became a member of CIPA in 2008 and is a board member of Central Illinois Riding Therapy, a therapeutic horseback riding program for physically disabled children and adults. 


 

 Charlotte Lawrence

Charlotte Lawrence,
Vice President


Charlotte received her Bachelor's Degree in Politics and Government with a minor in Legal Studies from Illinois State University in December 2008. She worked at Ronda Glenn Law Offices from 2007-2015, and has worked at Caterpillar since May 2015. Charlotte currently works in the Law, Security and Public Policy division at Caterpillar, supporting their Global Information Systems division. She lives in Bloomington with her husband and four-year-old daughter. Away from work, Charlotte enjoys modern calligraphy, painting, and making wood signs




Barbara Harris,
Student Vice President




Jenny Ogle,
Co-Secretary   

 







Stacy Seaman,
Co-Secretary





 

Gale Grant,
Treasurer



Susan Harris,
NALA Liaison


Susan Harris is a Paralegal and Intern Coordinator at Ronda Glenn Law Offices, a family law firm in Bloomington, Illinois. She graduated with her B.A. in Cinema & Photography, concentrating in screenwriting, from Southern Illinois University (Carbondale) and subsequently obtained her Paralegal Certificate from Illinois State University. Susan enjoys dog training, hiking, and traveling with her partner, Brian, and their two Border Collies.