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Luna, Schmidt, Shah elected as ACC-WI board members

The Association of Corporate Counsel-Wisconsin has elected three new board members and a new group of executive officers.

DeAngela Luna, Timothy W. Schmidt and Pranav Shah will oversee the association’s Wisconsin chapter as board members.

Meet the new board members

DeAngela Luna

DeAngela Luna

Luna is assistant general counsel and assistant secretary at the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. She is a member of the Insurance Products and Operations team. Luna is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal industry and the arts. She serves on the boards of the

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and the Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation, and she previously served on the board of the Wisconsin Association of African-American Attorneys. Luna earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and her law degree from UW Law School.

Timothy W. Schmidt

Timothy W. Schmidt

Schmidt works as senior counsel for Komatsu, primarily supporting the Surface Mining division. He’s past chair of the Corporate and Securities Law Network of the Association of Corporate Counsel and serves on the board of Sunbeam Kids, Inc. Schmidt is a graduate of Lawrence University and the  University of Minnesota Law School.

Pranav Shah

Pranav Shah

Shah is general counsel at WEA Member Benefits, a Madison-based financial services organization for Wisconsin public school employees. His practice covers a range of legal areas including fiduciary, general business and tax law.

He serves on the company’s executive team and leads the human resources and business services teams. Shah earned his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Dorn elected ACC-WI president

Anne Dorn

Anne Dorn

ACC-WI also announced its 2021-22 executive officers on Tuesday.

Anne Dorn, managing counsel of Direct Supply Inc., was elected as president. She manages Direct Supply’s compliance program and provides legal advice to various areas of the business, including technology and finance. She also supports the company’s innovation efforts and helps build, protect and manage the company’s intellectual property portfolio.

Dorn is the former leader of the company’s Women’s Initiative Network, a former member of the advisory board to Milwaukee’s Women’s Affinity Alliance, a former board member of the Junior League of Milwaukee and a former board member of the Southeastern Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Association. She’s a Miami University and Marquette University Law School graduate. She also studied at Georgetown University Law Center.

Other newly elected ACC-WI leaders are:

  • Paul Hinkfuss, associate general counsel for the MLG family of companies, will serve as vice president.
  • Michael Baird, senior staff counsel for corporate legal at Fiserv, is the new secretary.
  • Pamela Stokke-Ceci, assistant general counsel at Badger Meter, will be the association’s new treasurer.
  • Danielle White, senior counsel at Rockwell Automation, will move into the role of past president after serving as ACC-WI’s president over the last 12 months.

About Michaela Paukner, [email protected]

Michaela Paukner is the legal reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal. She can be reached at (414) 225-1825 or by email at [email protected]

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