Welcome New SDCBA Executive Director Jill Epstein

March 12, 2019

A note from SDCBA President, Lilys McCoy.

It is with great excitement that I write to inform you that we have hired a new SDCBA Executive Director, Jill Epstein. Jill is an attorney and an experienced association executive, and she will start her role at the SDCBA on Wednesday, March 20th.  

Jill comes to the Bar Association from Miracle Babies, a foundation that provides financial and emotional support to families with critically ill babies in the NICU. Previously, Jill spent nearly seven years as the Executive Director of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, an independent professional organization representing the interests of 32,000 licensed marriage and family therapists that is similar in size and scope to the SDCBA. Jill earned her Juris Doctor degree in 1992 and has spent her entire career in non-profit organizations including the American Medical Association, AARP and the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Society of Chicago.

Jill’s hire is the culmination of a nearly 5-month nationwide search conducted by an extremely diligent and demographically diverse search committee representing the SDCBA’s membership by experience level, area of practice, and involvement in the SDCBA in conjunction with a national search firm specializing in placing association executives. Jill’s leadership skills and expertise in association management and her understanding and knowledge of San Diego and our legal community make her an ideal fit for this position, and we are excited for all she will bring to the SDCBA.

Your first opportunity to meet Jill will be at our Bench Bar Reception on Tuesday, March 26 at the Hotel Republic, beginning at 5:30 p.m. You can learn more and register here. We will provide many other opportunities for you to connect with Jill in the near future, and you will be reading all about Jill in the next issue of San Diego Lawyer.

This is a special time for the SDCBA, and we are excited to see what the next chapter with our new Executive Director brings our membership as we continually aim to “set the bar higher.” Thank you for your continued support of your professional community, and for your assistance in warmly welcoming Jill to the SDCBA.

Best regards,

Lilys McCoy
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