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Ms. Janis Leftridge M.

Its First Diversity Officer

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Direct Phone: (800) ***-**** ext. ****       

Pennsylvania Bar Association

100 South Street

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101

United States

Company Description

Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote justice, professional excellence and respect for the law; improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access to legal services; and serve the 28,000 lawyers who are memb... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Senior Director for Business Diversity

Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC

Human Relations Manager

McCormick & Company Inc

Employment Supervisor In the Retail Division

McCormick & Company Inc

Human Resources Positions

McCormick & Company Inc

Senior Director for Business Diversity

Columbia River Economic Development Council

Assistant Director of Law Admissions

University of Baltimore School of Law

Human Relations Consultant

Bayer AG

Human Resources Consultant In the Corporate EEO and AA Unit

Bayer AG

Education

juris doctorate

University of Baltimore School of Law

bachelor's degree
sociology
Morgan State University

master's degree
social work
University of Maryland at Baltimore

Web References (18 Total References)


2011 News Releases

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PBA Names Janis M. Leftridge as Its First Diversity Officer


Pennsylvania Bar Association Names Janis M. Leftridge as Its First Diversity Officer

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PBA Names Janis M. Leftridge as Its First Diversity Officer Pennsylvania Bar Association Names Janis M. Leftridge as Its First Diversity Officer

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Pennsylvania Bar Association Names Janis M. Leftridge as Its First Diversity Officer
HARRISBURG (July 11, 2011) - The Pennsylvania Bar Association has named Janis M. Leftridge of Harrisburg as the association's first diversity officer.
Leftridge, who has an extensive background in human resources and diversity development, will be responsible for overseeing and facilitating the PBA's efforts to improve diversity within the association and Pennsylvania's legal profession.
"Janis Leftridge's experience, professionalism and leadership will be critical to the PBA's efforts to ensure that we are a bar association and a legal profession for everyone," said PBA President Matthew J. Creme Jr. of Lancaster.
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Leftridge previously worked as the senior director for business diversity for the Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and CREDC, as a human relations consultant for Bayer Corp. in Pittsburgh and as a human relations manager for McCormick & Co. in Sparks, Md. She also served as the assistant director of law admissions for the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Leftridge will work with the PBA Diversity Team, Board of Governors and senior staff to develop and execute the PBA's diversity programs and will work with the state's legal community to provide resources and tools in support of diversity goals, objectives and initiatives.
Leftridge earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Morgan State University in Baltimore, a master's degree in social work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore and a juris doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law.


Janis M. Leftridge - Harrisburg Regional Chamber

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Current Focus: Ms. Leftridge is the Senior Director for Business Diversity for the Harrisburg regional Chamber & CREDC since April 2004.Her primary responsibilities are providing resources and services that will enable to increase the capacity and strengthen the infrastructure of minority and woman-owned businesses to facilitate access and opportunities to competitively and successfully participate in the economic development and growth throughout the region.She is also responsible to increase awareness and inclusion of women and minority-owned businesses in all Chamber activities; increase the use of resources and services though proactive identification and outreach; serve as a catalyst for building relationships between larger corporations and women and minority-owned businesses throughout the region and is creating a Business Diversity Development Program, serving as a coordinator and monitor between program participants.

Professional Background: Ms. Leftridge joined the Chamber in April of 2004 in the newly created position of Senior Director for Business Diversity.Her professional career has evolved from her first position with the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, then accepting a newly created Minority Law Counselor position of at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she was promoted to Assistant Director of Law Admission.She then moved into private industry by accepting a position with McCormick and Company (the spice people) as their Employment Supervisor in the Retail Division.During her time at McCormick, she held Human Resources positions in each of its 3 Divisions.After more than 11 years with McCormick, she accepted a position as HR Consultant in the Corporate EEO/AA unit at the US headquarters of Bayer Corporation in Pittsburgh, PA.Here she served as a corporate-wide consultant regarding a wide range of EEO and AA issues.
Education: Janis has a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Morgan State University; a Master's of Social Work Degree from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work and Community Planning; and a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law.


PBA Diversity Team

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The Diversity Team is assisted in its work by PBA Diversity Officer Janis M. Leftridge, who works with the Diversity Team, the PBA Board of Governors and senior staff to develop and execute the PBA's diversity programs and works with the state's legal community to provide resources and tools in support of diversity goals, objectives and initiatives.


PBA Names Janis M. ...

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PBA Names Janis M. Leftridge as Its First Diversity Officer Pennsylvania Bar Association Names Janis M. Leftridge as Its First Diversity Officer

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Pennsylvania Bar Association Names Janis M. Leftridge as Its First Diversity Officer
HARRISBURG (July 11, 2011) - The Pennsylvania Bar Association has named Janis M. Leftridge of Harrisburg as the association's first diversity officer.
Leftridge, who has an extensive background in human resources and diversity development, will be responsible for overseeing and facilitating the PBA's efforts to improve diversity within the association and Pennsylvania's legal profession.
"Janis Leftridge's experience, professionalism and leadership will be critical to the PBA's efforts to ensure that we are a bar association and a legal profession for everyone," said PBA President Matthew J. Creme Jr. of Lancaster.
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Leftridge previously worked as the senior director for business diversity for the Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and CREDC, as a human relations consultant for Bayer Corp. in Pittsburgh and as a human relations manager for McCormick & Co. in Sparks, Md. She also served as the assistant director of law admissions for the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Leftridge will work with the PBA Diversity Team, Board of Governors and senior staff to develop and execute the PBA's diversity programs and will work with the state's legal community to provide resources and tools in support of diversity goals, objectives and initiatives.
Leftridge earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Morgan State University in Baltimore, a master's degree in social work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore and a juris doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote justice, professional excellence and respect for the law; improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access to legal services; and serve the 28,000 lawyers who are members of the association.
A photo of Leftridge is posted on the PBA website at: http://www.pabar.org/images/JanisLeftridge.jpg

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