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Join us for August's General Meeting: Finding Your Leadership Path. Stories from 144 Years of Leadership.

When: Wednesday, August 22
11:30 AM
Where: Antonello Ristorante
3800 Plaza Drive
Santa Ana, California  92704
United States
Contact: Karen Kubani
(949) 451-3800

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Finding Your Leadership Path 
Stories from 144 Years of Leadership

How do you define leadership? What is the best style of leadership?

These are tough questions as there so many right answers. Join our Panel of experienced leaders as they share stories from 144 years of their leadership journeys, while answering these tough questions and more. Hear about the many experiences, interactions, and influences that shaped the different paths of each of these experienced leaders.

Come with questions as we have a vibrant discussion on leadership and the many different interpretations of that mystical term. There is nothing more valuable than tapping into the wealth of knowledge and experience of our beloved members who are excited to share their journey with us all. Are you ready to continue your journey toward discovering your leadership path?


Connie Jedrzejewski
Office Administrator
Fisher Phillips

Connie Jedrzejewski has worked exclusively for law firms throughout her entire professional business career of forty five years. She has managed firms in Minneapolis MN, Boulder CO, Santa Barbara CA and most recently Southern California where she has been the Office Administrator for the Irvine office of Fisher Phillips since 2007.
Connie became the 222nd member to join ALA in 1977 and has maintained her membership ever since. She has held various board positions with ALA chapters, including serving as President of Santa Barbara Cabrillo from 1991-1993 and President of OC-ALA in 2013. Connie is a graduate of Winona State University in Minnesota. She also was a Board Member of the International Women’s Conference while in Santa Barbara.


Bonita Danser
Office Administrator
Samuels, Green & Steel, LLP

Bonita Danser brings more than forty years of leadership experience with law firms in Southern California. She has been the Office Administrator for Samuels, Green & Steel, LLP since 2004, and prior experience includes lengthy stints with Martin, Wilson & MacDowell, APC, Rhodes, Kendall & Harrington and their multiple spinoffs. During her career, Bonita has been responsible for 2 startups, the dissolution of 2 firms, overseeing 18 office moves, restructuring of 3 firms, and managed subtenants for 4 firms, including her current responsibility for a group of 14 subtenants.

Bonita has been a member of the OC-ALA since 1981 and is currently celebrating her 35th consecutive year of service on the Chapter’s Board, with many positions on the extended board and Executive Board, including service as President in 1992. She has also served in several leadership positions for ALA. She is a graduate of the University of Redlands with a BSBA in Business Administration. Bonita, as a 44 year member of a Business and Professional Women’s Philanthropic organization, Theta Chi Epsilon, has held many Board and Committee positions including National President and continues to advise on the Past National Presidents’ Council.

Jessica Daugherty
Director of Administration
Wesierski & Zurek, LLP

Jessica Daugherty brings 20 years of leadership experience with law firms in Southern California. She has been the Office Administrator for Wesierski & Zurek, LLP since 2006. During her career, Jessica has been responsible for overseeing the firm of 30+ attorneys in two locations in Southern California.

Jessica has been a member of the OC-ALA since 2003 and is currently on the Project Self Committee, she has had many positions on the extended board and Executive Board, including service as President in 2016/2017 board year.

Donna Williams
Office Administrator
Rutan & Tucker, LLP

Donna Williams is the Office Administrator for Rutan & Tucker, LLP, serving in that capacity for 19 years. Rutan & Tucker is Orange County’s oldest and largest full service law firm with approximately 150 attorneys and over 100 staff members. She currently oversees human resources, records and facilities for her firm.

Prior to joining Rutan, Donna held similar administrative and management positions in smaller firms in Orange County and Los Angeles.

Donna joined OCALA in 1992 serving on the board and as chapter president in the late 1990’s. Prior to her move to Orange County, Donna served on the board and as chapter president of ALA’s San Fernando Valley Chapter, now part of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter.

11:30 AM Check-in and Networking
11:50 AM Announcements
12:00 PM Presentation

The entrées for this meeting:
Entrée of the day: Antonello Chicken Salad
Vegetarian:  Antonello Salad
Gluten-Free Option: Antonello Chicken Salad





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