Articles & News 2004

Executive Director Selected

Jessica EngelThe Executive Committee of the Lycoming Law Association has hired Jessica A. Engel of Williamsport as the Association's first Executive Director. Ms. Engel will begin her duties in this part-time position on April 19, 2004. She is a 1982 graduate of Williamsport Area High School and received her B.A. in English from Lycoming College in 1993.

Ms. Engel has had 14 years of experience in the legal profession.   She was employed as a Deputy Clerk of Courts in Cleveland, Ohio, a legal secretary and paralegal in various Cleveland area law offices until 1990 when she moved back to the Williamsport area. She was a paralegal for the Rieders, Travis firm from 1990 to 1995 and, after specializing in motherhood for six years, she served as a special projects paralegal for the Elion, Wayne firm in 2001 before assuming a position as Marketing Coordinator for CRS, Inc., a Brodart affiliated company providing advanced interactive voice response and internet technology products to facilitate the placement of substitute and temporary employees.

Jessica has been active in the West Branch School, a parent run school, in the Children’s Discovery Workshop and the Junior League of Williamsport. She is married to Robert Engel, director of commercial services at The Legacy Bank. The Engel’s have two children, Katie, age 10, and Sam, age 8.

The creation of the Executive Director position was authorized at the Association’s annual meeting in January 2004, following six-months of study and a recommendation of the Strategic Planning Committee. Over 30 individuals applied for the position, and ten individuals were interviewed by the Strategic Planning Committee. Further interviews of four of the top applicants were held by the Executive Committee before the decision to offer the position to Ms. Engel was made.

A reception honoring Ms. Engel will be held at the Old Corner beginning at 5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2004, following the Law Day Ceremonies at the courthouse. Please plan to attend this reception and meet our new Executive Director.