KRA Corporate Counsel “Making Things Happen” in Private- and Public-Sectors
According to its website, “The Maryland State Bar Association, Inc. (MSBA) is a nonprofit, professional voluntary member organization. It does not have governmental or regulatory authority or jurisdiction over its members, which include lawyers from many states.”
One esteemed MSBA member, from one of those “many states”, i.e., Maryland, is Vanessa E. Atterbeary, Esq., and she does have “governmental [and] regulatory” input, on behalf of KRA, as Corporate Counsel since 2010, and for thousands of Howard County District 13 constituents, as their elected Delegate since 2014.
No stranger to positive media coverage, the Inside Annapolis section of the MSBA Bar Journal recently featured Ms. Atterbeary in “Making Things Happen”. Simultaneously, she appeared in this candid Del Vanessa Atterbeary, Maryland Bar Journal Profile video, sharing her thoughts on her appointment as Vice-chair of the House Judiciary Committee, and her commitment to child- and family-law issues about which she is most passionate.
As legal counsel, she ensures that all policies, procedures, and programs comply with both the intent and letter of all federal, state, and local laws that govern KRA’s publicly funded workforce-services contracts. This in-depth knowledge proved to be an invaluable asset when Michael Busch, Speaker of the Maryland State House of Delegates, and Dereck Davis, Chair of the Economic Matters Committee appointed her to the Governor’s Workforce Development Board.
For an Inside KRA Today interview, Ms. Atterbeary stated, “My parents have dedicated their professional lives to education, training, and employment programs–as pathways to economic development and growth. Having grown up in a ‘workforce development’ culture, up to and including my work with KRA, I thoroughly appreciate the critical policy-development role that WDBs contribute to our public workforce-investment system.
I am totally committed to the continued success of the Board’s Maryland Jobs Now initiative that provides incentives for creating thousands of jobs and strategic investments in education and workforce training, supporting more Marylanders to gain sustainable employment in the workforce.”