Executive Officers

Adam Kelly

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Chair

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James Conley

Northwestern University

Vice Chair

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Matt May

Banner & Witcoff

Treasurer

Nikhil Marathe

AT&T

Secretary

The ILIPA Board

Kate Berezutskaya

Greer, Burns and Crain

Chair

Marketing & Communications Committee

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Sarah Biggs

McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.

Chair

Education & Awareness Committee

Ashly Boesche

Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP

Chair

Membership Committee

Meggan Duffy

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Member

Patrick Hayford

Clarivate

Chair

Operations Committee

Lisa Iverson

Iverson IP

Chair

Education and Awareness Committee

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Aseet Patel

Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

Co-Chair

Membership Committee

Mickie Piatt

Illinois Institute of Technology

Co-Chair

Operations Committee

Kristi Stathis

OceanTomo

Co-Chair

Web Operations

Our Committees

The Operations Committee

Chairs- Patrick Hayford and Nikhil Marathe

Committee Goal:

The Operations Committee coordinates the internal operational needs of the Alliance

Committee Objectives

  • Coordinate internal Alliance organizational needs (e.g. BoD structure, meeting minutes)

  • Create & maintain Alliance website

  • Establish fundraising requirements of Alliance 

The Marketing & Communications Committee

Chair- Kate Berezutskaya

Committee Goal:

This committee coordinates all external marketing & communication needs of the Alliance

Committee Objectives

  • Establish & maintain social media presence of Alliance

  • Coordinate marketing & PR to members and external stakeholders

  • Create & maintain IP event calendar

The Education & Awareness Committee

Chairs- Lisa Iverson and Sarah Biggs

Committee Goal:

The goal of this committee is to create IP education and awareness program at all academic levels and across professions

Committee Objectives:

  • Coordinate Alliance participation in IL Science Fair

  • Create and manage IP mentoring program

  • Provide IP presentations on website for use by educators & business

The Membership Committee

Chairs- Aseet Patel and Ashly Boesche

Committee Goal:

The membership committee manages all aspects of Alliance membership

Committee Objectives:

  • Create & manage member solicitation efforts

  • Support member communication & Alliance committee needs of members

The Programs and Events Committee

Chair- Peter Prommer and Mickie Piatt

Committee Goal: The goal of the committee is to facilitate Alliance programming and events on topics of interest to the membership.

Committee Objectives:

  •   Encourage and coordinate Alliance programming and events that align with the Alliance mission and goals

  •   Create sub-committees to develop and implement Alliance programming and events

  •   Identify events and co-sponsorship opportunities with other intellectual property focused organizations

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Peter Prommer

Nixon Peabody LLP

Chair

Programs and Events Committee

Sam Zellner

AT&T (Retired)

USIPA Liaison

Robert McSorley

OceanTomo

Member

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