CHICAGO,IL—DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar, has appointed Sean Dolan as the association’s new Executive Vice President of Operations and General Counsel, and Wendy Merrill as Executive Vice President of Growth Strategy and Branding.
Dolan comes to DRI after three years as Director of Business Operations and Deputy General Counsel with the Association for Supply Chain Management. In that role, he led a number of large interdepartmental initiatives and oversaw the organization’s business operations. Dolan, who is a Certified Association Executive credentialed by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), will be responsible for several departments at DRI, including IT, human resources, accounting, customer service and the legal department.
Merrill has worked closely with DRI as both an outside marketing consultant and presenter. Before joining the association, she operated a successful consulting practice that focused on providing rising leaders in the legal profession with the skills necessary to lead the firms of the future. Merrill will direct DRI’s marketing efforts to ensure both members and the wider legal community understand the important work of the association.