Mary L. Smith, ’91, Profiled as ABA’s President-Elect

Meet The ABA's New President-Elect

As Deborah Enix-Ross entered her term as president of the American Bar Association earlier this week, Mary L. Smith was waiting in the wings.

Smith officially became president-elect at the ABA's House of Delegates annual meeting in Chicago on Monday, putting her on track to be the first Native American woman to lead the ABA.

While Smith has been dubbed a "trailblazer" by her colleagues, it's not the only appropriate title for the corporate governance and risk management attorney — she could also, at various points in her career, go by CEO, chief legal officer, founder, board member or White House counsel.

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