Newsmaker: Gretchen Mundorff
Noteworthy: Mundorff will receive the Anne X. Alpern Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession at the organization's annual conference in May. The award is presented to a female lawyer or judge who demonstrates excellence in the legal profession and makes a significant professional impact on women in the law.
Occupation: Founding partner of the law firm of Watson Mundorff Brooks & Sepic LLP
Background: She was the 2010-11 president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the second woman to hold that post in the group's 118-year history, and was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Education: Bachelor's degree in psychology, Chatham College, 1981; law degree, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, The College of William and Mary, 1984
Quote: “I'm really honored and humbled to be selected. ... I join a list of really impressive women. I'll treasure this award.”