The PBEye

Pro Bono As We See It
March 1, 2011

Congratulations Are In Order

The PBEye was interested to see that the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) announced on Friday that Veta T. Richardson, executive director of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), has been selected as ACC’s new president and CEO. Richardson will succeed Frederick J. Krebs, who has served as ACC’s president for more than two decades. She will officially assume her new title on July 1, 2011.

Richardson has served as executive director of MCCA since 2001. In this role, she established its reputation as the legal industry’s leading advocate in the advancement of diversity in the legal profession. Among her many accomplishments, Richardson successfully developed and implemented a diversity scholarship program, which has raised and distributed more than $1.5 million and provided assistance to a diverse group of more than 100 law students over the program’s five-year history. 

Prior to her time at MCCA, Richardson worked at ACC as vice president and deputy general counsel, which gives her an insider’s understanding of the organization. After leaving ACC in 2001, she continued to collaborate with ACC on a number of diversity initiatives. Additionally, she has been recognized for diversity leadership by a number of organizations, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Black Law Students Association; National Minority Business Council; and ACC.  She was named an “Ally for Justice” by the National LGBT Bar Association; included in the Washington Business Journal’s Class of 2009, “Women Who Mean Business;” and is a member of the Capital One Bank Business Advisory Council since 2009.  

PBI and CPBO congratulate Veta Richardson and look forward to working with her in the future!