Newsmaker: Lorrie Albert |

Newsmaker: Lorrie Albert

Lorrie Albert, elected president of the National Conference of Bar Foundations

Noteworthy: Albert was elected president of the National Conference of Bar Foundations. She began her year-long term on Aug. 6.

Occupation: Associate executive director of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation

Age: 57

Residence: Mt. Lebanon

Family: Husband, Craig Fishman, and daughters, Alyssa, 24, and Amanda, 19.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in psychology and law degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Background: Albert joined the Allegheny County Bar Foundation in 2005 as the organization’s pro bono coordinator. She was appointed foundation director in 2007 and associate executive director in 2014. Before working for the foundation, Albert was an attorney at KidsVoice, where she represented children in juvenile court. Albert is a member of the Pennsylvania and American bar associations, the Executive Women’s Council of Greater Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council and Partners for Philanthropic Planning. She is a hearing committee member for the disciplinary board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Quote: “As an attorney who wants to do volunteer work and philantrhopy, it’s the best thing that I can do. I’m very passionate about it and I enjoy it.”

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