Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C., a Chattanooga-based law firm, on Wednesday announced that Dana Perry has been appointed to the board of directors for Meritas, a global alliance of independent business law firms. Perry was elected to the position during the alliance’s recent annual meeting.
In her role as a board member, Ms. Perry will be responsible for reviewing and establishing policy and setting strategy for the alliance. Ms. Perry will also act as an organizational leader, serving as a liaison to member firms on administrative issues. She will maintain contact with members, encourage and promote cross communications, and gather feedback on Meritas initiatives. Ms. Perry will serve a three-year term, during which time she will also serve on the Finance Committee. The Meritas board of directors is comprised of 21 lawyers from its member firms around the world.
“We’re thrilled that Dana will be joining the Meritas board of directors,” said Tanna Moore, president and CEO of Meritas. “Dana has always been a strong advocate for the organization, and Meritas will continue to rely on her insights during strategic planning, business development, and member recruitment, retention and development efforts.”
Ms. Perry has been involved with Meritas for six years. During her involvement, she has served on the steering committee of managing partners and helped organize the Managing Partners’ Forum in Ft. Worth, Texas in September 2013. She also attends regional and annual meetings on a regular basis.
Ms. Perry concentrates her practice on estate planning, special needs planning, and elder law. She is certified as an Elder Law Specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization.