Ice Miller LLP has named Kristen Matha Director of Diversity and Inclusion.
Matha adds her experience and talent to Ice Miller's existing Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Women's Initiative, as well as firm's recruiting and retention efforts. She will lead the firm in updating and expanding its strategic plan for diversity and will make sure all attorneys and staff are trained in relevant areas on diversity and inclusion best practices.
Before joining Ice Miller, Matha was an administrator with the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Her work focused on diversity and inclusion, internal operations and regulatory compliance. Her contributions to the NCAA national office's diversity and inclusion efforts included coordinating staff educational programs, advancing inclusive workplace policies, building relationships with equality advocates and leading strategic plan development. Kristen is an experienced facilitator and has traveled the country providing cultural competency workshops to students and higher education professionals.
She is a member of the 2017-2018 Indiana Emerging Leaders Project. Since 2014, she has served on the board of directors of Saint Mary's College Alumnae Association. She also served as a trustee of the Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae (GALA) of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College from 2013 to 2016 and in 2017 was presented with the GALA Thomas A. Dooley Award.
"As a firm, we believe in constantly challenging ourselves to provide the best possible client service and a workplace our attorneys and staff can feel great about," said Steve Humke, chief managing partner of Ice Miller. "Research shows inclusive workplaces allow a diversity of perspectives and analyses on client issues, which lead to better outcomes for our clients. Kristen's impressive experience in leading diversity and inclusion programs, as well as her personal passion for the subject matter, will have a profound effect on making sure we are a leading law firm for diversity and inclusion."