NWSBA enthusiastically celebrated Attorney Moe Ahmad as the new President

  • The Honorable Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans (left) and President Mohammad Ahmad (right)Palette of Light

    The Honorable Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans (left) and President Mohammad Ahmad (right)Palette of Light

Updated 7/27/2021 9:01 AM

On Thursday, July 22nd, 2021, Mohammad Ahmad was sworn in as the new president of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association (NWSBA) before an audience of over 200 colleagues, family and friends at Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington. President Ahmad honored the past 60 presidents of the NWSBA, highlighting the incredible work they have all done to grow the association and help it thrive.

In tradition, the outgoing president, Gary Newland, paid homage to his board and the work they accomplished in the past year. As one great presidency comes to an end, another emerges. Mr. Newland welcomed the new President Ahmad saying, "as John Fitzgerald Kennedy said, 'The torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans.' Moe, you are representative of that generation. You take over in a time when you can lead this greatest association with your new ideas and new ways of doing things.... Moe, thank you for allowing us to be a part of everything this evening and on behalf of the past presidents, we appreciate you recognizing us."


President Ahmad was sworn in by third district presiding judge, The Honorable Jill Cerone-Marisie during a recent event, which included the installation of new executive committee officers and board of governors by The Honorable Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans.

The other executive committee officers for the 2021-2022 fiscal year include: Kenneth Apicella, First Vice president; Anthony Calzaretta, Second Vice president; Stephanie Garces Donat, Treasurer; and Nicholas Richardson, Secretary.

Honorable Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans also installed Kenneth Donat to the Board of Governors, as well as Parliamentarians: Tja Chiapelli and George Sachs and Association Attorney: Adam Berger.

Newly installed President Ahmad honored Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans with the President's Award for Distinguished Public Service and honored Tja Chiapelli with the President's Award for her work within the legal community.

The NWSBA held a 50/50 fundraiser for the Bridge Youth and Family Services organization. Judge Jill Cerone-Marisie chose this non-for-profit for the fundraiser in honor of the late Attorney Kevin O'Donnell for his volunteer work with the organization, while highlighting the incredible work the organization does for youth and families in our local community.

"The NWSBA is a powerful organization. We have lawyers from different practice areas that offer their legal knowledge to the general public. I am honored and humbled by this opportunity to lead this great organization,"stated President Ahmad.

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