On May 1, Venable's director of career development, Traci Mundy Jenkins, became president-elect of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP). NALP is one of the most distinguished legal recruiting and professional development associations in North America, playing an essential role in cultivating an ethical hiring process and building diverse and inclusive legal teams. Traci will serve as president-elect until 2021 and then as NALP president from 2021 through 2022.
An associate alumna of Venable, Traci has broad experience in legal recruiting and development, having served as founder and managing partner of a recruiting and consulting company, and as assistant dean at the American University Washington College of Law, where she spent a total of 15 years, as well as having an extensive history of association and community leadership. At NALP alone, during her 17 years with the organization, Traci has held positions as board member, vice chair of the Annual Education Conference, and vice chair of strategic planning for the Lawyer Professional Development Section, and was an elected member of the Nominating Committee, among other roles. Traci has also previously served as president of the Washington Area Legal Recruitment Administrators Association (WALRAA), president of the Burke-Fairfax Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., president of Housing and Community Services of Northern Virginia, and in leadership positions for a number of other community groups.
Traci earned her BA in Economics from Wellesley College and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law.