Colorado Women’s Bar Association Announces 2017-2018 Board Leadership

June 06, 2017 1:11 PM | Kim Sporrer, APR (Administrator)

DENVER (June 6, 2017) — The Colorado Women’s Bar Association (CWBA), a nonprofit organization focused on advancing and promoting women in the legal profession and the welfare of all women in Colorado, announces its 2017-2018 Board Leadership.

The CWBA 2017-2018 President is Wendy E. Weigler of Denver who was sworn in on May 20, 2017 as President for a one-year term.  She joined the CWBA Board of Directors in 2008 and is a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations.  She also served two terms on the Board of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations, where she was on the Executive Committee and chair of the Awards Committee.

Wendy Weigler is Of Counsel with Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP, following a merger with Lansky, Weigler & Porter, P.C., a women-owned law firm Wendy founded in 2006. Wendy’s practice focuses on community association law, including the representation of condominium communities and homeowners associations throughout Colorado. She received her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Albany in 1991 and her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law in 1994.  Wendy is a frequent lecturer on condo and HOA law and has published several articles in industry publications.

Wendy succeeds Sarah Chase-McRorie who remains on the board as Immediate Past President. Sarah is Senior Legal Counsel for Matrix Financial Solutions, Inc. a Broadridge company, and oversees the legal department for the business unit based in Denver.

President-Elect for 2017-2018 is Catherine “Cat” Shea, an Assistant Regulation Counsel for the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel. In that capacity, Cat investigates attorney discipline and disability and magistrate matters.

Other CWBA Executive Committee Members for 2017-2018 include the following:
  • Vice President:  Jessica Brown, CWBA 2015-2016 Past President and a partner in Gibson Dunn's Denver Office specializing in employment law and class action litigation.
  • Secretary:  Ryann Fogel, who is currently taking a break from the active practice of law to raise her two sons.  Since graduating from the University of Denver College of Law in 2009, Ryann has worked in various legal positions, most recently as an Associate at McConnell Fleischner & Houghtaling, where her law practice consisted of professional liability defense, typically in legal malpractice actions.
  •  Treasurer:  Gretchen Moore, a Tax & Accounting Associate at Harper Hofer & Associates, LLC. Gretchen provides tax planning, tax preparation, and litigation support services related to tax and accounting.
  • Historian:  Diane Wozniak, an attorney in Baker Hostetler’s litigation group. Diane specializes in family law with a focus on Colorado families with complex financial estates.

Additional members elected to serve on the 2017-2018 Board of Directors are listed on our website at


The Colorado Women’s Bar Association (CWBA) is a nonprofit organization focused on advancing and promoting the welfare of all women in Colorado since 1978. Dedicated to advancing women as leaders in the law, the CWBA brings together lawyers and legal professionals from all levels of experience for networking events, professional education, an annual convention, and community service projects focused on helping women help themselves. With more than 1,600 members, the CWBA is the largest diversity bar association in Colorado and is one of the biggest and most influential women’s bar associations in the country.  To learn more, visit

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