Joseph M. Hanna, the founder and Chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Diversity Task Force and Chair of the firm’s Sports and Entertainment Practice Group, has been elected President of the Minority Bar Association of Western New York Foundation, Inc. Joe has a long history of involvement with the MBAWNY, including a tenure as the organization’s president.
For more than 40 years, the MBAWNY has worked to enhance the legal services available to minority communities. The organization provides scholarships and mentoring programs to students and educational and professional support to minority attorneys and legal professionals.
In 2004, the MBAWNY organized the Minority Bar Association of Western New York Foundation, a not-for-profit organization providing financial assistance to individuals interested in pursuing a career in law. As President, Joe will oversee the Foundation’s efforts to grow minority representation in the legal community and work with local colleges to award scholarships to deserving students.
Joe has received numerous recognitions for his diversity-focused efforts, including the George B. Vashon Innovator Award from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association and the Diversity Trailblazer Award from the New York State Bar Association, and he serves in diversity-related positions for organizations such as the American Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute.
For more information on the MBAWNY and the Foundation, visit http://minoritybar.org.