August 1, 2016

CBA Announces New Executive Director

 CINCINNATI, Ohio, Aug. 1, 2016 – The Cincinnati Bar Association (CBA) is pleased to announce Catherine Glover as its new executive director, effective Aug. 8, 2016.

CBA President Doug Dennis chaired the search committee for the new role. “After an extensive nationwide search over several months, Catherine stood out. She has unique experience and energy that we believe will help us fulfill the CBA’s mission, serve its members and grow its membership and reach in the legal community. We are excited to have Catherine on board and look forward to working with her towards these goals,” said Dennis.

Glover has a long history of leadership experience in membership organizations, most recently as the CEO of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Tennessee Manufacturers Association. Prior to that, she was president and CEO at several other regional chambers. In 2015, Glover and her team were recognized by the National Council of State Chambers for highest membership growth in dollars and highest non-dues/sponsorships growth. 

"I am honored to have been chosen as the next executive director of the CBA. The mission, focus, goals and objectives of this integral membership-centric association align with my passion and motivation to serve those that are directly responsible for upholding the Constitution of the United States, who promote American democracy, espouse the concept of justice and make a difference in our world. To ensure success, I am inspired by an incredibly dedicated volunteer board of trustees, as well as an extremely talented and well-honed CBA staff," said Glover.

As executive director of the CBA, Glover will serve as chief executive officer of the association with a membership base of over 4,000 legal professionals. She will be taking over from the CBA’s executive director of more than 20 years, John Norwine, who announced his retirement this summer. Norwine is the 2016 winner of the National Association for Bar Executive’s highest honor, the Bolton Award. This award is given annually to a bar executive who epitomizes the highest standard of professional excellence. Norwine plans to stay on as a consultant to the CBA through the end of the year and will remain an active member of the association and legal community.

About Cincinnati Bar Association

As one of the oldest and largest local legal associations in the United States, the Cincinnati Bar Association is committed to serving its members and providing information to the public regarding the legal community and legal education.

Media inquiries should be directed to Aris Yowell, director of communications, at or (513) 699-1391.

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