San Diego FBA Named Chapter of the Year and Receives National Awards

Updated: Oct 11

San Diego FBA members attended the great 2022 FBA Annual Meeting & Convention in Charleston, South Carolina.


The San Diego FBA proudly received the 2022 Chapter of the Year Award! This award recognized our superior activities, including in programming, membership outreach, and administration. But we didn't stop there. The San Diego FBA also received the 2022 Meritorious Newsletter Award. Thank you, members, for your commitment and service to the San Diego FBA. This recognition would not have been possible without you.


Pictured: Past Chapter presidents Michelle M. Pettit and Joseph S. Leventhal and President-Elect Mary Cile Glover-Rogers in receipt of the 2022 Chapter of the Year and Meritorious Newsletter awards.


Pictured: President-Elect Mary Cile Glover-Rogers receiving the 2022 Chapter of the Year Award, along with New Orleans Chapter President and National FBA President Anh Le Kremer.


Immediate Past-President Rebecca Church received the Robyn J. Spalter Outstanding Achievement Award, which recognizes one nationwide attorney per year and encourages meaningful legal, community, public, and charitable service by members of the FBA who joined as younger attorneys. We share more about her award here.


Pictured: Past Chapter president Joseph S. Leventhal, Immediate Past-President Rebecca Church, Past Chapter president Michelle M. Pettit, and President-Elect Mary Cile Glover-Rogers congratulating Rebecca on her receipt of the Robyn J. Spalter Outstanding Achievement Award.


FBA member Connie Wu received a Younger Federal Lawyer Award, which recognizes outstanding professional achievements and performance over a sustained period along with significant contributions to the legal profession and community. Readers can learn more about Connie's achievements as a federal lawyer in our Member Spotlight, Connie Wu: Empowered to Serve.


The San Diego FBA was also fortunate to have Megan Mazza present the Peter J. Mazza Outstanding Federal Lawyer Award to Barbara M. Bowens. Peter Mazza is a past president of the San Diego FBA. Sadly, in 2020, Pete passed away at the age of 42. At the time of his passing, Pete was the First Assistant in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California, second only to the U.S. Attorney. The Peter J. Mazza Award is presented as a memorial to the outstanding, inspirational, and selfless leadership Pete Mazza demonstrated throughout his life, both professionally and in his community service. Both Megan and Barbara provided heartwarming speeches honoring the memory of Pete.


Pictured: Megan Mazza congratulating Barbara M. Bowens on her receipt of the Peter J. Mazza Outstanding Federal Lawyer Award.


Finally, the San Diego FBA proudly recognizes past presidents Michelle M. Pettit and Joseph S. Leventhal who were sworn-in as members of the Board of Directors for the National Federal Bar Association.


Pictured: Past Chapter presidents Joseph S. Leventhal and Michelle M. Pettit being sworn-in as National Federal Bar Association Directors.