February Monthly Luncheon - DEIA Educational Presentation

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Saul Ewing, Miami & Fort Lauderdale Offices


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Speaker: DeAnna L. Vaughan, CLM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Cultural competence is an awareness of the cultural differences that makes each person unique; it is the ability to interact with and appreciate belief systems that differ from our own, thereby creating a way for everyone to work cross culturally. The goal of this presentation is to enhance knowledge and skills for building and maintaining a multicultural organization and becoming positive change agents for our workplaces. This program asks participants to understand and reflect on their role as a leader responsible for promoting inclusion and building successful and effective working relationships within our organizations.

Presented by the Diversity Equity Inclusion and Accessibility Committee of the Association of Legal Administrators

CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management (HR)

CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management (HR)

DeAnna has been a legal professional for over 25 years and is currently the Manager, Office Operations for the Houston office of White & Case LLP.   In her role, DeAnna works with the Houston Office Executive Partner, the Americas Chief Operating Officer and the Americas Director of Office Operations to meet the needs of the Houston office.  Since joining White & Case, DeAnna has overseen the build-out of over 66,000 square feet of office space and has managed the growth of the Houston office over the past 5 years, having seen the office grow from 3 partners to an office of over 130 employees. 

DeAnna joined ALA in 1998 and was a member of the Orange County Chapter until moving to Houston in 2011.  DeAnna served on the Orange County Board and is a past president of the Houston Chapter.  She has also served on too many ALA committees/positions to list, including being the Chair of the 2016 Annual Conference Committee, a member of the Chapter Resource Team and is currently serving on the Association’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Committee while also serving on Houston’s Business Partner Relations Committee and their Retreat Committee. 

DeAnna is a Certified Legal Manager, Senior Professional in Human Resources and a SHRM-SCP.  She also completed the Legal Lean Sigma Institute Yellow Belt Certification and Adult Mental Health First Aid USA courses.  Most recently, DeAnna earned a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Certificate from the University of South Florida. 

DeAnna was awarded the 2016 Susan French Memorial Region 4 Volunteer of the Year Award, ALA’s 2020 Outstanding Association Volunteer Award and the Houston Chapter’s 2022 Volunteer of the Year award. 

Beyond her professional pursuits, DeAnna enjoys spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren, extended family and friends.


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