FCBA Selects New Executive Director

Published: March 14, 2022

In January, the Federal Court Bar Association selected Tina Chericoni Versaci as its new Executive Director.

Ms. Versaci, an attorney, is active in the administration of educational and civic organizations, including the Schenectady County Public Library, where she is Vice President of the Board of Trustees, and SUNY Schenectady County Community College, for which she serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees.  Ms. Versaci is a 1996 graduate of Albany Law School and was previously a partner and associate attorney at O’Connell & Aronowitz, P.C., specializing in litigation. She resides in Schenectady with her husband and three children and will be working part-time in this role, which has transitioned into a fully remote position.

“Tina is an accomplished professional with broad experience practicing law, running not-for-profit organizations, and serving the upstate community,” said Adam J. Katz, FCBA President.  “I could not be more pleased to have her on the team and look forward to working with her in the coming year.”

As Executive Director, Ms. Versaci works with FCBA’s officers, directors, and members to organize FCBA-sponsored events, including Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses; recruit new members; and coordinate the Pro Se Assistance Program.

“The Executive Director position with the FCBA is the perfect balance of legal and administrative skills that fits well with my past work experience.  I am fortunate to have a supportive and engaged Board of Directors to partner with and I am looking forward to engaging with the members of the Federal Bar,” said Ms. Versaci.

Ms. Versaci replaces Shelly Childers, who served as FCBA Executive Director for six years and now works for the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce.

“We greatly appreciate Shelly’s service to the FCBA, particularly her stewardship during the pandemic and the help she has provided to Tina during the transition,” said FCBA President Katz.  “We wish Shelly all the best – and year-round warm weather – in Florida.”