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Liz Ary and Sharonda Williams Join LEH Board of Directors

The LEH welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors: Elizabeth “Liz” Ary and Sharonda Williams. Their terms are effective immediately.

“We are delighted that Liz and Sharonda will bring their significant expertise and energetic appreciation of the humanities to advance the LEH during this time of renaissance and growth,” said executive director Miranda Restovic.

Ary is a Trust and Estate Officer for J.P. Morgan Private Bank in New Orleans. She works with families who have named J.P. Morgan as trustee or executor in their estate plans.

A graduate of Tulane University Law School, Ary also serves on the Advisory Board for The Trust for Public Land, and the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Cornerstone Council; serves as a member of the JPMorgan Chase Volunteer Leadership Group and the Asset Management Women’s Network Regional Outreach committee; and is a member of the Louisiana and Florida Bar Associations and the New Orleans Estate Planning Council.

Sharonda Williams is Special Counsel to Fishman Haygood Law Firm in New Orleans. She formerly served as New Orleans City Attorney from 2013-2015.

Prior to joining City Hall, Williams was the first African American to become a partner at Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, LLC.

Williams is active in both legal and community organizations. She has served as President of the Board for Bridge House and the Loyola Law School Alumni Association, and she currently is a Vice President of the New Orleans Bar Association. Locally, she was honored by Gambit Weekly as a “40 under 40” honoree in 2010 and as a City Business “Women of the Year” honoree in 2011. She graduated summa cum laude from Loyola Law School.