(CLEVELAND – July 31, 2014) - Regional managing partner Fred Nance was honored with the “Managing Partner of the Year Pathfinder Award” at the Fourth Annual African-American Managing Partners and General Counsel Dinner on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The awards dinner took place during the National Bar Association’s 89th Annual Convention. Founded in 1925, the National Bar Association is the nation's oldest and largest association of African American lawyers and judges.
The Pathfinder Award is given to one managing partner and one general counsel, who have distinguished themselves in the legal profession. Alongside Mr. Nance, Teri McClure, Chief Legal, Communications and Compliance Officer, UPS, was honored. Roderick (“Rick”) Palmore, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, General Mills was also presented with the “William T. Coleman Lifetime Achievement Award.” The event was hosted by Lloyd Johnson Jr., Founder and former Director of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA).
Mr. Nance serves as Squire Patton Boggs’ regional managing partner and leads the firm’s Sports and Entertainment Group in the US. From 2009-2012, Mr. Nance served as the Cleveland Browns’ General Counsel, while remaining a partner at Squire Patton Boggs. His current capacity with the Browns is as Senior Advisor and Special Counsel. Within the community, Mr. Nance is a member of the Executive Committees of the Greater Cleveland Partnership and the Ohio Business Roundtable, and is the most recent past Chairman of the Executive Committee of the 50 Club of Cleveland. Mr. Nance currently serves on the Boards of the Cleveland Clinic (as a fiduciary director), The Cleveland Foundation, the Greater Cleveland Partnership and RPM International Inc. He was recently appointed by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson to two boards dedicated to downtown and lakefront development. Mr. Nance also serves on the Advisory Board of the National Association of Black Sports Professionals.