The Houston Bar Association named Mindy G. Davidson as its new executive director. She succeeds longtime executive director Kay Sim, who retired March 1.

“I am inspired by the commitment of the HBA staff to serving the needs of the Houston-area lawyers and our community,” Davidson said in a news release. “It is an honor and I look forward to working with the board of directors and the HBA staff to build on this strong foundation as we approach the HBA’s 150th anniversary.”

Mindy G. Davidson

Davidson has spent the past three decades advising clients on the design, implementation, and administration of broad-based and executive compensation and benefits strategies. She most recently served as senior director of Alvarez & Marsal. Davidson has also served as lead counsel for compensation and benefits to LyondellBasell.

“We are excited to have Mindy join us as executive director, building on Kay Sim’s enormous contributions to HBA,” said HBA President Warren Harris in a news release. “Mindy’s legal background will be a great asset as she leads us in this time of change. I look forward to the new energy and insight she will bring to the HBA.”

Davidson is certified with distinction in nonprofit leadership and nonprofit finance by the Rice University Center for Philanthropic & Nonprofit Leadership and holds a senior certified professional certificate from the Society for Human Resource Management. Davidson is a Houston Bar Foundation Life Fellow and a Texas Bar Foundation Fellow. She also serves on the Houston Area Women’s Center Board of Directors and is a leader in the Center for Women in Law.

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