ACEDS organizational announcement - Mary Mack Letter

Letter from Mary Mack to the ACEDS Community

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To our ACEDS Community:

I have some bittersweet news. You may have seen a note from Steve Fredette, CEO of BARBRI, ACEDS’ parent company. After four years of working with you as Executive Director of ACEDS, I have made the difficult decision to step down from this role, effective October 31st, 2019.

After much deliberation, I feel it’s time. I’m so very proud of the position our ACEDS community holds in the legal technology world and the fact that our community remains a story of global growth and career success. I’m confident our positive trend will only continue.

Your support and partnership have meant everything to Kaylee and me during our ACEDS tenure. We’ve exchanged ideas and forged new paths and together we’ve created a global community that honors accomplishment and welcomes newcomers into the electronic discovery industry. I’m especially proud of the strides we at HQ in collaboration with our chapter leaders, faculty, advisors and affiliates have made in providing career-building education and resources, and the credibility and expertise our designation exemplifies around the world.

The success ACEDS enjoys today is due to professionals and leaders like you. For all of that, and for your many kindnesses you have shown me, Kaylee, the ACEDS team and our ACEDS community, we thank you.

Moving forward, Kaylee and I will work in close collaboration with Steve, the ACEDS team and community in the search for new leadership to build upon our strong position and make new strides in the eDiscovery world.

The search for my successor will begin immediately and we will make an announcement once that person is selected. If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to reach out to me, Kaylee or anyone else on the team.

I am not viewing this as goodbye as we all appreciate what a tight community we are. I’ve always considered our community a giant living room where at one time or another, we all change chairs. It has been the honor of my career to serve you.

Kaylee and I look forward to thanking each and every one of our #eDiscoveryRockstars at Lit Support Day at ILTA, our 4th Annual ACEDS Detroit Symposium / Midwest eDiscovery Conference – “To eDiscovery and Beyond” and RelativityFest.

Looking forward to co-creating as our next adventure beckons.

Warmest regards,



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