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Mark Suchman Appointed Executive Director of the American Bar Foundation

Mark Suchman has been appointed Executive Director of the American Bar Foundation (ABF). Currently a Professor of Sociology at Brown University, Suchman will join the ABF in September 2023. He will succeed Interim Executive Director Bryant Garth to become the tenth Executive Director in the ABF’s seventy-year history. 
“The ABF has an unparalleled history of innovative research, inclusive collegiality, and responsive engagement, and I’m eager to build on that tradition to expand the ABF’s breadth, vision, and impact for the future,” said Suchman. “I’m honored by the opportunity to head such a remarkable team, and I’m thrilled to be able to contribute my interdisciplinary leadership experience, my love of sociolegal scholarship, and my lifelong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.”  
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