The Diversity Committee was created in 2006 to facilitate increased participation by culturally diverse individuals within our community and market. The committee regularly holds gatherings and programming in connection with NABL conferences to raise awareness of the opportunities for participation in NABL activities. A high priority of the NABL Board of Directors and the Diversity Committee over the past few years has been to identify diverse members of NABL interested in participating in the work of NABL committees, serving as panelists at the NABL seminars and teleconferences, and writing for NABL publications. These efforts have resulted in the increased involvement of diverse members in these activities and will continue to be a key element of the work of the Diversity Committee.

Committee Leadership


Victoria Byerly

Kline Alvarado Veio, P.C.
Olympia, WA

Vice Chair

Melissa Lopez Rógers

Dentons US LLP
St. Louis, MO

Board Liaison

John W. Hutchinson

Nixon Peabody LLP
New York, NY

From the Committee

  • Webinars

Pathways to Leadership: Firm Partnership

NABL members were invited to participate in the third segment of the Diversity Committee’s new Pathways to Leadership Series on May 9. View the webinar to learn more and watch…

Mentor and mentees having an aside conversation during a NABL conference.
  • In Progress

Mentorship Program 2024

Program designed to match experienced bond law professionals with younger professionals early in their public finance careers.

  • Webinars

Leadership Pathways to Leadership Series: MSRB Board Service

NABL members were invited to participate in the second segment of the Diversity Committee’s new Pathways to Leadership Series. View the webinar to learn more.

  • Webinars

Ethics: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – What is Implicit Bias? Its Effects on the Practice of Law and Practical Solutions [Workshop 2022]

America has been heralded as the great “Melting Pot”. However, over the years, studies have shown that we all have unconscious biases that unintentionally affect every aspect of our dealings…