Kimberly H. Stogner of Womble Bond Dickinson in Winston-Salem has been elected to serve as president-elect of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA). The election took place on Friday, June 23, at the NCBA Annual Meeting in Wilmington.
Stogner will serve in 2023-24 as president-elect of the NCBA and the North Carolina Bar Foundation (NCBF) and will chair the Audit & Finance Committee of both organizations. She will be installed next June at the 2024 Annual Meeting as the 130th president of the NCBA.
Her name was placed in nomination by Immediate Past President Jon Heyl, who served as chair of the NCBA Past Presidents’ Council which annually nominates the president-elect. Seconding speeches were provided by Cynthia Rothschild and Scott Schaaf.
Following her election, in keeping with NCBA tradition, Stogner was ushered to the stage by those past presidents who were in attendance at the event.
“I am honored and humbled to be nominated by the Past Presidents of the North Carolina Bar Association to serve as President-Elect,” Stogner said. “This is a prestigious leadership responsibility. I will devote myself to serving in a manner that reflects the mission of the North Carolina Bar Association, promoting the administration of justice for all and encouraging the highest standards of integrity, competence, civility, and well-being of all members of the profession.”
Stogner is a 1986 graduate (cum laude) of Wake Forest University and a 1994 graduate (cum laude) of Wake Forest University School of Law, where she was editor of the Wake Forest Law Review. She has practiced with Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP and its predecessor, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP, since 2009. She is a partner with the firm, leader of the Trusts and Estates team and a member of the Wealth Management Industry team. She is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law.
She served as a personal trust officer for two national banking organizations prior to attending law school and earned the Certified Financial Planner designation. She began her legal career with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton (1994-2000) and later practiced with Vaughn Perkinson Ehlinger Moxley & Stogner, LLP (2001-2008).
Stogner has held many roles within the NCBA, including service as chair of the Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section (2009-10). She served on the NCBA Board of Governors and the NCBF Board of Directors from 2010-13 and was a member of their executive committees throughout her tenure. Stogner has also served as co-chair of the Legislative Advisory Committee (2018-22), as a member of multiple committees, and as a charter member of the NCBA Health Benefit Board of Trustees, serving from 2002-09.