Vickie Adams has been promoted to director of the Institute of Law and Technology and co-director of the Institute for Energy Law, The Center for American and International Law announced.
The promotion makes Adams the first female Institute for Energy Law director in the institute’s history. The Plano-based center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing justice and promoting the rule of law through the professional development of legal and law enforcement practitioners worldwide.
Adams’ promotion to director of the Institute of Law and Technology follows the retirement of Wendy Castellana, former CAIL vice president and director of ILT.
“Vickie has made an outstanding impact on CAIL and IEL through her eagerness to innovate and develop our programs and organization,” T.L. Cubbage, president of CAIL said in a statement. “We are excited for her and are certain that she will be able to bring her ambitions for ILT into effect successfully.”
Eager to continue building a strong network
Adams said she’s enthusiastic about her leadership prospects with ILT and IEL.
“There is no limit to what can be achieved in this dynamic legal field. I am eager to provide ILT members a space to continue developing as professionals and build a strong network with their peers nationwide,” Adams said in a statement. “Moreover, I am delighted to become a co-director of IEL so I can continue to work with the incredible people I’ve had the privilege of connecting with over the past eight years.”
Adams joined the center in 2014 as a part-time staff assistant working with Criminal Justice and Grant programs. In 2015, she began supporting the Institute for Energy Law, receiving promotions to associate director and deputy director.
As deputy director, Adams helped lead the charge to increase IEL’s membership, helping to produce two new publications and revamp another existing one, the center said. Adams increased diversity among IEL’s leadership and faculty.
“Vickie has been a longtime associate of mine, and the impact she has had in IEL is undeniable,” IEL Director Jay Ray said in a statement. “Having worked alongside Vickie for many years now, I consider her an invaluable part of our team, and it’s fantastic that she is now being publicly recognized as co-director.”
Before coming to CAIL, Adams was a legal counsel at Bank2, a Chickasaw Nation-owned bank in Oklahoma.
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