Joan serves as Director of Legal Recruiting and Placement in Latitude’s Indianapolis, Indiana office.   Before joining Latitude, she served as General Counsel, Ethics Officer, and Chief of Staff for the Indiana Attorney General’s Office.    Prior to her work at the Indiana Attorney General’s Office, Joan was an attorney with Barnes & Thornburg, LLP where she was a member of the Finance, Insolvency and Restructuring Department.  She previously served as staff attorney to the Honorable Frank J. Otte of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana.  Joan began her legal career as an associate with the firm of Kroger, Gardis & Regas where she practiced in the areas of commercial bankruptcy law and business litigation.

Joan received her B.A. from Indiana University Bloomington and her J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana.   She is an adjunct professor for IU McKinney where she has taught secured transactions for the past ten years.

Active in the community in both civic and professional organizations,  Joan is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation,  the  Indianapolis Bar Association, and the Sagamore American Inn of Court. Her family was instrumental in the formation of the International School of Indiana which has been in operation for over 25 years,  she chaired the Heartland International Film Festival Awards program and was an active volunteer at her children’s schools.  Joan and her husband Tom enjoy traveling, cooking, and hiking.   They have four children and live in Zionsville, Indiana with their three dogs.