Board of Directors

Savannah Robinson


Savannah is the Chief Legal Talent Officer at Barnes & Thornburg LLP and serves as the Office Administrator of the Fort Wayne Office. As Director of Legal Personnel, Savannah is responsible for managing the attorney and paralegal resources at Barnes & Thornburg LLP. She serves as the primary liaison for Legal Personnel Administration (LPA) matters between legal and internal services departments. Her responsibilities include developing and maintaining processes and tools to evaluate financial performance, utilization, and compensation of our LPA resources. Additionally, she oversees all operations of the Fort Wayne office, including but not limited to human resources, marketing, facilities, and finance. Savannah earned her bachelor’s in public affairs and legal studies and her master’s in public administration from Indiana University-Fort Wayne. Following graduation, she lectured at IPFW on human resource management and environmental policy for several years. Savannah is currently a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Human Resource Association of Northeast Indiana (NIHRA), and a member of the National Association of Law Placement (NALP). She is a member of the Association of Legal Administrators and serves on the Standards Review Committee and previously served on the Professional Development Advisory Committee. She is also a member and serves as Vice President of the Northeast Indiana Association of Legal Administrators.

Savannah is active in the community and passionate about giving back. Before becoming President of the YLNI Board, she served as Vice President, Secretary, Vice President of Membership, and co-chair of the communications, marketing, and membership task force. In addition to serving on the YLNI Board of Directors, she serves on the YLNI Foundation Board as well as the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership Board and the Greater Fort Wayne, Inc. Board. She is the Past-President of the Board of Directors for the Fort Wayne Dance Collective, is a past Dress for Success Advisory Board Member, served on the Campaign for Children Committee for SCAN, Inc., and serves on the Paralegal Committee for the Allen County Bar Association. Savannah was named one of Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly’s Twenty Millennials Making a Difference in Northeast Indiana and as one of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Finest Young Professionals in Fort Wayne in 2014 for her hard work and dedication to the community and workforce in Allen County.

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