On October 27, 2016, the North Carolina Bar Association hosted a wonderful gathering of leaders in the law who came together for the unveiling of a portrait of Allan B. Head. Many reading this blog will not know Allan, others will. Allan is retiring January 1, 2017 after 43 years as the Executive Director of the North Carolina Bar Association. Allan is recognized nationally for his leadership skills, his willingness and drive to help anyone he meets, and his positive outlook. Those who spoke and reflected on Allan’s life moved the crowd to tears – some of laughter and some of heartfelt emotion – by recounting Allan’s selfless nature, his loyalty to friends and to the profession he loves. We, the lawyers and staff of Hannah Sheridan Loughridge and Cochran, would like to take this opportunity to share our best wishes to Allan and his family as he transitions towards retirement and thank him for his incredible life of service to the legal profession.
Allan closed his remarks by citing a benediction originally pronounced by Chaplain Dr. Richard Halverson, former chaplain of the United States Senate. We thought this a good sentiment to share with our friends:
“You go nowhere by accident.
Wherever you go, God is sending you.
Wherever you are, God has put you there; He has a purpose in you being there.
Christ, who indwells you, has something He wants to do through you where you are.
Believe this and go in His grace and love and power.”