Josh McIntyre Named NCAJ’s New Senior Director of Outreach & Engagement

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December 14, 2022
Josh McIntyre

Josh McIntyre will join NCAJ’s professional team as senior director of outreach and engagement beginning Jan. 3.

He brings more than a decade of membership, marketing and operational experience in legal support and association management.

NCAJ Executive Director Shannon Leskin said McIntyre’s combination of experience and passion for NCAJ’s mission make him an excellent fit for the organization.

“Josh understands the role that NCAJ plays in the lives and careers of our members as well as how vital a thriving membership is to NCAJ achieving its mission of protecting people and working for a just and fair system for all of our clients,” she said. “He has spent the bulk of his career helping lawyers work toward these goals through his participation in service and education organizations. NCAJ will benefit immensely from his skills and expertise.”

As senior director of outreach and engagement, McIntyre will lead member services, sections, divisions and caucus, diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, research and the NCAJ NEXT Leadership Program. He will also assist in staff-related governance matters and special projects.

McIntyre said he is honored to be working with the group.

“NCAJ has a legendary reputation as the nexus of the trial lawyers’ bar in our state,” he said. “It’s where plaintiffs’ attorneys and defense attorneys go to become better lawyers and learn from one another. I am passionate about the work NCAJ does because it enables its members to seek justice for those who most deserve it.”

Before joining NCAJ McIntyre served as the director of policy and network advancement for the National Council of Teachers of English, where he managed legislative agendas and partnerships at federal and state levels and coordinated nationwide professional learning opportunities. Before working at NCTE, he directed the membership and communities departments for the North Carolina Bar Association, including the association’s annual convention. He has also worked with students, professors and law school administrators in bar exam preparation and professional licensing requirements across the eastern United States as a senior director at Kaplan Bar Review. McIntyre is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned his law degree from UNC School of Law.

McIntyre serves as an officer in the Sixteenth Judicial District and Durham Bar Association, a board member on the Durham Expunction and Restoration Program and is a member of the University of North Carolina School of Law’s Advancement Committee. His wife, Sarah, practices family law, and they both enjoy hiking along the Eno River with their toddler and four-legged best friend.