Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Announces Attorney's Appointment to Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board


PHOENIX, Ariz. (January 30, 2014) – Carolyn J. Johnsen, an attorney with Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, has been appointed to the 20-member national board of the Smithsonian Libraries for a three-year term. The Smithsonian Libraries, encompassing the Smithsonian’s 20 libraries, is the largest museum and research library system in the world containing over 2 million volumes including rare books and manuscripts and a multitude of digital databases serving a global audience.

 “We welcome Ms. Johnsen as a member of our Board,” said Nancy E. Gwinn, Director of the Smithsonian Libraries. “Her diverse background in science, history and law will provide valuable insight as we continue our dedicated mission to provide services for scholars, scientists, curators, historians and the public at large.”

Of great significance is the Smithsonian Libraries’ leadership role in the international Biodiversity Heritage Library that provides access to research in biodiversity world-wide. “There are not enough superlatives to describe how thrilled I am to serve on the Libraries board, and to be able to play a role in preserving history and promoting vital research resources,” said Johnsen.

 Johnsen chairs the Business Restructuring & Reorganization section at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, a 72-year old law firm based in Phoenix, Arizona with an additional office in Washington, D.C.  She has over 27 years of experience in commercial bankruptcy practice representing sizeable debtor entities and creditors in numerous industries. She holds a B.S. degree in Wildlife & Fisheries Science from Texas A&M University, a J.D. degree from Texas Tech University, and an M.A. degree in Military History from Norwich University.


About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

Jennings Strouss & Salmon is one of the Southwest's leading law firms, providing legal counsel for over 70 years through its offices in Phoenix, Peoria, and Yuma, Arizona; and Washington, D.C. The firm's primary areas of practice include agribusiness; bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights; construction; corporate and securities; employee benefits and pensions; energy; family law and domestic relations; health care; intellectual property; labor and employment; litigation; real estate; surety and fidelity; tax; and trust and estates. For additional information please visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.


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