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Tim Noelker named General Counsel at the Corporation for National & Community Service

May 19, 2017

The White House has named Thompson Coburn senior counsel Tim Noelker to serve as General Counsel for the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) in Washington, D.C. Tim will leave Thompson Coburn to take up the post, which is effective July 5, 2017.

CNCS was founded by President George H. W. Bush and made an independent federal agency by President Bill Clinton. The $1 billion agency has field offices in all 50 states, plus Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the District of Columbia. From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., CNCS manages 600 employees across the nation and several hundred thousand human service volunteers in AmeriCorps, VISTA, Senior Corps, the Presidential Freedom Scholarship Program and many other programs.

Tim will manage the agency’s Office of General Counsel and serve as its point of contact with the White House. The appointment combines Tim’s many years of Thompson Coburn federal practice and his early career experience in the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, as well as his decades of nonprofit leadership service in local and national positions, including major leadership positions with Catholic Charities USA, Child Welfare League of America, and the Council on Accreditation, the New York nonprofit that regulates international adoption agencies on behalf of the U.S. State Department.

“We warmly congratulate Tim on this exciting opportunity to help lead a federal agency dedicated to community service and the health and welfare of children and adults across the country, causes that are so close to his heart,” said Thompson Coburn Chairman Tom Minogue. “We know Tim will provide this service to our country with the same passion, care, and skill that he provided to so many Thompson Coburn clients over his 30 years with us. Thank you, Tim — we wish you all the best in this splendid new position.”