Richard J. Martin of Clifton Park has been named assistant executive director of the New York State Bar Association.

In his new role, Martin leads the Membership Services Division, which includes the marketing, membership services and section services departments.

"For over a decade, the State Bar has greatly benefited from Rich Martin's strong business background and extensive marketing expertise. Those skills - along with his outstanding sense of professionalism, drive and effective leadership - make him the ideal candidate to take on this new role," said State Bar Executive Director Patricia K. Bucklin.

Most recently, Martin served as senior director of marketing and information services at the State Bar. He joined as director of marketing in 1998.

Previously, he served as vice-president of client services at Wolkcas Communications Group.

Martin serves on the Capital Region board of advisors for the American Cancer Society. He previously was treasurer of the New York Capital Region Chapter of the American Marketing Association.

Martin is a graduate of the University of Albany and Sage Graduate School. He is a native of Queensbury.

The 77,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. It was founded in 1876.

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