Linda Gordon Howard, longtime Landmark Graduate, Seminar Leader, and Staff Member who served as General Counsel and Vice President for Legal at Landmark Worldwide, passed away peacefully on September 15th, 2023.
Born in Ettrick, Virginia, in 1949, Linda was a trailblazer from an early age. She was the first Black and first female student to serve as the Student Council President at the University of Virginia Law School and a legislative assistant in the United States Senate.
As a child of educators, Linda’s passion for law and justice was deeply ingrained. As a Landmark Program Leader and Staff Member, Linda’s love of people and making a difference was extraordinary.
Before coming to Landmark, Linda served in various high-profile roles, including as Staff Attorney at the Urban Mass Transportation Administration and Counsel to the President of Hunter College. She was a tenured professor at Ohio State University Law School. She also served as Acting Executive Director, Interdepartmental Task Force on Women at the White House.
Her life and career were covered in an article published by the University of Virginia Law School
Linda had a passionate commitment to inclusion and ethical conduct. Her advocacy work for the rights of disabled citizens and her pioneering book, “The Sexual Harassment Handbook,” have left an indelible impact.
In 2019 she gave the commencement address at the University of Virginia Law School.
The only thing that may have matched her extraordinary list of professional accomplishments, was her sense of humor, infectious laugh, and love of a good story.
She leaves behind a loving family, and legions of friends and mentees whose lives have been profoundly impacted by her wisdom and kindness.
We join everyone who had the privilege of knowing her in celebrating a life well lived.