Sirena Kestner, an experienced court professional with 17 years’ experience including more than 10 years in court management, is the Council’s new Association Manager
Sirena started her career at the Supreme Court of Virginia Clerk’s Office, where she held the roles of Bookkeeper, Docket & Opinions Clerk, Legal Assistant and ultimately as a managing Deputy Clerk. In 2016, Sirena was selected as the Clerk of Court for New Kent County General District Court. As Clerk of Court she was the Chief Administrator of the Court, responsible for the management and application of court resources. She had authority over all financial performance, staffing, budget development, efficient case load processing and public relations.
She has been involved in numerous professional organizations, including National Association for Court Management (NACM), Mid-Atlantic Association for Court Management (MAACM), National Association for Appellate Court Clerks (NCACC), and the Association of Clerks of the District Courts of Virginia. Additionally, Sirena spent several years volunteering as the Southeast Regional Conference Coordinator for Alpha Phi Fraternity and was the Co-Host of the 2014 NCACC Conference in Richmond, Virginia.
Sirena is a graduate of Christopher Newport University where she received a bachelor’s degree in Government Administration with a concentration in Legal Studies.
Sirena resides in Virginia with her husband and their daughter.
Sirena replaces Janet Reid who was promoted to serve as the National Center’s director of development. Sydney Rohnow, the Council’s former administrative specialist, was promoted to association manager for two other associations, AJA (American Judges Association) and NCPJ (National College of Probate Judges). We wish them all the best in their new positions.