Fry Succeeds Arnold as CHS Chair

June 30, 2021 –

Last week, Cynthia Arnold passed the gavel to Clark Partington shareholder Megan Fry, who succeeds Ms. Arnold as Chair of the board of Children’s Home Society’s Western Division for the 2021-2023 term.   

When we approached Ms. Fry to congratulate her on this tremendous achievement, she graciously thanked us and offered these words of praise for the outgoing chair:

“Cynthia guided us through a most challenging term with a servant’s heart and leadership.  She is an inspiration to our board and we offer our gratitude and appreciation for her guidance.  She has left big shoes to fill!”

We congratulate and thank both Ms. Fry and Ms. Arnold for answering this important call to serve children and families in our community.

Children’s Home Society (CHS) serves children and families statewide and leads the way in developing and delivering solutions that drastically change life trajectories for those served.  The Western Division serves Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties, specifically providing counseling, post-adoption support, youth job training and placement and services for homeless youth and teens transitioning out of foster care.  The Western Division was recently awarded a grant from Sunday’s Child to support youth Street Outreach services for runaway and homeless youth.   Reid Torgersen of Torgersen Causey Insurance will serve as Vice-Chair.


Megan F. Fry is a shareholder who focuses primarily on business and real estate litigation in state and federal courts in Florida and Alabama.  She represents title insurers and their insureds, real estate owners, individuals and financial institutions in all types of litigation matters, including but not limited to, real property disputes, title liability and commercial real estate defaults.  Her practice also focuses on business dissolution, shareholder disputes and general commercial litigation.

Ms. Fry is an AV rated lawyer who has been repeatedly recognized for her outstanding leadership abilities by several prestigious organizations.  She currently serves as President of NAIOP Northwest Florida, and in 2018, was honored as the Chapter’s “Developing Leader of the Year.”  She has served as a member of Leadership Florida’s Connect Class VIII (2017), as well as Leadership Pensacola’s Class of 2014.  Since 2012, Megan has received annual recognition as a Florida Super Lawyer “Rising Star,” and in 2010, she was named a “Rising Star” by Pensacola’s Independent Weekly.

About Clark Partington:

Clark Partington is the largest business focused firm in the Florida panhandle with offices in Pensacola, Destin, Grayton Beach & Tallahassee.  The firm also maintains a presence in South Alabama with an Orange Beach office.  Since 1976 Clark Partington has grown to over forty lawyers and has served the people and businesses of Florida through an innovative and collaborative approach to practicing law.  Our lawyers are consistently recognized for their service to the profession and excellence in the courtroom.  More information about the firm’s practice, its attorneys, and recognitions may be found at www.clarkpartington.com.