Management Team

The Board of Directors of VirtualCourthouse, LLC currently consists of M. Kenneth Bien, Arthur M. Monty Ahalt, William Korab. These individuals bring over one hundred (100) years of experience from the business community, legal community and the Justice Community. Many of the current technological and business process changes occurring in the legal and justice communities can be traced to the many innovations initiated by the management team. Brief histories and profiles of these individuals are listed below.

Chairman of the Board: M. Kenneth Bien

Mr. Bien is a native of Kansas City, Missouri and holds both an undergraduate degree in Business and a MBA in Finance from the University of Missouri. He has spent over twenty-seven years with Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) planning, designing, implementing and operating information systems for large Fortune 500 companies and governmental agencies. Mr. Bien was a partner for sixteen years while at Accenture. He has held many managerial and leadership positions with Accenture including:

Led the Andersen Government Practice in the western United States. His responsibilities included strategy and operational responsibilities for over 100 professionals and a sales and revenue budget of over $50 million annually. The practice more than doubled in size, both in revenue and personnel, in the five years of Mr. Bien's leadership.

Founded JusticeLink, the leading electronic filing and court access service. He led a team that developed a comprehensive Business Case, led fundraising efforts, and developed the pilot application and the merger of JusticeLink into a leading court information firm.

Board Member / Chief Executive Officer:  Arthur M. Monty Ahalt

Judge Ahalt retired as a Circuit Court judge in Prince George's County, Maryland, in 1999 after seventeen years on the bench. Upon his retirement, Judge Ahalt accepted a position on the Board of Directors of JusticeLink. He served Chief Industry Advisor for LexisNexis CourtLink (successor to JusticeLink) until January 2004. During his judicial career as Chairman of the Court's Technology Committee, Judge Ahalt was the Court's Chief of Information Technology. He was responsible for organizing the Court's National electronic filing pilot in 1996. This pilot represented the first comprehensive effort nationally to file pleadings electronically and to organize the Court's information electronically so that it is available to the public through electronic communications. Judge Ahalt is an internationally recognized advocate, lecturer, and presenter of technology programs, having made presentations to the:

  • Conference of Chief Justices
  • Conference of State Court Administrators, National Court Reporters Association
  • American Bar Association, American Bar TechShow
  • Maryland, Connecticut. Arkansas and Texas State Bar Associations

He has also made presentations to international groups from numerous countries. For many years he was on  the faculty of the Institute for Court Management - National Center for State Courts where he has conducted seminars on electronic filing, electronic public access to the courts and public policy considerations of electronic public access. He has published numerous articles on how courts can embrace change through the implementation of technology. For more information, please visit http://www.montyahalt.com.

Board Member: William Korab

Mr. Korab joined the Board of Directors in September 2001. Before joining VirtualCourthouse, Mr. Korab served General Foods (now Kraft Foods) for twenty-four years in various management positions. He concluded his service with Kraft Foods in 1990 as the Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales.

In 1990, Mr. Korab became President of Pet, Inc., where he focused on the spin off of Pet, Inc. from Whitman Corp. as an independent corporation and the establishment of a viable track record. Upon leaving Pet, Inc. he became CEO of Ellenco, Inc., a family owned engineered systems company focused primarily on commercial, industrial, and institutional fire alarm systems. Ellenco, Inc. was sold to Siemens, A.G. in October 2000.