Report of the Nominating Committee


Pursuant to Article 7 of the Division Bylaws, the Nominating Committee (John Mitchell, Afi S. Johnson-Parris, Aman Bagga, Chad Burton, Amy L. Drushal, Vedia Jones-Richardson, and Andrea Malone) submits the following nominations:

For a two year term on Council, commencing August 5, 2016:

  • Seat No. 2: Allison Shields*
  • Seat No. 4: Nicholas Gaffney*
  • Seat No. 6: Traci Ray
  • Seat No. 8: Steven Best
  • Seat No. 10: Amy Drushal*
  • Seat No. 12: Michael Schewe*
  • Seat No. 14: Jennifer Ellis*
  • Seat No. 16: Chad Burton*
  • Seat No. 18: Mary Vandenack*

To fill the remaining year of a two-year term vacated by resignation:

  • Seat No. 5: Bob Young

For a two year term as Non-U.S. Lawyer Representative on Council: Philippe Doyle Gray*;

For a one year term as Division Chair-Elect: William Ferreira;

For a one year term as Division Vice Chair: Katy Goshtasbi; and

For a one year term as Division Secretary: Rodney Dowell.

* Incumbent

The candidates proposed by the Nominating Committee will be presented for election at the Annual Meeting of the Division in San Francisco. Anyone who was not slated by the Nominating Committee and wants to run for an officer role and/or Council seat may do so by submitting a petition pursuant to Subsection 7.02.06 of the Division bylaws. To learn how to submit a petition or for other questions regarding petition candidacy, please contact the staff director (

Respectfully submitted,

John Mitchell
Chair, Nominating Committee

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