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DRI 2018 Elections - Declarations of Candidacy

  • by DRI
  • Sep 27, 2018, 13:33 PM

At the 2018 DRI Annual Meeting in San Francisco, October 17–21, the DRI Board of Directors will elect four individuals to join them as national directors (each serving three-year terms). The final candidates are presented to the board upon the recommendation of the Nominating Committee, chaired this year by DRI Past President J. Michael Weston. In addition, an individual will be elected as the next DRI second vice president, which begins his or her track to the presidency after serving subsequent years as first vice president and president-elect. Also, one candidate will be elected to serve a one-year term as secretary–treasurer. The following DRI members have filed Declarations of Candidacy for this year’s second vice president, secretary–treasurer, and national director positions. To read a candidate's declaration, click on the name.

Second Vice President/Secretary–Treasurer

Douglas K. Burrell, Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP, Atlanta, Georgia

Daniel W. Gerber Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP, New York, New York

Lana Alcorn Olson, Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC, Birmingham, Alabama

Patrick J. Sweeney, Sweeney & Sheehan PC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Matthew E. Yde, Yde Law Firm SC, Wausau, Wisconsin


Bryan C. Garcia, Garcia Law Group LLC, Albuquerque, New Mexico

National Director

Mario J. Delano, Campbell Foley, Delano & Adams LLC, Asbury Park, New Jersey

Matthew S. Foy, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP, San Francisco, California

Thomas E. Ganucheau, Beck Redden LLP, Houston, Texas

John S. Guttmann, Beveridge & Diamond PC, Washington, D.C.

Leonor M. Lagomasino, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Coral Gables, Florida

Jodi V. Terranova, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, Washington, D.C.


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