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DRI 2020 Nominating Committee Appointments

  • by DRI
  • Sep 21, 2020, 09:14 AM

 Due to the pandemic limitations, this year members can provide information to the Nominating Committee in one of two ways: 1) in writing, or 2) via a 5-minute video Zoom appearance on Thursday, October 22 before the Nominating Committee.  Both methods will be given equal weight by the Nominating Committee.  Zoom interviews are available only to DRI members who are registered for the Annual Meeting. The window for signing up for a Zoom video appearance slot is Oct 9 - Oct 16.  For instructions on how to sign up, https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAAA62EA1F9C07-drinominating. Written letters of support are being accepted now and until Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 pm Central. The letters should be sent via email to Dean Martinez, DRI’s Chief Executive Officer (dmartinez@dri.org) and Nancy Parz (nparz@dri.org), Executive Vice President, Membership and Programming .

Second Vice President

Gary L. GrublerGrange Insurance Company,  Columbus, Ohio

R. Jeffrey Lowe, Kightlinger & Gray LLP, New Albany, Indiana

Patrick J. SweeneySweeney & Sheehan PC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Anne M, Talcott, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC, Portland, Oregon

Secretary-Treasurer

Melissa K. Roeder, Foley Mansfield LLP, Seattle, Washington

National Director

Kristen E. Dennison, Littleton Park Joyce Ughetta & Kelly LLP, Morristown, New Jersey

Stanley E. Graham, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP, Nashville, Tennessee 

Matthew S. Hefflefinger, Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen PC, Peoria, Illinois

Stacy Linn Moon, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP, Birmingham, Alabama

Anthony J. Sbarra, Jr.Hermes Netburn O’Connor & Spearing PC, Boston, Massachusetts

Carmen R. Toledo, King & Spalding LLP, Atlanta, Georgia

Sara M. Turner, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, Birmingham, Alabama

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