NACDL Election Center

NACDL's elected positions include its officers, directly elected directors, and affiliate representatives to the board of directors.

NACDL conducts annual elections for various officer and Board positions. Each year, NACDL elects approximately one third of the Board of Directors. Directors serve three-year terms and may serve two consecutive full terms. Each year NACDL also elects a Secretary, Second and First Vice President, and President Elect. After a one-year term, the President Elect automatically becomes President. Finally, NACDL elects a Treasurer to a two-year term every other year. The Treasurer is ineligible to run for any Board or Director office during that term.

Periodically NACDL conducts special elections to fill positions left vacant.All elections and election candidates are subject to the provisions of the NACDL bylaws regarding elections and to the board-adopted standing board policy on elections.

NACDL General 2020 Election

In 2020, NACDL will elect nine members of the Board of Directors, in addition to a President-Elect, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.

The candidates nominated by the Nominating Committee will be elected by acclamation at NACDL's 2020 Annual Meeting. No candidacy petitions were filed. 

The following individuals will be elected to office at NACDL's 2020 Annual Meeting.


  • President Elect: Martin Sabelli - San Francisco, CA
  • First Vice President: Nellie King - West Palm Beach, FL
  • Second Vice President: Nan Whitfield - Boston, MA
  • Treasurer: Andy Birrell - Minneapolis, MN
  • Secretary: Chris Wellborn - Rock Hill, SC


  • Melissa Bobrow - San Diego, CA
  • Seth Chazin - Albany, CA
  • Angelica Cogliano - Austin, TX
  • Stephen Johnson - Knoxville, TN
  • Abasi Major - San Antonio, TX
  • Timothy McCarthy - West Des Moines, IA
  • Kathy Stilling - Brookfield, WI
  • Diego Weiner - Miami, FL
  • Richard Willstatter - White Plains, NY

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