News Release

2022-23 Officers and Newly-Elected and Re-Elected Members of the NACDL Board of Directors Installed at Annual Meeting

Washington, DC (Aug. 15, 2022) – NACDL installed newly-elected officers and directors at its Annual Board and Membership Meeting on August 13.

NACDL's newly-elected officers and directors:

Executive Committee

President: Nellie L. King (West Palm Beach, FL)
President-Elect: Michael P. Heiskell (Fort Worth, TX)
First Vice President: Christopher A. Wellborn (Rock Hill, SC)
Second Vice President: Andrew S. Birrell (Minneapolis, MN)
Secretary: C. Melissa "Missy" Owen (Charlotte, NC)
Treasurer: Stephen Ross Johnson (Knoxville, TN) 

In addition, Shahzad Naseem (Kansas City, MO) will serve as Parliamentarian

Board of Directors

Daniel N. Arshack (New York, NY)
Ramon de la Cabada (Miami, FL)
James Felman (Tampa, FL)
Alice Fontier (New York, NY)
Jacqueline Goodman (Fullerton, CA)
Vikram Kapil (South Boston, VA)(Affiliate Representative)
Lisa Mathewson (Philadelphia, PA)
JaneAnne Murray (Minneapolis, MN)
Katherine Tang Newberger (Baltimore, MD)
Catharine O'Daniel (Chicago, IL)
H. Eugene Oliver, III (Harrisonburg, VA)
Amanda Clark Palmer (Atlanta, GA) (Affiliate Representative)
Addy Schmitt (Washington, DC)
Brady Skinner (Baton Rouge, LA)
Jennifer Small (Riverside, CA)
Timothy Zerillo (Portland, ME)

Director JaneAnne Murray will begin her term on NACDL's Executive Committee.

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