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2017-18 Board Nominations Reported

2017-18 Board Nominations Reported

The Nominations Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association has compiled its slate of nominees for the NCBA Board of Governors for 2017-18. Five vice presidents and seven board members constitute the nomination class.

Nominees for vice president were approved unanimously at the April 7-8 spring meeting of the NCBA Board of Governors in Winston-Salem.

Judge Julian Mann III, director and chief administrative law judge in the N.C. Office of Administrative Hearings, was elected to a two-year at-large position. Elected to one-year terms as vice president were Judge Richard A. Elmore of the N.C. Court of Appeals, Superior Court Judge Richard L. Doughton of Sparta, Wake County Chief District Court Judge Robert B. Rader of Raleigh and Henry Brandis Distinguished Professor of Law Richard E. Myers II of the UNC School of Law.

Nominees for three-year terms on the Board of Governors are John C. Bircher III of New Bern, Damon T. Duncan of Greensboro, Theodore C. “Ted” Edwards II of Durham, Katherine W. Fisher of Rocky Mount, Howard L. Gum of Asheville, and Robert E. Harrington and Tamara J. Stringer of Charlotte.

Election of new board members will be conducted at the 2017 NCBA Annual Meeting during the General Session on Saturday morning, June 24.

Afi Johnson-Parris served as chair of the Nominations Committee, which also included Gil P. Beck, Shelby D. Benton, Brian Beverly, Arnita M. Dula, Judge Ty Hands, Harrison A. Lord, Bradley R. Kutrow, Dena Beth Langley, Stephen Later, Karin McGinnis, Ramona O’Bryant, Richard R. Reamer, Bonnie Refinski-Knight and Leslie S. Robinson.

The new vice presidents and board members will begin their terms at the organizational meetings of the NCBA Board of Governors and NCBA Foundation Board of Directors on Sunday morning, June 25, at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting.

The 2017 NCBA Annual Meeting will take place June 22-25 at The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville. Caryn McNeill will succeed Kearns Davis as president of the NCBA.