April 30, 2010
Board of Governors Candidates 2010-2011
Twelve members of the Columbus Bar selected to run for the Board of Governors and one candidate for the office of secretary/treasurer have been recommended by the Nominations & Elections committee chaired by Past President Kathleen M. Trafford.
Other members of the nominating committee include Thomas N. Bainbridge, The Bainbridge Firm; Lark T. Mallory, Chester Willcox & Saxbe; Mark C. Petrucci, Magistrate, Franklin County Common Pleas Court; and Hon. Stephen L. McIntosh, Columbus Bar president-elect.
On the ballot for officer positions are Hon. Stephen L. McIntosh, Franklin County Common Pleas Court judge for president; David S. Bloomfield, Jr., Porter Wright Morris & Arthur for president-elect; and Bradley B. Wrightsel for secretary/treasurer. Elizabeth J. Watters, current Columbus Bar president, will serve another year as immediate past president. Only members who have been elected to at least one full term and currently serving on the Board of Governors are eligible nominees for secretary/treasurer.
Candidates nominated for first terms are Jennifer A. Adair, Assistant Attorney General, Court of Claims Defense Section; Matthew D. Austin, Barnes & Thornburg; David J. Butler, Chester Willcox & Saxbe; Aaron L. Granger, Schottenstein Zox & Dunn; Jan E. Hensel, Dinsmore & Shohl; Travis F. Jackson, Jones Day; Jay E. Michael, Law Office of Jay E. Michael; Mark C. Petrucci, Magistrate, Franklin County Common Pleas Court; Necol Russell-Washington, Law Office of Necol Russell-Washington; and Angela Paul Whitfield, Carpenter, Lipps & Leland. Incumbents nominated to run for a second term include Rosemary Ebner Pomeroy, Law Offices of Rosemary Ebner Pomeroy and Keith W. Schneider, Maguire & Schneider.
According to Article VI of the Code of Regulations governing nominations and elections for the Board of Governors, additional eligible members may be nominated for a seat on the Board. A petition must be delivered to the Columbus Bar Association no later than noon on Friday, April 23, signed by at least ten voting members of the Columbus Bar whose dues for the current fiscal year are paid.
A link to the ballot will be available at www.cbalaw.org to all voting members of the Association on Wednesday, May 5 and voting will close at noon on Friday, May 14.
Resumes of the candidates will be included with the ballot and can also be downloaded here. The full text for the Code of Regulations can be found in the Columbus Bar Directory 2010, page 20.