April 20, 2012
2012-2013 Board of Governors Candidates
The online ballot for the 2012-2013 Columbus Bar Board of Governors election is now available. Voting will close at noon on Friday, May 11.
View bios for the 2012-2013 Board of Governors candidates (PDF)
(click the links below to view individual bios)
Ten 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, the Hon. Stephen L. McIntosh.
Other members of the nominating committee include David H. Dokko, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services; Hon. Richard A. Frye, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas; Loriann E. Fuhrer, Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter; Kerry Renker Green, Hahn Loeser & Parks; Elizabeth A. Mote, Brunner Quinn; Necol Russell-Washington, NRW Law Office; Anthony M. Sharett, Bricker & Eckler and Bradley B. Wrightsel, Columbus Bar president-elect.
On the ballot for officer positions are Bradley B. Wrightsel, Wrightsel & Wrightsel, for president; Mark C. Petrucci, Franklin County Common Pleas Court magistrate for president-elect; and Keith W. Schneider, Maguire & Schneider, for secretary/treasurer. 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 James D. Abrams, Taft Stettinius & Hollister; Stephanie R. Hanna, staff attorney, Franklin County Common Pleas/Domestic Relations/Juvenile Division; LeeAnn Massucci, Massucci & Kline; Scott J. Stitt, James E. Arnold & Associates; Jameel S. Turner, Bailey Cavalieri (Turner was appointed to the Board in 2011 to serve out an unfinished term and is now running for his first elected term); Thomas C. Washbush, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff; and Bonnie L. Wolf, Frost Brown Todd.
Incumbents nominated to run for a second term include Jennifer A. Adair, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services; Aaron L. Granger, Ice Miller; and Jay E. Michael, Law Offices of Jay E. Michael. Rosemary Ebner Pomeroy is retiring from the Board after competing two terms.
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 Monday, April 30, signed by at least ten voting members of the Columbus Bar whose dues for the current fiscal year are paid.