Updated: June 3, 2024

Business Law Section Executive Committee Elections

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Every year, the Business Law Section holds elections for open seats on its executive committee. On this page you will find information about the election process, how to run for an executive committee position, and other helpful info.

Election Information

Election Timeline

Instructions for Receiving Ballot

How to Apply

Executive Committee Roles

 


Election Information

Section Executive Committee Elections

The Section is conducting elections for open positions on the executive committee.

Voting is scheduled for June 3-17, 2024.

Candidate Information, Open Positions, and Terms
For more information about the Section and its executive committee, please review the Section's bylaws. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order by position.

Chair: remainder of current term ending Sept. 30, 2024.

Candidate: Kelly Lawton-Abbott

Chair-Elect: remainder of current term ending Sept. 30, 2024.

Candidate: Barbara ProwantStatement of Interest

Chair-Elect: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.

Candidate: Melissa Jaffe

Secretary: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.

Candidate: Joanna Carey Cleveland

Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.

Candidate: Ruthanna Walker

At-Large Member (two positions open): one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.

Candidate: Gina Topp

Corporate Act Revision Committee Co-Chair (two positions open): one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.

Candidate: Michael HutchingsStatement of Interest

Legal Opinions Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.

Candidate: Scott William MacCormackStatement of Interest

Nonprofit Corporation Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.

Candidate: David A LawsonStatement of Interest

Partnerships and LLC Law Committee Co-Chair (two positions open): one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.

Candidate 1: Matthew LeMaster

Candidate 2: Elisabeth McNeil

Privacy and Data Protection Security Law Committee Co-Chair (two positions open): one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.

Candidate 1: Michael Austin HarrisStatement of Interest

Candidate 2: Amy WestonStatement of Interest

Securities Law Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.

Candidate: Jason Powell

Uniform Commercial Code Committee Co-Chair (two positions open): one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.

Candidate: Gregory FoxStatement of Interest

Young Business Lawyers Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2024, and ending Sept. 30, 2025.

Candidate: Christopher "Mike" Davis

NOTE - The following positions did not receive any applicants:
Communications Committee Co-Chair (two positions open, 1-year term: Oct. 1, 2024 - Sept. 30, 2025)
Financial Institutions Committee Chair (1-year term: Oct. 1, 2024 - Sept. 30, 2025)
Pursuant to WSBA and section's bylaws, the Business Law Section Executive Committee may appoint an individual to fill any vacant positions on an interim basis.

Questions? Contact sections@wsba.org.

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How to Apply

The deadline for submitting applications has passed.

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Instructions to Ensure You Receive Your Ballot

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If you still do not receive a ballot, email sections@wsba.org. Paper ballots are available on request.

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Election Timeline

The election season for the FY 2025 term year has begun. This election will determine who will serve in executive committee positions opening as of Oct. 1, 2024 as well as some current vacancies. Please see the following timeline for important dates regarding your section's election timeline.

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Executive Committee Roles

The Business Law Section's bylaws currently list the following required executive committee positions. Open positions are listed above in the Election Information section.

  • Chair
  • Chair-Elect
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Immediate Past Chair
  • Two (2) At-Large Members
  • Section Committees
    • Communications Committee Co-Chairs
    • Corporate Act Revision Committee Co-Chairs
    • Financial Institutions Committee Chair
    • Legal Opinions Committee Chair
    • Nonprofit Corporations Committee Chair
    • Partnerships and LLC Law Committee Co-Chairs
    • Privacy and Data Security Law Committee Co-Chairs
    • Securities Law Committee Chair
    • Uniform Commercial Code Commitee Co-Chairs
    • Young Business Lawyers Committee Chair

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