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Committee Assignments for 2017-2018

The Conference has numerous active committees conducting ongoing work on behalf of the conference. A brief description of each committee is listed below, with contact information listed for the current Chair of each committee. The members of each committee are also listed.

Executive Committee

President

Eileen Fox, Clerk of Court
New Hampshire Supreme Court
1 Charles Doe Drive
Concord, NH 03301
603.271.2646
efox@courts.state.nh.us

President-Elect

Daniel E. Shearouse, Clerk of Court
Supreme Court of South Carolina
1231 Gervais Street
P.O. Box 11330
Columbia, SC 29211
803.734.1080
dshearouse@sccourts.org

Vice President

Laura T. Roy, Clerk of Court
Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District
One Post Office Square
815 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
314.539.4311
laura.roy@courts.mo.gov

Past President

Irene M. Bizzoso, Prothonotary
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
P.O. Box 62575
Harrisburg, PA 17106
717.787.6181
irene.bizzoso@pacourts.us

Secretary

Sherry Williamson, Clerk of Court
Texas Court of Appeals, Eleventh District
100 West Main Street, Suite 300
Eastland, TX 76448
254.629.2638
sherry.williamson@txcourts.gov

Treasurer

Janet Johnson, Clerk of Court
Supreme Court of Arizona
1501 W. Washington, Ste 402
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602.452.3380
jajohnson@courts.az.gov

Committee Members
  • Lisa Collins, Clerk of Court
    Utah Court of Appeals
    450 State Street
    P.O. Box 140230
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84114
    801.578.3907
    lisaac@utcourts.gov
  • D. Scott Mitchell, Clerk
    Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals
    Heflin-Torbert Judicial Building
    300 Dexter Avenue
    Montgomery, AL 36104
    334.229.0752
    scott.mitchell@alappeals.gov
  • Stacey Pectol, Clerk
    Supreme Court of Arkansas and Arkansas Court of Appeals
    Justice Building
    625 Marshall Street, Room 1320
    Little Rock, AR 72201
    501.682.6849
    stacey.pectol@arcourts.gov
  • Christopher Prine, Clerk
    Texas Court of Appeals, First and Fourteenth District
    301 Fannin, Suite 245
    Houston, TX 77002
    713.274.2840
    christopher.prine@txcourts.gov
  • Doug Robelen, Chief Deputy Clerk
    Supreme Court of Virginia
    100 North Ninth Street, Fifth Floor
    Richmond, VA 23219
    804.786.6492
    drobelen@vacourts.gov
  • Malcolm H. Squires, Jr., Clerk of Court/Judicial Advisor
    U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals
    9275 Gunston Road
    Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
    703.693.1301
    malcolm.h.squires.civ@mail.mil

Awards, Resolutions and Memorials Committee

The purpose of this committee is to recommend to the Executive Committee nominees for the J.O. Sentell Award and Morgan Thomas Award, to prepare appropriate resolutions for adoption by the Conference as formal expressions of its will and intent and to prepare memorials for deceased members.

Chair:

Deana Williamson, Deputy Clerk
Court of Criminal Appeals
P.O. Box 12308
Austin, TX 72711
512.936.1640
deana.williamson@txcourts.gov

Committee Members:
  • Bill DeCicco (DC)
  • Ed Hosken (VA)
  • Terry Lord (MO)
  • Joe Perlak (DC)
  • Doug Shima (KS)

Bylaws Committee

The purpose of this committee is to consider amendments to the Bylaws and to make a written report to the Executive Committee each year by April first. The Bylaws Committee shall consist of no more than 5 members including the Chairperson.

Chair:

Joe Perlak

Committee Members:
  • Ron Carpenter (WA)
  • Sandra Grosko (OH)
  • Greg Hilton (MD)
  • Michael Krimmel (PA)

Communications Committee

The purpose of this committee is to:
(a) inform the membership of the activities of the Conference, to provide information to enhance the professionalism of appellate court clerks and their offices, and to publish the NCACC newsletter at least quarterly, and
(b) promote the mission and objectives of the NCACC by providing information about the Conference and its members to appropriate individuals and groups.

Chair:

Sherry Williamson, Clerk of Court
Texas Court of Appeals, Eleventh District
100 West Main Street, Suite 300
Eastland, TX 76448
254.629.2638
sherry.williamson@txcourts.gov

Committee Members:
  • Lisa Dolph (DE)
  • Trish Harrington (VA)
  • Kevin Lane (CA)
  • Greg Pachmayr (IN)
  • Deana Williamson (TX)

Contracts Committee

The purpose of this committee is to review any contract referred to it by the President or the Executive Committee. The committee shall report its recommendation to the President and the Executive Committee.

Chair:

Tom Harris, Chief Asst. Clerk of Court
Nevada Supreme Court and Court of Appeals
408 East Clark Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
702.486.9300
tharris@nvcourts.nv.gov

Committee Members:
  • Tom Hall (FL)
  • Tracie Lindeman (NV)
  • Greg Pachmayr (IN)
  • Stacey Pectol (AR)
  • Laura Roy (MO)
  • Larry Royster (MI)

Convention Assistance Committee:

The purpose of this committee is to provide practical guidance, advice and assistance to the Clerks who are hosts of upcoming annual meetings. The Convention Assistance Committee shall consist of an unlimited number of members.

Chair:

Deena Fawcett, Clerk/Administrator
Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District
621 Capitol Mall, 10th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
916.653.0187
deena.fawcett@jud.ca.gov

Committee Members:
  • Debbie Autrey (TX)
  • Diane Fremgen (WI)
  • Claudia Jenks (TX)
  • Scott Mitchell (AL)
  • Meredith Montgomery (AK)
  • Rebecca Oates (AL)
  • Chris Prine (TX)
  • Dorian Ramirez (TX)
  • Doug Shima (KS)
  • Sandra Skinner (MO)
  • Renee Simien (LA)
  • Deana Williamson (TX)

Educational Fund Committee

The purpose of this committee is to develop sources of income to be invested in a restricted fund, the proceeds of which shall be used for educational purposes as more fully set out in the Operational Guidelines. The Educational Fund Committee shall be composed of the President-Elect, the Treasurer, and one Executive Committee member to be named by the President. The President shall appoint one of these members as Chairperson.

Committee Chair:

Malcolm (Mac) Squires, Clerk of Court/Judicial Advisor
U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals
9807 Vertain Ct.
Fairfax, VA 22032
703.588.7908
malcolm.squires@hqda.army.mil

Commmittee Members:
  • Dan Shearouse, President-Elect (SC)
  • Janet Johnson, Treasurer (AZ)

Finance and Investment Committee

The purpose of this committee is to recommend finances and investments to the Executive Committee. The Finance and Investment Committee shall consist of the Treasurer, who shall serve as its Chairperson, and four members appointed by the Executive Committee.

Chair:

Janet Johnson, Clerk of Court
Supreme Court of Arizona
1501 W. Washington, Ste 402
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602.452.3380
jajohnson@courts.az.gov

Committee Members:
  • Chris Crow (LA)
  • Jim Hivner (TN)
  • Ed Hosken (VA)
  • Penny Miller (ND)

Membership & Pictorial Committee

The purpose of this committee is to:
(a) solicit new members and distribute information about the Conference and its activities to new or prospective members,
(b) update and maintain the pictorial directory of the conference, including the annual meeting summaries contained therein, and
(c) maintain and promote participation in the NCACC list serve.

Chair:

Lisa Collins, Clerk of Court
Utah Court of Appeals
450 S. State Street
P.O. Box 140230
Sandy, UT 84114
801.578.3907
lisaac@email.utcourts.gov

Committee Members:
  • Carol Anne Harley (TX)
  • Brandon Henson (CA)
  • Joseph Lane (CA)
  • Rebecca Oates (AL)
  • Kristina Samuels (FL)
  • Ed Smith (MT)

Nominating Committee

2017 Nomination Form

The purpose of this committee is to recommend the nomination of regular members to office. The Nominating Committee shall consists of at leave five but no more than nine members, including its Chairperson, and shall be appointed by the President, with the approval of the Executive Committee at least six months before the annual business meeting.

Chair:

Marilyn May, Clerk of the Appellate Courts
State of Alaska
303 K Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
907.264.0606
mmay@akcourts.us

Committee Members:
  • Eydie Gaiser (WV)
  • Blake Hawthorne (TX)
  • Ed Hosken (VA)
  • Janet Johnson (AZ)
  • Lillian Richie (LA)
  • Dan Shearouse (SC)

Program Committee

The purpose of this committee is to organize and present an educational program at the annual meeting of the Conference to further the objectives of the Conference and to enhance the skill and knowledge of appellate court clerks.

Chair:

Jakob Trierweiler, Operations Manager, Clerk's Office
Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One
1501 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602.542.4821
jtrierweiler@appeals.az.gov

Committee Members:
  • Jenny Abbott Kitchings, Vice Chair (SC)
  • Patty Bennett (WY)
  • Polly Brock (CO)
  • Colette Bruggman (CA)
  • Trish Harrington (VA)
  • Marilyn May (AK)
  • Scott Mitchell (AL)
  • Meredith Montgomery (AK)
  • Laura Roy (MO)
  • Larry Royster (MI)
  • Deana Williamson (TX)

Scholarship Committee

The purpose of this committee is to recommend recipients of scholarships to the Executive Committee. The Scholarship Committee shall consist of three members, including its Chairperson, and shall be appointed by the Executive Committee. Use the online form to apply for a scholarship to attend the annual meeting.

Chair:

Lisa Matz, Clerk
Fifth Court of Appeals
Allen Courts Building
600 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75202
214.712.0199
lisa.matz@5thcoa.courts.state.tx.us

Committee Members:
  • Ed Hosken (VA)
  • Lonn Weissblum (FL)

Site Selection Committee

The purpose of this committee is to solicit potential hosts for future annual meetings, to evaluate invitations from states, and to make appropriate recommendations to the Executive Committee.

Chair:

Debbie Autrey, Clerk of Court
Sixth Court of Appeals
100 N. State Line Ave., #20
Texarkana, TX 75501
903.798.3045
debbie.autrey@courts.state.tx.us

Committee Members:
  • Ron Carpenter (WA)
  • Deena Fawcett (CA)
  • Tom Hall (FL)
  • Trish Harrington (VA)
  • Jim Hivner (TN)
  • Lisa Matz (TX)
  • Kelly McNeely (LA)
  • Renee Simien (LA)
  • Sandra Skinner (MO)
  • Sonya Stromberg (CO)

Strategic Planning Committee

The purpose of this committee is to review and evaluate ideas and suggestions referred to it by the Executive Committee and based upon its review and evaluation, recommend to the Executive Committee courses of action the Executive Committee should adopt.

Chair:

Steve Lancaster, Administrator
Indiana Court of Appeals
Suite 1270, South Tower
115 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317.232.4197
slancast@courts.state.in.us

Committee Members:
  • Tim Gudas (NH)
  • Greg Hilton (MD)
  • Michael Krimmel (PA)
  • Penny Miller (ND)
  • Chris Prine (TX)

Technology Committee

The purpose of this committee is to provide technical support and advice to appellate court clerks and their staffs and to coordinate communications between the Conference and other organizations regarding technology issues.

Chair:

Larry Royster, Chief Clerk/Research Director
Michigan Court of Appeals
P.O. Box 30022
Lansing, MI 48909
517.373.2252
lroyster@courts.mi.gov

Committee Members:
  • Brian Cotta (CA)
  • Tracie Lindeman (NV)
  • Rory Perry (WV)
  • Andrea Rohmann (CA)
  • Renee Townsley (WA)
  • Amy Wood (AZ)