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2021 Association Board Nominations - CMBA News and Information

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Posted by: Melanie Farrell on Jan 15, 2021
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Are You Ready to Answer the Call to Lead?

By regulation, the CMBA annually invites any and all Members of the Association to submit their recommendations or self-nominations for future volunteer leadership positions.  For the upcoming 2021-2022 Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2021, the CMBA is accepting nominations for the following positions:  

  • Vice President: Serving one year as Vice President before advancing for one year to President-Elect, and then serving one year as President (July 1, 2023 - June 30,2024).
  • Director: Six (6) CMBA Members to each serve one, three-year term as a member of the Board of Directors (July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2024)

The primary consideration by which all candidates for an open position will be evaluated is a demonstrated history of service to the CMBA through engagement with and/or leadership of the CMBA’s Sections, Committees and/or CLE programs.  In addition, our ideal CMBA officers and Directors will:  

  • be committed to the CMBA’s mission and goals
  • work collaboratively with others
  • offer adaptability, creativity, innovation and vision
  • have a passion for the legal profession
  • be open to considering different/new points of view
  • accountability 
  • have earned the respect of peers
  • be energetic, responsive and follow-through
  • have time to devote to the CMBA and a willingness to make the CMBA a priority commitment
  • represent diverse life experiences, backgrounds, experiences

All nominations are due by 5:00pm on Monday, March 1, 2021, and should be sent to:

CMBA Nominating Committee, c/o Chief Executive, Becky Ruppert McMahon 

By Email to:

Nominating Committee 

Sandra M. Kelly, Ray Robinson Law Co., LPA

Committee Members:
Sheryl King Benford, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Hon. J. Phillip Calabrese, US District Court, Northern District of Ohio 
Ian N. Friedman, Friedman & Nemecek, LLC
Gregory G. Guice, Reminger Co., L.P.A.
Michael P. Harvey, Michael P. Harvey Co., L.P.A.
David M. Paris, Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy Co., L.P.A.
Beth Ann Schenz, Huntington National Bank Legal Dept.
Margaret W. Wong, Margaret W. Wong & Associates Co., L.P.A.



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