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Committee Assignments for 2020-2021

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

Edythe (Eydie) Nash Gaiser, Clerk of Court
Supreme Court of Appeals of WV
1900 Kanawha Blvd., Room E-317
Charleston, WV 25301
304.340.2325
edythe.gaiser@courtswv.gov

President-Elect

Larry Royster, Clerk of Court
Michigan Supreme Court
925 W. Ottawa Street
P.O. Box 30052
Lansing, Michigan 48909
517.373.2553
roysterl@courts.mi.gov

Vice President

Christopher A. Prine, Clerk

1st and 14th Courts of Appeals
301 Fannin, Room 245
Houston, TX 77002
713.274.2840
christopher.prine@txcourts.gov

www.txcourts.gov/1stcoa

www.txcourts.gov/14thcoa

Past President

Laura Roy, Clerk of Court
Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District
815 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
314.539.4311
Laura.Roy@courts.mo.gov

Secretary

Claudia Jenks,Chief Deputy Clerk
Supreme Court of Texas
201 W. 14th Street, Room 104
Austin, TX 78711
512.463.1312
claudia.jenks@txcourts.gov

Treasurer

Jim Hivner, Clerk of Court
Supreme Court of Tennessee
401 7th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37219
615.741.1314
jim.hivner@tncourts.gov

Committee Members
  • Debbie Autrey, Clerk of Court
    Court of Appeals, Sixth District
    100 N. State Line Avenue #20
    Texarkana, TX 75501
    903.798.3045
    debbie.autrey@txcourts.gov
  • Greg Hilton, Clerk of Court
    Maryland Court of Special Appeals
    361 Rowe Boulevard
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    410.260.1450
    greg.hilton@mdcourts.gov
  • Meredith Montgomery, Clerk of Court
    Alaska Supreme Court and Alaska Court of Appeals
    303 K Street
    Anchorage, AK 99501
    907.264.0606
    mmontgomery@akcourts.us
  • Carolyn Taft Grosboll, Clerk of Court
    Supreme Court of Illinois
    200 East Capitol Avenue
    Springfield, IL 62701
    217.782.2035
    cgrosboll@illinoiscourts.gov
  • Douglas Shima, Clerk of Court
    Kansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals
    301 S.W. Tenth Avenue
    Topeka, KA 66612
    785.296.3229
    shimad@kscourts.org
  • Greg Pachmayr, Clerk
    Indiana Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and Tax Court
    State House Room 216
    200 West Washington Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    317.232.1930
    greg.pachmayr@courts.in.gov

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 Committee as formal expressions of its will and intent and to prepare memorials for deceased members.

Chair:

Jenny Kitchings
jkitchings@sccourts.org

Committee Members:
  • Ed Hosken
  • Sherry Williamson
  • Kevin Lane
Executive Committee Liaison
  • Carolyn Grosboll

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:

Dan Shearouse
dshearouse@sccourts.org

Committee Members:
  • Susan Clay
  • Greg Hilton
  • Ed Hosken
Executive Committee Liaison

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:

Meredith Montgomery
mmontgomery@akcourts.us

Committee Members:
  • Greg Pachmayr
  • Doug Shima
  • Mary Beth Kuenzel
  • Greg Hilton
  • Sherry Williamson
Executive Committee Liaison
  • Meredith Montgomery

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:

Greg Pachmayr
greg.pachmayr@courts.in.gov

Committee Members:
  • Larry Royster
  • Amy Wood
Executive Committee Liaison
  • Greg Pachmayr

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:

Meredith Montgomery
mmontgomery@akcourts.us

Committee Members:
  • Ron Carpenter
  • Jenny Kitchings
  • Greg Hilton
  • Sherry Williamson
Executive Committee Liaison
  • Meredith Montgomery

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:

Larry Royster (as President-Elect) roysterl@courtsn.mi.gov

Commmittee Members:
  • Eydie Nash Gaiser (as President)
  • Jim Hivner (as Treasurer)
  • Meredith Montogmery (as Executive Committee board member)

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:

Jim Hivner (Treasurer) (EC Liaison)
jim.hivner@tncourts.gov

Committee Members:
  • Ed Hosken
  • Ron Carpenter
  • Mac Squires
  • Greg Pachmayr

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:


Committee Members:
  • Sherry Williamson
  • Doug Shima
Executive Committee Liaison
  • Doug Shima

Nominating Committee

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:

Scott Mitchell
scott.mitchell@alappeals.gov

Committee Members:
  • Kevin Lane
  • Janet Johnson
  • Eydie Nash Gaiser
  • John Olivier
Executive Committee Liaison
  • Eydie Nash Gaiser

Past Presidents' Committee

Assists the President and Executive Committee as needed.

All living past presidents

Executive Committee Liaison:
  • Laura Roy

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:

Greg Hilton
greg.hilton@mdcourts.gov

Committee Members:
  • Christopher Prine
  • Jenny Kitchings
  • Scott Mitchell
  • Larry Royster
  • Doug Shima
  • Larry Royster
Executive Committee Liaison
  • Greg Hilton

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:
Committee Members:
Executive Committee Liaison

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:

Scott Mitchell
scott.mitchell@alappeals.gov

Committee Members:
  • Ed Hosken
  • Ron Carpenter
  • Jenny Kitchings
  • Dan Shearouse
  • Particia Harrington
  • Sherry Williamson
  • Amy Funderburk
Executive Committee Liaison
  • Eydie Nash Gaiser

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:
Committee Members:
Executive Committee Liaison

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:

Amy Wood
awood@appeal.az.gov

Committee Members:
  • Greg Hilton
  • Doug Shima