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Committee Assignments for 2019-2020

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

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

President-Elect

Edythe (Eydie) A. Gaiser, Clerk of Court
Supreme Court of Appeals of WV
1900 Kanawha Blvd., Room E-317
Charleston, WV 25305
304.340.2325
edythe.gaiser@courtswv.gov

Vice President

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

Past President

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

Secretary

Sherry Williamson, Clerk of Court
Court of Appeals, Eleventh District
100 West Main Street, Suite 300
Eastland, TX 76448
254.629.2638
sherry.williamson@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
  • Timothy A. Gudas, Deputy Clerk of Court
    New Hampshire Supreme Court
    One Charles Doe Drive
    Concord, NH 03301
    603.271.2646
    tgudas@courts.state.nh.us
  • Greg Hilton, Clerk of Court
    Maryland Court of Special Appeals
    361 Rowe Blvd.
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    410.260.1459
    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
  • Renée Simien, Clerk of Court
    Louisiana Court of Appeal, Third Circuit
    100 Main Street
    Lake Charles, LA 70615
    337.493.3042
    rsimien@la3circuit.org
  • Deana Williamson, Clerk of Court
    Court of Criminal Appeals
    P.O. Box 12308
    Austin, Texas 78711
    512.463.1551
    deana.williamson@txcourts.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:

Douglas Shima
shimad@kscourts.org

Lillian Richie
lrichie@la2nd.org

Committee Members:
  • Haley Marlow
  • Clarissa Hodges
  • Ed Hosken
  • Lisa Collins
Executive Committee Liaison
  • Deana Williamson

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:

Jakob Trierweiler
jtrierweiler@appeals.az.gov

Committee Members:
  • Bill DeCicco
  • Ed Hosken
  • Dan Shearouse
Executive Committee Liaison
  • Greg Hilton

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:

Clarissa Hodges
clarissa.hodges@txcourts.gov

Committee Members:
  • Bowen Greenwood
  • Meredith Montgomery
  • Greg Pachmayr
  • Deana Williamson
  • Mary Beth Kuenzel
  • Doug Robelen (Editor)
Executive Committee Liaison
  • Sherry Williamson (Publisher)

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:
  • Amy Wood
  • Clarissa Hodges
  • Irene Bizzoso
Executive Committee Liaison
  • Larry Royster

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:

Claudia Jenks
claudia.jenks@txcourts.gov

Committee Members:
  • Monica Zammarripo
  • Lisa Matz
  • Katrina McClenny
  • Debra Spisak
  • Renée Simien
  • Rebecca Oates
  • Julia Weller
  • Becky Lyon
  • Deana Williamson
  • Debbie Autrey
  • Clarissa Hodges
  • Petra Hulm
  • Renee Townsley
  • Ron Carpenter
  • Deena Fawcett
  • Doug Shima
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:

Meredith Montgomery (as 3rd EC board member) (EC Liaison)

Commmittee Members:
  • Eydie Gaiser (as President Elect)
  • Jim Hivner (as Treasurer

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 (expires 2020)
  • Sonya Stromberg (expires 2020)
  • Mac Squires (expires 2021)
  • Janet Johnson (expires 2021)

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
lisaac@utcourts.gov

Committee Members:
  • Polly Brock
  • Tia Milton
  • Renee Townsley
  • Carol Anne Harley
  • Carolyn Grosboll
  • Eileen Fox
  • Carolyn Ziogas
  • Sandra Skinner
Executive Committee Liaison
  • Debbie Autrey

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:

Deana Williamson (EC Liaison)
deana.williamson@txcourts.gov

Committee Members:
  • Chris Prine
  • Tim Gudas
  • Ed Hosken
  • Lisa Collins
Executive Committee Liaison
  • Dan Shearouse

Past Presidents' Committee

Assists the President and Executive Committee as needed.

All living past presidents

Executive Committee Liaison:
  • Dan Shearouse

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:

Chris Prine
christopher.prine@txcourts.gov

Committee Members:
  • Jenny Kitchings
  • John Olivier
  • Rebecca Oates
  • Julia Weller
  • Deana Williamson
  • Larry Royster
  • Greg Hilton
  • Jim Hivner
Executive Committee Liaison
  • Eydie Gaiser

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:

Amy Funderburk
amy.funderburk@sc.nccourts.org

Committee Members:
  • Jakob Trierweiler
  • Amy Reitz
Executive Committee Liaison
  • Debbie Autrey

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:

Tom Hall
tom@tlhconsultinggroup.com

Committee Members:
  • Amy Funderburk
  • Ed Hosken
  • Lisa Matz
  • Meredith Montgomery
  • Katrina McClenny
  • Debbie Autrey
Executive Committee Liaison
  • Renée Simien

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
sfgplancaster@gmail.com

Committee Members:
  • Tom Hall
  • Bill DeCicco
  • Polly Brock
  • Greg Hilton
  • Chris Prine
  • Deana Williamson
  • Janet Johnson
  • Larry Royster
Executive Committee Liaison
  • Tim Gudas

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:

Greg Hilton (EC Liaison)
greg.hilton@mdcourts.gov

Committee Members:
  • Tom Hall
  • Amy Wood
  • Jenny Kitchings
  • Larry Royster