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2022 NALA Election
20 Dec 2021

VOICE OF OUR VOTERS
NALA has continued to grow and prosper simply because our members are involved and invested in the growth of the paralegal profession. NALA is a membership organization. This means that the individual voices of our members matter greatly.

ABOUT THE VOTING PROCESS
As an Active Member of NALA, you get the privilege to vote for important issues within the association. This includes voting for who you think is the best candidate to represent your interests on the NALA Board of Directors and also any bylaw amendments.

VOTING INSTRUCTIONS
All voting for Board of Directors candidates and bylaw changes will be cast BEFORE the Annual Membership Meeting in July. All voting will be done online through a direct email invitation to your primary email address. You can cast your vote from the convenience of your office, home, or cell phone. We will be using a vote-submit-confirm process. Your vote won’t officially count until you have confirmed your vote. Only Active type members in good standing forty-five (45) days prior to the annual meeting shall be qualified to vote.

Voting will take place online from the convenience of your office, home, or cell phone until 9:30 am CT on July 14, 2022. Election results will be announced during the Annual Membership Meeting at Conference on July 14, 2022.

If you are unable to cast your vote during that time you can fill out the Designation of Proxy Online Form.


NALA Board Candidates
Officer Positions
Officers to be elected are:  Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. These officers are elected for one-year terms, and may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms.

Area Director Positions
Three area directors will be elected, one from each area (Area 1, Area 2, Area 3).  Directors are elected for a two-year term and may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms.

The following information lists each of the candidates for the NALA Board of Directors, along with their qualifications and responses to the candidates’ question(s) for 2022. Each candidate was also asked to create a video with their own personal message to voters. Those videos can be found on the NALA YouTube channel.

 
DIRECTOR CANDIDATES

Candidate for
Area 1 Director

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Dana G. Welcker, ACP

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Candidate for
Area 2 Director

Angela A. Oberle, ACP

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Candidate for
Area 3 Director

Vicki Kasper, ACP

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OFFICER CANDIDATES

Candidate for office
of Vice President

Cheryl J. Nodarse, ACP

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Candidate for office
of Secretary

Peonca S. Grier, CP

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Candidate for office
of Secretary

Michele T. Pfeiffer, ACP

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OFFICER CANDIDATES

Candidate for office
of Treasurer

Denise J. George, CP

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Candidate for office
of Treasurer

A. Teresa E. Phillips, ACP

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Candidate for office
of Treasurer

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Debby J. Sawyer, ACP

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PROPOSED BYLAW AMENDMENT

The Board of Directors is recommending, for approval by the members, various amendments to the NALA Bylaws.

Amendments to Article III Membership – 3.10 Voting by Individual Proxy to reduce the time from 30 days to 5 days to fit the electronic voting window, and to add “or staff” to the language so as to allow proxy designations to be received by the secretary or staff.

View Proposed Bylaw Amendment