Gary T. Swisher, President of the International Association of Legal Administrators, announced the 2018-2019 ALA Board of Directors and Regional Leadership Teams this week. Joining the Board of Directors is Brian Gilman, CLM, of our Raleigh-Durham Chapter, who will begin a three year term as an At Large Director beginning at the Annual Conference in National Harbor, MD in May 2018. Brian, a former Chapter President and Board Member, has been an active member and leader in the RDU Chapter for many years, and also volunteers his time in serving the NCBA and various industry and non-profit Boards. He will be completing a two-year term as a Region 2 Representative for ALA at the time he takes his position on the Board of Directors.
Brian will serve with our newly appointed Region 2 Director, Geoffrey Williams, CLM, who was selected to serve out the ALA Board term vacated by the resignation of Vick Smith-Bilt in October, which term runs through April, 2019.
Brian will be handing over the reigns of his Regional Representative role to fellow RDU Chapter member Sandra Corcoran, who was selected to become a member of the Region 2 Leadership Team, also effective as of the May 2018 Annual Conference. Sandra also formerly served as the RDU Chapter President and Board member, and has acted in various Chapter leadership roles for many years. Sandra will join Karen Beasley of the Suncoast Chapter as the 2018 incoming Region 2 Representatives, and during her two-year term will engage with local ALA Chapters like ours around Region 2 to assist in creating a successful Chapter experience for their members.
Both Sandra and Brian went through an extensive application and due diligence process, and were selected by the Regional Nominating Committee and Association Nominating Committee, respectively, for these positions from a pool "of talented and well-qualified individuals" from across the Association, per Swisher.
Please join the Raleigh-Durham Chapter in proudly congratulating our very own on their well-deserved selection to these leadership roles.
Well done, Sandra and Brian!