CALL Nominations and Elections Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report

Chair: Joe Mitzenmacher
Members: Eugene Giudice, Todd Ito, Julie Melvin

The Nominations and Elections Committee met virtually in August to begin the process of seeking nominations for candidates to run for the three open positions on the 2021-2022 CALL Executive Board: Director, Secretary, and Vice-President/President-Elect. Recommendations were solicited over the CALL listserv and during the announcements portion of the September business meeting and then discussed among the committee members during virtual meetings. As was the case with last year’s election, the committee was behind the schedule set forth in the CALL Elections Checklist with our call for nominees, but in the end the committee was able to set up and complete the election in a timely manner.

The slate was announced on the CALL listserv in November. The slate was as follows:

Vice-President/President-Elect
Shari Berkowitz, Jones Day

Scott Vanderlin, University of Chicago D’Angelo Law Library

 Secretary

Sarah Andeen, Chapman & Cutler

Mike McMillan, McDermott Will & Emery

Director
Carrie Port, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Patricia Scott, Loyola University Chicago School of Law Library

The online election was conducted from February 15, 2021 through March 15, 2021. The committee worked with Chris Siwa from AALL Headquarters to set up the online election, and the election ran efficiently.

The results of the election were as follows:

Vice-President/President-Elect: Scott Vanderlin
Secretary: Sarah Andeen
Director: Carrie Port

In addition to conducting the election, this year the committee was given the task of reviewing and revising the committee charge to reflect CALL’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. In accordance with this request, the committee added the following provisions to its charge:

  • Wherever possible, seek out and encourage members from diverse backgrounds to stand for election to the CALL Board.
  • Work with other committees to increase the diversity of the CALL membership and thus increase the diversity of the board candidate pool.

Committee Chair Joe Mitzenmacher thanks the committee members for their time and effort in making this a successful year for the committee.

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