FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Pamela Goldsmith
Washington, DC, March 30, 2020: The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) today announced that 12 new Regents were elected to its Board of Regents at the College’s Annual Business Meeting held Friday, March 6, 2020 in Boca Raton, Florida. ACTEC’s Board of Regents is the governing body of the College.
ACTEC’s 2019 Nominating Committee, chaired by Past President Susan T. House, nominated 12 Fellows to fill existing vacancies. Members of the Committee Charles D. (Skip) Fox, IV, Lou S. Harrison, Christopher R. Hoyt, Cynthia Lamar-Hart, Carolyn Ann Reers, Margaret E. W. Sager and Harry W. Wolff, provided the nominations.
Nominees elected for a second three-year term ending in 2023 are Fellows Elaine M. Bucher, Boca Raton, Florida; Mickey R. Davis, Houston, Texas; Lauren Y. Detzel, Orlando, Florida; Steven B. Gorin, St. Louis, Missouri; Lynne K. Green, Jackson, Mississippi; Nancy A. McLaughlin, Salt Lake City, Utah; and Robert E. Temmerman, Jr., San Jose, California.
And, nominees elected for an initial three-year term ending in 2023 are Fellows Stephanie B. Casteel, Reno, Nevada; Kim Kamin, Chicago, Illinois; Margaret G. Lodise, Los Angeles, California; and Suzanne Brown Walsh, Hartford, Connecticut.
Finally, the nominee elected to fill the unexpired term held by Susan D. Snyder, Chicago, Illinois, ending in 2021 is Fellow Gregory V. Gadarian, Tucson, Arizona.
“I am pleased to acknowledge the College’s newly elected Regents, as these exemplary individuals will work closely with me in leading all affairs of the College,” said ACTEC President Stephen R. Akers. “We look forward to a productive year for ACTEC under this leadership.”
During the Boca Raton Meeting, the following 2020-2021 officers were elected, each of whom will serve on the Executive Committee and Board of Regents:
- President: Stephen R. Akers, Dallas, Texas
- President-Elect: Ann B. Burns, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Vice President: Robert W. Goldman, Naples, Florida
- Treasurer: Kurt A. Sommer, Santa Fe, New Mexico
- Secretary: Susan D. Snyder, Chicago, Illinois
ACTEC President 2019-2020, John A. Terrill, II became immediate Past President and will continue to serve on the Executive Committee and Board of Regents.
About the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC): Established in 1949, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) is a national, nonprofit association of approximately 2,500 lawyers and law professors from throughout the United States and abroad. ACTEC members (Fellows) are peer-elected on the basis of professional reputation and expertise in the preparation of wills and trusts, estate planning, probate, trust administration and related practice areas. The College’s mission includes the improvement and reform of probate, trust and tax laws and procedures and professional practice standards. ACTEC frequently offers technical comments with regard to legislation and regulations but does not take positions on matters of policy or political objectives.
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