WASHINGTON, March 20, 2015 - The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), the leading trust and estate organization of peer-elected trust and estate lawyers, has elected Bruce Stone, of Coral Gables, Florida, as 2015-2016 President. The organization inaugurated the 2015-2016 officers and inducted 35 new Fellows during its recent annual meeting in Marco Island, Florida.
Stone is a member of the Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Trust and Estate Acts, which monitors and recommends updates to trust and estate related uniform laws on a nationwide basis. He is an Academician in the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, and a past chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar. He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Miami School of Law. He received his law degree from the Florida State University College of Law and a B.A. from the University of Florida where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
ACTEC's Board of Regents confirmed the election of the 2015-2016 officers, including:
- President: BRUCE STONE (Coral Gables, FL)
- President-Elect: CYNDA C. OTTAWAY (OK)
- Vice President: SUSAN T. HOUSE (CA)
- Treasurer: CHARLES D. FOX IV (VA)
- Secretary: JOHN A. TERRILL II (PA)
- Immediate Past President: KATHLEEN R. SHERBY (MO)
ACTEC's Board of Regents approved the 2015 annual meeting nominations of the following Fellows:
Angela McClendon Adams (FL), Mary A. Akkerman (SD), Amy B. Beller (FL), Eric Lyon Burton (NM), Randal B. Caldwell (IA), Andrew Warren Chandler (SC), David J. Dietrich (MT), Glen T. Eichelberger (TX), Jay M. Eisenberg (MD), Richard L. Fox (PA), Adam M. Fried (OH), Amanda M. Gyeszly (TX), Brian E. Hamburg (MO), Amy Heller (NY), Darcy M. Katris (NY), Avi Z. Kestenbaum (NY), Tye J. Klooster (IL), Kevin Matz (NY), Kimberly Gill McKinnon (DE), Tasha K. Pepper-Dickinson (FL), Elizabeth T. Pierson (CA), C. Raymond Radigan (NY), Christopher M. Reimer (WY), Martha L. Ridgway (CO), Wendy S. Rusch (WI), Margaret W. Scott (GA), Jon Scuderi (FL), Robert D. Steele (NY), Dale L. Strasser (SD), Ivan Taback (NY), Laura Upchurch (TX), Jayna M. Voss (SD).
Ineke A. Koele (Netherlands), Tomoko Nakada (Japan), and LYAT EYAL (Israel) were elected as International Fellows.
ACTEC's 2015-2016 Board of Regents includes:
GLEN S. BAGBY (KY), SUSAN T. BART (IL), ANN B. BURNS (MN), MARC A. CHORNEY (CO), MARK M. CHRISTOPHER (MA), M. PATRICIA CULLER (OH), P. DANIEL DONOHUE (SD), TERRENCE M. FRANKLIN (CA), SUSAN N. GARY (OR), J. KEITH GEORGE (CA), T. RANDALL GROVE (WA), LOUIS S. HARRISON (IL), DAN W. HOLBROOK (TN), NANCY C. HUGHES (AL), ROBERT K. KIRKLAND (MO), LAIRD A. LILE (FL), JAMES M. MADDOX (NM), MARY ANN MANCINI (DC), THOMAS N. MASLAND (NH), KEVIN D. MILLARD (CO), R. HAL MOORMAN (TX), CHARLES IAN NASH (FL), ANNE J. O'BRIEN (DC), DAVID PRATT (FL), ANNE-MARIE RHODES (IL), NANCY SCHMIDT ROUSH (MO), MARGARET E.W. SAGER (PA), BARBARA A. SLOAN (NY), KURT A. SOMMER (NM), DEBORAH J. TEDFORD (CT), HOWARD S. TUTHILL III (CT), MARGARET VAN HOUTEN (IA), RANDALL M.L. YEE (HI).
Candidates for election to the College must meet rigorous eligibility criteria including, but not limited to, demonstrated skill and significant contributions to the field of trust and estate law and no less than ten years experience in the active private practice of probate and trust law or estate planning.
For more information on the newly-elected Fellows, the Board of Regents, and more, visit www.actec.org.
ACTEC Communications Director