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ACTEC Elects 12 New Regents to Board of Regents


Contact: Pamela Goldsmith, 202.702.2655

Washington, DC, March 19, 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 virtually Tuesday, March 2, 2021. ACTEC’s Board of Regents is the governing body of the College.

Past President Charles D. Fox, IV chaired the 2020 Nominating Committee with members Susan T. BartMark M. ChristopherRandall T. GroveChris R. HoytCynthia Lamar-HartJohn A. Terrill, II and Stephanie M. Tuthill. The Committee nominated 12 Fellows to fill existing vacancies.

Nominees elected for a second three-year term ending in 2024 are Fellows Gerry W. Beyer, Lubbock, Texas; Lora L. Brown, Seattle, Washington; Christopher H. Gadsden, Wayne, Pennsylvania; Beth Shapiro Kaufman, Washington, DC; and Peter T. Mott, Southport, Connecticut.

And, nominees elected for an initial three-year term ending in 2024 are Fellows Leigh-Alexandra Basha, Washington, DC; Gregory V. Gadarian, Tucson, Arizona; Miriam W. Henry, New Orleans, Louisiana; Joshua E. Husbands, Portland, Oregon; James D. Lamm, Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Bridget A. Logstrom-Koci, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“It is my great pleasure to acknowledge the College’s newly elected Regents,” said ACTEC President Ann B. Burns. “These outstanding individuals will help guide the affairs of the College, as we anticipate an exceptionally productive year under this new leadership.”

During the Virtual Annual Meeting, ACTEC’s Board of Regents elected the following 2021-2022 officers, each of whom serve with Burns on the Executive Committee and the Board of Regents:

ACTEC President 2020-2021, Stephen R. Akers 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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