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ACTEC Elects Eight New Members to the Board of Regents


Contact: Rebecca Vandall

Washington, DC, March 9, 2023: The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) today announced that eight new Regents were elected to its Board of Regents during the College’s Annual Business Meeting, held in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Friday, March 3, 2023. ACTEC’s Board of Regents is the governing body of the College.

Past President Stephen R. Akers chaired the 2023 Nominating Committee, with members: Lora L. Brown, Ann B. Burns, Andrea C. Chomakos, Benetta Y. Park, Sarah Moore Johnson, Nathaniel S. Putnam, Douglas J. Stanley, and Dale B. Stone. The Committee nominated eight Fellows to fill existing vacancies.

Nominees elected for an initial three-year term ending in 2026 are ACTEC Fellows: Lyat Eyal, Dana G. Fitzsimons, Jr., Cynthia G. Lamar-Hart, Michele A.W. McKinnon, Raymond C. Odom, Jeffery T. Peetz, Susan B. Shields, and Stephanie M. Tuthill.

Also elected to a second three-year term ending in 2026 are Fellows: Stephanie B. Casteel, Kim Kamin, and Suzanne Brown Walsh.

“It is my great pleasure to acknowledge The College’s newly elected Regents. I look forward to working with the entire Board of Regents this upcoming year,” stated ACTEC President Kurt A. Sommer.

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 2,400 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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