Report of 2014 Forum Nominating Committee

Vol. 15 No. 3

The six members of the Forum on the Construction Industry Nominating Committee (Dan Brennan, Kristine Kubes, Pat Poff, Marilyn Klinger, Jim O’Connor and Fred Wilshusen) met on January 30, 20144 in Nassau, Bahamas, to consider nominations for Chair Elect and the four open positions on the Forum Governing Committee. The Committee is pleased to report the following nominations for terms commencing with the 2014-15 ABA year:

For Chair-Elect:

R. Harper Heckman
Nexsen Pruet, PLLC
Greensboro, North Carolina

For the four vacancies on the Forum Governing Committee:

Stanley J. Dobrowski
Calfee, Halter & LLP
Columbus, Ohio
Christopher S. Dunn
Waller Landsden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Nashville, Tennessee
David A. Scotti
Cipriani & Werner
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
David J. Theising
Harrison & Moberly LLP
Indianapolis, Indiana

As specified in Section 7.2 of the Forum Bylaws, the qualifications of each nominee are briefly stated below. The qualifications do not depict all of the nominees' achievements for the Forum, but capture only the highlights.

R. Harper Heckman

Harper has served the Forum in numerous capacities over several years. Harper served as a member of the Governing Committee from 2009 to 2012 and is currently Chair of the Publications Committee having held that position since 2011. He has also served on SPEC as well as on the Marketing and Finance Committees. Harper was also the Program Co-Chair of the Mid – Winter Program in 2008 AIA Documents: New Forms, New Issues and New Strategies . Harper has also served the Forum as a speaker, and Chair of Division 2 (Contract Documents).

Stanley J. Dobrowski

Stan is a former Chair of Division 12 (Owners and Lenders) from 2009-2011. He served as Program Co-Chair of the Midwinter 2012 Program in Houston, Texas, and served in various capacities on the SPEC and Technology Committees. He has also served as an Industry Outreach Chair on behalf of the Forum to various construction industry organizations. Stan has been a speaker for Forum National Programs and a contributing author for Forum publications. .

Christopher S. Dunn

Chris is a former Chair of Division 12 (Owners and Lenders) from 2011 to 2013. He served as Program Co-Chair of the 2010 Fall Program in Miami Beach We Won’t Get Fooled Again.. Chris presently serves on the SPEC Committee and has authored a variety of articles for the Construction Lawyer as well as published chapters in various Forum Publications such as the “The Construction Contracts Book”, “Construction Checklists” and “Construction Insurance”. He has also spoken at Forum National Programs.

David A. Scotti

David is a former Chair of Division 2 (Contract Documents) from 2008 to 2010, and previously served as a Steering Committee member for two terms once in 1995 and again in 2006 before becoming Chair. He was the program co­chair for the Regional Construction Contracts Program, and has served as co-author on numerous Forum publications and has been a frequent speaker at Forum National Meetings since 1996. He presently serves on the Technology Committee.

David J. Theising

David served as Chair of Division 7 (Insurance, Surety & Liens) from 2010 to 2012. He was the program co-chair for the 2013 Annual Meeting “The Future of Construction Law and Construction Law Practice” in Dana Point, California. He has served on the Membership Committee since 2008 and in 2012, was named Chair of the First Time Attendees Subcommittee of the Forum Membership Committee. David has been a frequent speaker at Forum National Programs and has been published in “The Construction Lawyer”.


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