The Nominating Committee met on January 18, 2018 to consider nominees for the position of Chair-Elect of the Forum on Construction Law, as well as the nomination of four members for positions on the Governing Committee of the Forum on Construction Law. The members of the Nominating Committee were Dave Senter, Terry Brookie, Allen Estes, Jeff Cruz, Tracy James and Michael K. Kamprath. I served as Chairperson of the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee received three applications for the position of Chair-Elect and 10 applications for Governing Committee positions. After careful and thorough consideration, the Committee nominated as follows:
Chair-Elect – Kristine Kubes of Minneapolis, MN
- Cathy Altman of Dallas, TX
- Keith Bergeron of New Orleans, LA
- Edward Gentilcore of Pittsburgh, PA
- Tracy Steedman of Baltimore, MD
In accordance with Section 6.1(b) of the Forum’s By-laws, Ms. Kubes was determined to have the experience, leadership abilities, passion, compassion and drive to serve as the Chair-Elect. Her demonstrated performance as the Chairperson of the Special Programs and Education Committee for the past several years as well as her prior involvement in the Forum as Chair of Division 3, as a speaker and in other activities makes her well suited for this position.
Ms. Altman has been actively involved in Forum activities. Her performance as a Program Co-Chair, Chairperson of a Division and Program Co-Chair of the Trial Academy demonstrates her ability to serve as a Governing Committee member.
Ms. Bergeron has served the Forum in many capacities. He has spoken at many programs. He has been a Division Chair and a Program Co-Chair. The Nominating Committee felt he would be an excellent member of the Governing Committee.
Mr. Gentilcore has served as a Program Co-Chair, Chairperson of a Division, engaged in marketing activities and has performed other roles for the Forum such that the Nominating Committee believes he is well suited to serve on the Governing Committee.
Ms. Steedman has served as a Program Co-Chair, Division Chair, editor of books, speaker on many occasions and has engaged in other Forum activities. The Nominating Committee believes that she will be an excellent member of the Governing Committee.
In accordance with Section 6.1(b) of the By-laws, within seven days after delivery of this report, the name and address of each nominee is to be posted on the Forum’s website. I am providing you with this information.
- Kristine Kubes, Kubes Law Office, PLLC, 275 Market Street, Suite 566, Minneapolis, MN 55405
- Cathy Altman, Carington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP, 901 Main Street, Suite 5500, Dallas, TX 75202
- Keith Bergeron, Deutsch Kerrigan, LLP, 755 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
- Edward Gentilcore, Sherrard, German & Kelly, P.C., 535 Smithfield Street, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
- Tracy Steedman, Adelberg, Rudow, 7 St. Paul Street, Suite 600, Baltimore, MD 21202
I want to thank you for the opportunity to serve as Chairperson of the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee worked very hard and took extremely serious its role in considering all applicants for the available positions. I am personally proud of the efforts undertaken by everyone on the Nominating Committee.
If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact me.
Very truly yours,
Thomas L. Rosenberg
Nominating Committee – 2018