March 12, 2021 News & Announcements

Seeking Nominations for Vice Chair of Membership, Diversity, and Inclusion: A Message from the Chair of the Nominating Committee

By Eric Solomon, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington, DC

The Tax Section has created a new Vice Chair position: Vice Chair for Membership, Diversity, and Inclusion. The purpose of this message is to seek nominations for the position, which will begin in August of this year.

As described in my August 2020 column, the members of each year’s Nominating Committee identify the future leaders of the Section. Each year the Nominating Committee meets at the Fall and Midyear Tax Meetings to select the nominees for Council Director positions (for three-year terms); Vice-Chair positions (one-year terms with a maximum of three years in total); the Secretary and Assistant Secretary (one-year terms with a maximum of two years in total); and the next Chair-Elect. Final selection of the individuals for the positions occurs at the annual meeting of the Section the following August (August 2021 for this year’s nominees).

After the most recent meeting of the Nominating Committee, the Council of the Section approved creation of a new Vice Chair for Membership, Diversity, and Inclusion. This new Vice Chair will work with Section leadership and a new staff Director of Membership, Marketing, and Diversity to actively support the growth of Section membership, ensure the Section meets member needs, broaden Section diversity and include diverse persons in all Section activities. 

The Nominating Committee invites you to contact any member of the Nominating Committee, including me (esolomon@steptoe.com), to identify individuals who you believe have the necessary qualifications, experience and commitment to assume the important role of Vice Chair for Membership, Diversity, and Inclusion. If you have a serious interest in the position, please feel free to nominate yourself.

In order to be considered at the Nominating Committee meeting that is expected to occur at the beginning of April, the Nominating Committee will need to receive your nominations (with a brief statement of support) no later than close of business Tuesday, March 30, 2021. This is your opportunity to participate in filling an important role in the Tax Section. ■