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2024 DRI Election Update

  • Published July 08, 2024

At the 2024 DRI Annual Meeting in Seattle, October 16–18, the DRI Board of Directors will name four individuals to join them as national directors (each serving three-year terms). The final candidates are presented to the board upon the recommendation of the Nominating Committee. In addition, an individual will be elected as the next DRI second vice president, which begins his or her track to the presidency after serving subsequent years as first vice president and president-elect. Also, one candidate will be elected to serve a one-year term as secretary–treasurer. The following DRI members have filed Declarations of Candidacy for this year’s second vice president and national director positions.

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Second Vice President

Michael D. Carter, Hall Booth Smith PC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

David L. Jones, Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP, Little Rock, Arkansas

Sara M. Turner, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, Birmingham, Alabama

Ricardo A. Woods, Burr Forman LLP, Mobile, Alabama

National Director

Juan M. Marquez, Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, PA, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Morgan J. Milner, Modern Woodmen of America, Rock Island, Illinois

Michelle Thurber Czapski, Bodman PLC, Troy, Michigan

Christopher B. Turney, Turney LG, Kansas City, Missouri