Officer slate for 2008-09 announced

Issue April 2008 By Bill Archambeault

The Nominating Committee announced the slate of 2008-09 Massachusetts Bar Association officers at the March 6 House of Delegates meeting.

Current President-elect Edward W. McIntyre automatically becomes president for the 2008-09 year, and current Treasurer Valerie A. Yarashus has been nominated to serve as president-elect.

Robert F. Lucas and Robert L. Holloway Jr. have been nominated for the two vice president posts and Denise Squillante has been slated as treasurer. Joining the 2007-08 officers on the 2008-09 slate is Douglas K. Sheff, who was nominated as secretary.

The full MBA membership was notified of the slate by mail by March 25. After the April 10 deadline for petitions has passed, the 2008-09 officers will be officially announced at the May 14 House of Delegates meeting at the Salem Waterfront Hotel in Salem.

The slate of delegates for 2008-09:
Barnstable: Susan A. Huettner
Plymouth: Sara J. Trezise
Bristol: Miriam H. Babin
Berkshire/Franklin/Hampshire: Veronica J. Fenton
Hampden: Mary Jo Kennedy
Essex (2): Walter A. Costello Jr. and John J. Vasapolli
Middlesex (3): Lee J. Gartenberg, Martha Rush O’Mara and Kimberly E. Winter
Norfolk (2): Fern L. Frolin and Robert W. Harnais
Suffolk (4): Jeffrey N. Catalano, Stephen Y. Chow, Jeffrey B. Loeb and Angela C. McConney
Worcester (2): James Gavin Reardon Jr. and James T. Van Buren
At-Large (7): John N. Affuso, Anthony J. Benedetti, Alan J. Klevan, Francis C. Morrissey, Denise I. Murphy, Pauline Quirion and Charles P. Wagner

MBA Past President Mark D Mason, who chaired the 2007-08 Nominating Committee and presented the report at the meeting, noted that an abundance of submissions had been considered for next year’s slate.

“The number of nominees bodes well for the future of the organization,” Mason said.

Also serving on the committee were Alice B. Braunstein, Boston; James S. Dilday, Boston; Warren Fitzgerald, Charlestown; Marsha V. Kazarosian, Haverhill; Kathleen M. O’Donnell, Lowell; and Kevin P. Phillips, Marshfield.