The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is holding its 2018-2019 Board of Governors election. The NAPABA Board of Governors makes the organization’s policies for the given year, and consists of nine officers, ten regional governors, and four appointed At-Large Board Members. The responsibilities of board members include, but are not limited to, supporting NAPABA’s mission statement, endorsing NAPABA events and programs, securing financial supporters, and demonstrating the highest standards of integrity and decorum. For a full list of governor responsibilities, click here. With these responsibilities in mind, AABANY endorses the following candidates (whose statements, biographies, and endorsements can be found by clicking their name):
Bonnie Lee Wolf, President-Elect
Alen Hsu, Vice President for Membership
Charles Jung, Vice President for Programs and Operations
Avanti Bakane, Vice President for Communications
Gary Zhao, Treasurer
Jeffrey Javinar, Secretary
AABANY members who joined or renewed their NAPABA membership by July 1, 2018, are eligible to vote. Ballots have been delivered by email, and must be cast on or before Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. If you have any questions, you may contact the NAPABA Nominating & Elections Committee Chair George Chen, [email protected], or NAPABA Executive Director Tina Matsuoka, [email protected]. For general inquiries, please contact [email protected].
More information on elections can be found here, and the elections schedule has been reproduced below:
Oct. 9 | Votes must be cast by 9 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. PDT on this date in order to be counted. Questions or concerns about voting and elections may be directed to [email protected].*
*Staff will be available to assist you throughout the voting period until 5 p.m. EDT/2 p.m. PDT on Oct. 9, 2018, which is several hours before the voting period closes. If you have questions or anticipate a need for assistance, please plan accordingly and contact us in advance of the deadline. No one will be able to assist you during the last few hours of voting.
Oct. 11 | Election results will be announced to the membership.