Officers


July 2020 Update - The ALRA Executive Board unanimously agreed to defer board elections and extend the current terms of all board members for an additional year. While the ALRA Constitution does not contemplate this action, the Executive Board unanimously concluded that deferring board elections and extending board member terms for an additional year was a reasonable and prudent approach given the current challenges of conducting an annual meeting and board elections.

President

Scot Beckenbaugh | Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (US)
   
(202) 606-8100
  sbeckenbaugh@fmcs.gov
Term ends: July 2021

The President serves a one-year term immediately following a year of service as the President-Elect of the Association, appoints all committees, and leads and sets the agenda for board meetings and the annual meeting of the Association.


President-Elect

Susan Panepento | New York City Office of Collective Bargaining
    (212) 306-7190 
   spanepento@ocb.nyc.gov
Term ends: July 2021

The President-Elect is elected to a one-year term, chairs the Policy and Constitution Committee, prepares a financial plan with the Vice President-Finance, and performs duties of the President in the President's absence.


Immediate Past President

Peter Simpson | Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (Canada)
    (819) 654-4080
  peter.simpson@labour-travail.gc.ca
Term ends: July 2021

The Immediate Past President serves a one-year term immediately following a year of service as the President of the Association and like all officers, is a member of the Executive Board.


Vice President: Administration

Eileen Hennessey | National Mediation Board 
    (202) 692-5040
    
hennessey@nmb.gov
Term ends: July 2022

The Vice President-Administration is elected to a two-year term, keeps minutes of association and executive board meetings, chairs the Publications and Communications Committee, maintains all association records, prepares association correspondence, and coordinates publication of the ALRA Advisor.


Vice President: Finance

Mike Sellars | Washington Public Employment Relations Commission
  (360) 570-7306
   
mike.sellars@perc.wa.gov
Term ends: July 2021

The Vice President-Finance is elected to a two-year term, receives revenues, pays bills, invests assets, chairs the Membership Committee, and maintains association financial records.


Vice President: Professional Development

Sarah Cudahy | Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 
   (202) 606-8090
   
scudahy@fmcs.gov
Term ends: July 2022

The Vice President-Professional Development is elected to a two-year term, chairs the Professional Development Committee, receives training grant requests, coordinates ALRAcademy, oversees development of conference training programs, and maintains a listing of available training materials.


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