The New Jersey State Bar Association’s Nominating Committee tapped Kimberly A. Yonta to be the organization's next secretary.
The selection means Yonta, who is a trustee, is on track to become president of the state’s leading group for lawyers, judges and legal professionals in 2020.
The committee also tapped over two dozen members for leadership positions. The slate includes a handful of new selections to the association’s governing body, the board of trustees.
The selections were announced following the committee’s extensive interviews and deliberations late last month. In addition to the slate of candidates, under the bylaws current President-Elect Miles S. Winder III automatically becomes president, and current President Paris P. Eliades becomes immediate past president in May.
President-Elect – Thomas H. Prol
First Vice President – Robert B. Hille
Second Vice President – John E. Keefe Jr.
Treasurer – Evelyn Padin
Secretary – Kimberly A. Yonta
Alan J. Cohen – Atlantic
Linda W. Eynon* – Camden
Stephen W. Barry* - Cape May
Jodi L. Rosenberg – Essex
Haekyoung Suh – Hunterdon
Craig M. Aronow* - Middlesex
Timothy F. McGoughran* Monmouth
Richard M. Sevrin* - Ocean
Diane K. Smith – Somerset
Lauren D. Fraser – Sussex
Marc Brown* - Union
Christine A. Amalfe*
Kenneth E. Sharperson*
Joan M. Burke*
Eric G. Fikry*
Jeralyn L. Lawrence*
Thomas P. Scrivo*
Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Trustee
James J. Uliano
Kathleen Barnett Einhorn
Robert C. Scrivo
American Bar Association Delegate
Meredith I. Friedman (YLD)
Lynn Fontaine Newsome*
Stephen M. Orlofsky*
If no nominations by petition are received 60 days prior to the opening business session of the NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention, in accordance with theNJSBA bylaws, the individuals will be considered elected by acclamation. The installation of officers and trustees will take place at the Annual Meeting and Convention in May.
Under the NJSBA's election policy manual (PDF) adopted by the Board of Trustees in January 2014, the Election Committee has approved peition forms, should anyone wish to challenge the Nominating Committee's selections. The forms are required to be posted online. The forms can be found here.