I value the NCBC and the strength it brings as an organization to the training, education and sense of community for our membership. I have attended previous NCBC annual conferences in Cleveland (2001), Cincinnati (2004), Chicago (2005), San Francisco (2013), St. Louis (2014), and Atlanta (2015) and I am looking forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C. later this year.
Having been elected to the NCBC Board of Governors in 2014, I have been serving as the chair of the Mentorship Committee and the chair of the Awards and Scholarship Committee. Working with these committees has allowed me to represent the NCBC membership in a very tangible way. My interaction with those serving as mentors and mentees has been encouraging to me personally and working with the committee to identify award and scholarship recipients has been very fulfilling. Although I have been a member of the NCBC for almost 30 years, I still believe the organization offers many opportunities and benefits to today’s members.
Throughout my tenure working at the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, I have had the opportunity to meet and work with many of you. In my local court, I currently serve as Chief Deputy Clerk. Previously I held the positions of intake clerk, financial deputy, budget analyst and financial manager so I am very familiar with a variety of day-to-day bankruptcy court activities. I bring 36 years of bankruptcy court knowledge, skills and abilities with me to the seat on the Board of Governors.
As a graduate of the Federal Court Leadership Program (class of 2000) and a summa cum laude graduate holding a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, I willingly use my experiences to keep the NCBC on a pathway toward prominence.
Whether we have worked together on a national committee, met at a previous conference, or participated together in some other way, please be assured that if I am re-elected I will use my expertise to continue to represent the values and programs important to our organization. I appreciate your vote and I look forward to representing you on the NCBC Board of Governors.