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Board of Directors Committees


The 2016-2017 Committee assignments for the AMTA Board of Directors are as follows:

AMTA Officers

Frank Guliuzza, President
Justin Bernstein, Past-President
Michael Walsh, Secretary
Melissa Pavely, Assistant Secretary
Matthew Eslick, Treasurer
Sue Johnson, Assistant Treasurer

Executive Committee (also serves as Nominating Committee)
Frank Guliuzza (President)
Justin Bernstein (Past-President & Development Director)
Matthew Eslick (Treasurer)
Michael Walsh (Secretary)
William Warihay (Tournament Administration Chair)
Johnathan Woodward (Tabulation Director)
DeLois Leapheart (Academics Committee Chair)
Anna Smith (Competition Response Committee Chair)
Ryan Seelau (Rules Committee Chair)

Academics Committee

To provide resources for AMTA members who wish to create mock trial courses and curricula, to conduct research on mock trial, and to serve as a liaison to academic institutions.

DeLois Leapheart (Chair)
David Ben-Merre
Brandon Harper (Director of Mentoring)
Dionne Merkel
Angela Minor
Mark Miller
Michael Nelson
Gordon Park
Tom Parker
Melissa Pavely
Ted Ritter
Kyle Thomason

Accommodations Committee
​Don Racheter (Chair)
David Cross (Counsel)
Michael Gelfand
Josh Leckrone
Diane Michalak

Budget & Audit Committee
Matthew Eslick (Treasurer/Chair)
​Sue Johnson (Assistant Chair)
Mike Walsh

Case and Evidentiary

Review case proposals and select the case for use in competition, offer clarifications as necessary, respond to queries regarding the case and make revisions as necessary

Civil Case Committee
Dan Haughey (Chair)
Justin Bernstein
Michael Gelfand
Toby Heytens
Mackenzi Siebert
Abbe Stensland
Kyle West

Criminal Case Committee
Alex Bluebond (Chair)
David Ben-Merre
Laura Braunsberg
Michael Nelson
Neal Schuett
Anna Smith

NCT Civil Case Committee
Brandon Harper (Chair)
Amanda Mundell
Kyle Thomason
Michael Polovich

Ad Hoc NCT Topic Approval Committee
Michael Nelson (Chair)
Jacelyn Olson
Kristofer Lyons
Brandon Harper

Competition Response Committee

To make timely, in-season rule interpretations, subject to Board review at the annual meeting. Note that individuals serve on the Committee by virtue of office and membership changes as the person holding the offices changes.

Anna Smith (Chair)
Johnathan Woodward (Tabulation Director)
Ryan Seelau (Rules Committee Chair)
Dan Haughey (Civil Case Committee Chair)
Barry Langford (Ombudsperson)
William Warihay (Tournament Administration Committee Chair)
​Frank Guliuzza (President)

Development Committee
Justin Bernstein (Chair)
JoAnna Derfelt
Glen Halva-Neubauer
Brandon Harper
Devon Holstad
Grant Keener
Maddie Roach
Melissa Schuett (Newsletter Editor)
Neal Schuett
Kyle Thomason

Ethics Committee (Ad Hoc)
Tom Parker (Chair)
Kristen DelForge
Devon Holstad
Grant Keener
Barry Langford
Jacelyn Olson
Georgie Weatherby

Human Resources Committee
Michael Walsh (Secretary)
​Diane Michalak
William Warihay (Member-at-large)

Rules/Sanctions Committee
Ryan Seelau (Chair)
Laura Braunsberg
Toby Heytens
Neal Schuett
Jim Wagoner
Marissa Oxman

Strategic Planning
Frank Guliuzza (Co-Chair)
Justin Bernstein (Co-Chair)
JoAnna Derfelt
Glen Halva-Neubauer
Barry Langford
DeLois Leapheart
Ryan Seelau
Michael Walsh

Tabulation Advisory Committee

Johnathan Woodward (Chair)
Monica L. Dorman
Brandon Harper
Graham Henry
Devon Holstad

Analysis Committee
Annie Wang (Co-Chair)
Ben Graham (Co-Chair)
Sarah Sawtelle
Michael Nelson

Tournament Administration Committee
William Warihay (Chair)

Team and Feeder Subcommittee
Adam Detsky (Chair)
Sarah Sawtelle
Johnathan Woodward
Devon Holstad
Melissa Pavely
Michael Walsh

Site Selection and Host Communication Subcommittee
Josh Leckrone (Chair)
Grant Keener
Monica Dorman
Michael Polovich
Barry Langford
Kristofer Lyons
Sue Johnson
Michael Koeltzow
Kyle West

AMTA Representative Assignment Subcommittee
Melissa Pavely (Chair)
Matthew Eslick (Treasurer)
Glen Halva-Neubauer
Kyle West
Michael Walsh

Technology Committee
Michael Walsh (Chair)
Diane Michalak
Neal Schuett
Monica L. Dorman

Disciplinary Committee

To enforce the AMTA Code of Conduct with regard to the Board of Directors, Candidates, and Representatives.

Justin Bernstein (Past-President)
Georgie Weatherby (Appointment by President)
Dan Haughey (Member At-Large)

Counsel: David Cross, Crowell & Moring, LLP
Insurance Coordinator: Adam Detsky
Newsletter Editor: Melissa Schuett
Ombudsperson: Barry Langford
Parliamentarian: Don Racheter
Trophy Coordinator: Adam Detsky
Web Site Manager: Melissa Schuett