Board of Directors
Annually, the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers seeks nominations to the Board of Directors. Applicants interested in serving should submit a letter of interest that details their service to the Association, their leadership experience and their qualifications to email@example.com between October 31 and December 31. Each year, the Board Governance Committee reviews those nominations and prepares a slate of officers that is considered by the members at their Annual Membership Meeting. Board members elected at the Annual Membership Meeting serve for a three-year term.
Any member qualified to vote may be nominated as a candidate for any Officer or Board of Director position. A member may be nominated by one of three means: a) by the Board Governance Committee; b) any member of the Association qualified to vote may nominate by petition any other Member qualified to hold office; or c) any member qualified to vote may nominate by petition himself or herself.
The Board Governance Committee is charged with recruiting and nominating candidates for election as Directors and Officers of the Association. It will nominate qualified candidates, endeavor to assure diversity, and consider candidates’ years of membership and service to the Association and the profession.
The Board Governance Committee will consider candidates and announce it slate of officers and directors in March. If you are interested in seeking an officer or a position on the Board of Directors, please contact our office for further information. After the announcement of the slate of officers, individuals seeking to nominate his/herself or nominate another individual must submit a petition containing at least 20 PACDL member names and should contact the office for the submission deadline. A nomination petition can be found here.
2021 Elected Officers. PACDL members elected the individiuals below to office at the Annual Meeting held in October 2020.
Board President: Peter E. Kratsa, West Chester
President-Elect: Patrick A. Casey, Scranton
Vice President, Western District: Jonathan Fodi, Pittsburgh
Vice President, Middle District: Jason Dunkle, State College
Vice President, Eastern District: Brian J. McMonagle, Philadelphia
Treasurer: Wana Saadzoi, Media
Secretary: Edward F. Spreha, Jr., Harrisburg