Shaun M. Snyder Wins as D.C. Bar President-Elect
June 08, 2023
Shaun M. Snyder, executive director of the National Association of State Treasurers, has been elected president-elect of the D.C. Bar for the 2023–2024 term. He will serve in that position for one year starting July 1 before becoming president in 2024. With Snyder’s election, incumbent President-Elect Charles R. Lowery Jr., senior policy director at the National Housing Conference, will become the Bar’s 52nd president.
Snyder has served the D.C. Bar in many capacities, including as treasurer (2020–2021, 2022–2023) and as member of the executive, budget, and finance committees of the D.C. Bar Board of Governors.
“I’m incredibly excited. I’ve served as treasurer for two terms now, which has allowed me to see just how much the Bar does for its members and the D.C. area community, generally. The fact that I have been elected and will be able to serve three more years on the Board of Governors, helping to support the Bar, is just super exciting to me, and I’m very appreciative to the members for electing me,” Snyder said.
“My campaign platform focused on increasing member engagement as well as encouraging greater participation by our members in pro bono and access to justice initiatives,” he added. “I’m looking forward to doing everything I can, working with our fantastic staff, to showcase the great member benefits the Bar has to offer, as well as working with them to meet the significant need we have in our community for legal support services.”
Snyder brings to the president-elect position a wealth of professional experience. He previously served as COO of the American Psychiatric Association, COO and interim director of the D.C. Department of Health, special assistant to the general counsel at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and legislative counsel for the D.C. Council.
Snyder holds an MBA from George Washington University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He was named a Certified Association Executive by the American Society of Association Executives.
Also elected to one-year terms were, as treasurer, Alicia M. Long of the U.S. Department of Justice and, as treasurer-elect, Mark A. Salzberg of Squire Patton Boggs.
Elected to the Bar’s Board of Governors for three-year terms were Courtney L. Weiner of the Law Office of Courtney Weiner PLLC, Ramya Ravindran of Bredhoff & Kaiser PLLC, Natalie M. Koss of Potomac Legal Group PLLC, Patrick C. English of Latham & Watkins LLP, and Lukman S. Azeez of Wiley Rein LLP.
Elected to the American Bar Association House of Delegates for two-year terms were Kerry K. Neal of the U.S. Department of Education and D. Jean Veta of Covington & Burling LLP. Josephine M. Bahn of Cozen O’Connor was elected as the Bar’s Under 36 delegate.
Members of the D.C. Bar Communities (practice specialty entities) also elected new steering committee members.
Of the 86,672 D.C. Bar members who were eligible to vote in the general election, 7,666 cast their ballots, for an 8.8 percent turnout. A complete breakdown of the election results follows.
|President-Elect||Shaun M. Snyder||3,868||Elected|
|Alexander L. Reid||3,138|
|Treasurer||Alicia M. Long||4,496||Elected|
|Nicholas W. Woodfield||2,444|
|Treasurer-Elect||Mark A. Salzberg||3,385||Elected|
|Board of Governors||Courtney L. Weiner||4,257||Elected|
|Natalie M. Koss||3,361||Elected|
|Patrick C. English||2,990||Elected|
|Lukman S. Azeez||2,843||Elected|
|Wendy P. Fischman||2,742|
|Brooke T. Iley||2,695|
|Jason M. Gerson||2,590|
|Hardeep S. Grover||2,085|
|ABA House of Delegates||Kerry K. Neal||5,292||Elected|
|D. Jean Veta||4,023||Elected|
|Karen M. Roos||2,522|
|ABA Under 36 Delegate||Josephine M. Bahn||3,614||Elected|
|Travis S. Nembhard||2,844|
|Antitrust and Consumer Law||Erin McNamee||64||Elected|
|Arts, Entertainment, Media and Sports Law||Grayson Clary||43||Elected|
|Corporation, Finance and Securities Law||Gerald Hodgkins||89||Elected|
|District of Columbia Affairs||Ann Wilcox||42||Elected|
|Environment, Energy and Natural Resources||Samuel Backfield||72||Elected|
|Estates, Trusts and Probate Law||Amanda Odorimah||93||Elected|
|Family Law||Elizabeth Selmo||40||Elected|
|Rachel De Rose||28||Elected|
|Government Contracts||Eric Hapner||50||Elected|
|Health Law||John J. Gillon Jr.||57||Elected|
|Intellectual Property Law||Lisa Schreihart||90||Elected|
|International Law||Andrea Al-Attar||61||Elected|
|Labor and Employment Law||D'Ontae Sylvertooth||91||Elected|
|Law Practice Management||L. A. Shannon Taylor||39||Elected|
|Public Interest and Courts||Bennett Rushkoff||43||Elected|
|Real Estate, Housing and Land Use||Erica Litovitz||61||Elected|
All newly elected officers, board members, and delegates will be recognized at the D.C. Bar’s Celebration of Leadership on June 22 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.