Committees

Committees

Finance

The Finance Committee studies and recommends policy for the prudent management of Foundation funds in consultation with the Foundation’s investment advisor. Finance Committee members and the Treasurer regularly review the expenditures and investment of the Foundation accounts to ensure compliance with the Foundation mission and investment policies. 

Jorge Cestero, Chair

Steve Arnold

Sandy Dolowitz

Cary Mogerman

Larry Moskowitz

Mark Sessums

Forensic and Business Valuation Membership

The Forensic and Business Valuation Membership Committee reviews all F&BV membership applications and recommends candidates for approval to the Foundation Board of Directors. In addition, the Forensic and Business Valuation Division members are responsible for providing content to the Foundation’s quarterly business valuation newsletter and are available as a knowledge resource to Foundation members. 

Larry Moskowitz, Co-Chair

Jay Fishman, Co-Chair 

Stacy Collins

Jim McLaren

Ron Seigneur

Briggs Stahl 

Eleanor Stegmeier

Julia Swain

Fundraising

The Fundraising Committee plans programs and activities to raise the funds necessary to carry out the mission of the Foundation. The Committee is also tasked with developing and implementing new fundraising campaigns to meet the day to day financial needs and charitable goals of the Foundation. 

Mark Sessums, Co-Chair 

Brian Vertz, Co-Chair  

Cary Cheifetz  

Renee Chernus

David Hofstein  

Jacqueline Kemp  

Gary Rosen

Richard West

Larry Moskowitz, Ex officio

Grants

The Grants Committee evaluates the applications for grants and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors for annual awards to grant applicants based upon the Board’s grant policy. The Grants Committee establishes objective criteria for grant awards and ranks the applications. The Committee also proposes policy affecting such awards. 

Jorge Cestero, Chair  

Michele Bissada  

Bob Brandt

JoAl Cannon Sheridan  

John Durward  

Jay Fishman

Donn Fullenweider

Twila Larkin

Brian Sobol

Eleanor Stegmeier

Bruce Steinfeld

Julia Swain

Larry Moskowitz, Ex officio

Joanne Ross Wilder Lecture

In coordination with the AAML CLE Chairs, the Joanne Ross Wilder Lecture Committee obtains and recommends the guest lecturer to speak at the Annual Meeting of the AAML. The lecture is reserved for presentation on a leading topic that is thought provoking and challenges lawyers to view the practice in unconventional ways. 

Anne Durward, Co-Chair

JoAl Cannon Sheridan, Co-Chair

Elisha Roy

Bruce Steinfeld

Nominating

The Nominating Committee, chaired by the President Elect, proposes candidates to fill Director and Officer vacancies by soliciting and reviewing candidates for office.  

Anne Durward, Chair  

JoAl Cannon Sheridan

Joy Feinberg  

Sylvia Goldschmidt  

Jim McLaren

Anita Rodarte

Planned Giving

The Planned Giving Committee works to encourage AAML Fellows to create significant planned gifts by will, trust, or other means which grow the investable assets of the Foundation. The Committee is also tasked with reaching out to potential donors and properly acknowledging the planned gifts. 

Suzanne Harris, Co-Chair

Anita Rodarte, Co-Chair

Amy Cores

Kristen Dalton

Joy Feinberg

Twila Larkin  

Larry Moskowitz, ex officio

Publicity

The Publicity Committee coordinates publicizing the work of the Foundation both to the Fellows of the AAML and the public at large. The Committee is tasked with preparing the Foundation’s Annual Report and Quarterly Business Valuation Newsletter as well as its Facebook and YouTube social media pages. In addition, the Publicity Committee provides content for its website and the Academy’s monthly newsletter and weekly eblast. The Committee is the channel that in part helps publicize our fundraising campaigns and the many activities of the Foundation.  

Cary Cheifetz, Co-Chair

Renee Chernus, Co-Chair

JoAl Cannon Sheridan

Francesca O’ Cathain

Elisha Roy

Natalia Wilson

Sponsorship

The Sponsorship Committee seeks and facilitates sponsorships for Foundation events including the Foundation Reception, Lifetime Members Luncheon, and tees and greens at the AAML MidYear Golf Outing. Other sponsorship opportunities include or have included the Annual Report and Trolleys to/from the Reception. The Sponsorship Committee has been instrumental in building long lasting relationships that promote the mission of the Foundation. 

Larry Moskowitz, Chair

Website

The Website Committee is charged with maintaining the structure and content of the Foundation website. In addition, the Committee is tasked with keeping the Board apprised of technological developments that affect the ability of the Foundation to reach out to Fellows, Lifetime Members, Sponsors and Friends of the Foundation as well as members of the public about the activities of the Foundation through the internet. 

David Griffin, Chair 

Twila Larkin

Brian Sobol

Brian Vertz 

Richard West  

Natalia Wilson

Annual Meeting Committees
Auction

The Auction Committee solicits auction items and coordinates the auction at the AAML annual meeting held in Chicago. The Committee has also assisted with coordinating a Foundation raffle during the annual meeting.

Lifetime Members Luncheon

The Lifetime Members Luncheon Committee coordinates all aspects of the Lifetime Members Luncheon held in Chicago during the AAML annual meeting. 

Larry Moskowitz, Chair

Anne Durward

Foundation Reception

In coordination with the Fundraising Committee, the Reception Committee coordinates all aspects of the Reception held in Chicago during the AAML annual meeting. 

Larry Moskowitz, Chair

Anne Durward