Committees 2017-2018


Committees 2017-2018

Standing Committees


Bylaws Committee
Charge: Review the PTRCA bylaws and recommend language for updates; coordinate with the PTRCA webmaster to ensure that the most recent bylaws are on the website.

Marian Armour-Gemman, Morgantown, WV  (CHAIR)
Suzanne Reinman, Stillwater, OK
Jared Hoppenfeld, College Station, TX
Lisha Li, Atlanta, GA (Ex-officio)


Conferences Committee
Charge: Coordinate all arrangements necessary for the PTRCA portions of the Annual PTRC Training Seminar and PTRCA Conference.

Lisha Li, Atlanta, GA (CHAIR)
Kathleen Fowler, Little Rock, AR
Karen Kitchens, Cheyenne, WY

Database Committee
Charge: Encourage USPTO, WIPO, EPO or any other interested parties to extend field, proximity, and Boolean search to major sections of patent and trademark databases as well as other database improvements.

Jim Miller, College Park, MD  (CHAIR)
Barbara Hampton, (Southbury CT)
Andrew Maines, Buffalo, NY – (Website Administrator)
Dave Morrison, Salt Lake City, UT
Alfred Mowdood, Salt Lake City, UT
David Zwicky, West Lafayette, IN
Lisha Li, Atlanta, GA (Ex-officio)


Election Committee
Charge: Run the Election for Officers and Divisional Representatives; includes call for nominations, recruiting candidates, and running the electronic election.

Leena Lalwani, Ann Arbor, MI (CHAIR)
Christina Byrne, Seattle, WA
Jared Hoppenfeld, College Station, TX
Dave Zwicky, West Lafayette, IN


Membership and Mentoring Committee
Charge: Coordinate the matching of new members and first-time attendees with either their divisional representative or a seasoned PTRCA veteran to ensure that they feel welcome and informed at the annual seminar.

Dave Zwicky, West Lafayette, IN (CHAIR)
Kathy Berry, Dallas, TX

Aleta Burgé, Miami, FL
Jared Hoppenfeld, College Station, TX
Walt Johnson, Minneapolis, MN
Lisha Li, Atlanta, GA  (Ex officio)
Andrew Maines, Buffalo, NY
Sharyl Overhiser, Philadelphia, PA
Connie Wu, Piscataway, NJ

Publications Committee

Charge: Coordinate the publication of the Association's annual newsletter and maintain the Association's website and archives.

Suzanne Reinman, Stillwater, OK  (CHAIR & Newsletter Editor)
Jan Comfort, Clemson, SC
Dave Irvin, Las Cruces, NM
Andrew Maines, Buffalo, NY  
Tom Rohrig, Lubbock, TX  
Irene Yelovich, Pittsburg, PA
Dave Zwicky, West Lafayette, IN
Lisha Li, Atlanta, GA (Ex-officio)



Ad Hoc Committees


Program Committee
Charge: Plan programs presented by PTRCA Members at other conferences, such as ALA, SLA, etc.

Paulina Borrego, Amherst, MA (CHAIR)
Paula Johnson, Las Cruces, NM


Past Committees

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