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)
Jared Hoppenfeld, College Station, TX
Suzanne Reinman, Stillwater, OK

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)
Karen Kitchens, Cheyenne, WY
Kathleen Fowler

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, Baltimore, MD (Chair)
Dave Zwicky, West Lafayette, IN
​Andrew Maines, Buffalo, NY
Alfred Mowdood, Salt Lake City, UT
Dave  Morrison, Salt Lake City, UT
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
Dave Zwicky, West Lafayette, IN
Jared Hoppenfeld, College Station, TX

 

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)
Andrew Wohrley, Auburn, AL
Sharyl Overhiser, Philadelphia, PA
Aleto Burgel

Jared Hoppenfeld, College Station, TX
Kathy Berry, Dallas, TX
Connie Wu, Piscataway, NJ
Walt Johnson, Minneapolis, MN
Lisha Li, Atlanta, GA (ex officio)

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)
Dave Zwicky, West Lafayette, IN
Andrew Maines, Buffalo, NY
David Irvin, Las Cruces, NM
Lisha Li, Atlanta, GA (ex officio)

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

Siu Min Yu, Houston, TX (Chair)
Suzanne Reinman, Stillwater, OK

Andrew Maines, Buffalo, NY
judy Triplehorn, Fairbanks, AK
Lisha Li, Atlanta, GA (ex officio)