2023 Board Elections

2023 Board of Directors Elections

Every two years, ILTA elects and seats a new Board of Directors. 

The members of the Talent Council, who vet and recommend candidates, devote tremendous time, care, and effort to the process of developing the ballot. On this page, you will find information about ILTA's Board, about the election process, and about the candidates for the 2023-2025 Board of Directors. The election will be conducted in accordance with the ILTA Bylaws as ratified on 24 October 2022.

Reminder: ILTA's Bylaws provide for a one-entity-one-vote model. Each member entity in good standing has a Designated Voter. That Designated Voter may not forward their ballot to another individual within their organization. Should you have any questions, please contact any member of the Talent Council or joy@iltanet.org.

ILTA Board of Directors Ballot 2023 - 2025 Term

President (vote for one) 

Tony McKenna
Director of Information Technology
Howard Kennedy LLP

Jack Thompson
Ast. Director – eDiscovery & Legal Operations

Directors (vote for up to seven) 

Gary Berger
Director, Information Security
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Julie Brown
Director of Practice Technology
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Jason Dirkx
Director of Practice Innovation and Technology Solutions
Paul Hastings LLP

Chris Hunt
Director of Technology & Operations
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.

Tony McKenna
Director of Information Technology
Howard Kennedy LLP

Kara Portwood
Director of Innovation
Armstrong Teasdale LLP

Evan Shenkman
Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer
Fisher Phillips

Jack Thompson
Global Lead - eDiscovery & Legal Operations

Paul Wittekind
Director of Knowledge and Legal Process Solutions
Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.

Key Dates

14 March 2023
Board authorizes the election

20 March 2023
Notice of Election issued to Designated Voters

30 March 2023
Pre-Election Informational Webinar

3 April 2023
Ballots sent to Designated Voters from all member entities in good standing; quorum established

3-19 April 2023
Voting is open; reminders will be sent during this period

20 April 2023
Votes are tallied, and Board, candidates, and Talent Council are informed of results

24 April 2023
Talent Council begins process of assigning Board roles – except President – to electees

1 May 2023
Talent Council Co-Chairs meet with Board to present final Board composition; Board certifies election

2 May 2023
Announce results to ILTA community

Board service requires a mix of unique and specific knowledge, skills, and attributes. Please click the link below to see the Board of Directors qualification criteria.

view the criteria →

2023 Election Overview

During the Webinar, we provided an overview of the election process, demonstrated the new two-part voting process (ballots for President and for up to seven Directors cast as a single vote), and reviewed the available election materials.

Board Election Process Videos

The Talent Council, in conjunction with past and present Board members, recorded a series of short videos about the Board and specific Board positions.

About the Board

Role of the President and Executive Vice President

Role of the Secretary

Role of the Treasurer

Guide to being a Director

The purpose of this document is to provide comprehensive guidance about the Board Election Process, an introduction to the duties of a director, and a brief view of the boardroom. If you are interested in running for the Board, we strongly recommend you read this document before filling out the application. We share tips for the application, interview, etc.