Appointments and Committees

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall consist of the officers of the association and three members from the current board, including, if possible, one student member.

Updated March 24, 2024

Sarah Matthews, President
Kerry McAleer-Keeler, Executive Vice President
AB Gorham, Publications Chair
Virginia Green, Communications Chair
Angie Dell, Vice President for Membership
Julie Chen, Vice President for Programming
Vacant, Development Chair
Shira Eller, Secretary
Suzanne Powney, Treasurer
Amy Thompson, Awards Chair

Nominating and Membership Committee

The Nominating and Membership Committee, appointed by the Executive Committee, shall consist of one former chairperson, one director, and one member not a director, together with no more than two such other members, whether or not directors.

Angie Dell, Vice President for Membership
Kelly Roe, Vice Chair for Membership
Karen Baldner, Vice Chair for Nominations
Lauren Emeritz
Kyle Holland
Heather Kohlmeier
Sylvia Miller
Peter Tanner

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee shall have the Executive Vice President of the board as its chairperson and shall consist of five members who will solicit new ideas, recommendations and suggestions to further the aims of the association and the profession. The committee shall function as a research and development group responsible for suggesting long range planning to the board.

Kerry McAleer-Keeler, Chair
Julie Leonard
Sarah Smith
Mary Tasillo

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee shall be responsible for all communications with and between the members. The committee shall have responsibility for the content of the association's newsletter, website, and other instruments of communication.

Virginia Green, Chair
Vacant, Vice Chair for Member Relations
Meri A. Page, Vice Chair for Public Relations
Mervi Pakaste, Vice Chair for Social Media
Jacob Wan

Publications Committee

The Publications Committee shall have a director as its chairperson and shall consist of five members at least two of which shall be directors and two non-directors and one of which is a former editor of the journal when possible. The Publications Committee shall have responsibility for the design and production of the association's journal (at such time as the board decides to publish one), newsletter, and other documents, except for those overseen by the Communications Committee, as directed by the board.

AB Gorham, Chair
Jillian SicoVice Chair, Oral History Subcommittee
Katherine Risseeuw, Vice Chair, Archives Subcommittee
Peter Tanner, Editor, Openings
Susan Viguers, Vice Chair, Criticism & Theory Subcommittee


Peter Tanner, Editor
Sara Rieger, Studio Praxis genre editor
Levi Sherman, Book Review Editor
Janice Braun, Editorial Board Member
AB Gorham, Editorial Board Member (non-voting)
Jeff Groves, Editorial Board Member
Julie Leonard, Editorial Board Member
Katherine Ruffin, Editorial Board Member
Sara Sauers, Production Manager
Susan Viguers, Editorial Board Member

Archives Project Subcommittee

Katherine Risseeuw, Vice Chair
Bob Blesse
Alexander Mouton
Kathy Walkup

Criticism and Theory Subcommittee

Susan Viguers, Vice Chair
Alicia Bailey
Ruth Bardenstein
Rebecca Childers
Aaron Cohick
Bridget Elmer
Elizabeth Kealy-Morris
Emily Larned
Julie Leonard
Richard Minsky
Alexander Mouton
Amanda Nelsen
Katherine Ruffin
Tate Shaw
Levi Sherman

Oral History Subcommittee

Jillian Sico, Vice Chair
Sandra Kroupa
Julie Leonard
Alexander Mouton
Tatiana Ginsberg
Tate Shaw
April Sheridan

Meetings and Programs Committee

The Meetings and Programs Committee shall recommend the annual national meeting program chairperson to the board and shall oversee the planning and production of the annual national meeting and the biannual national conference. The committee shall also advise the board on suitable locations and hosts for future meetings.

Julie Chen, Vice President for Programming

Meetings Subcommittee

Rachel Simmons, Vice Chair for Meetings
Sue Carrie Drummond
Jessica Peterson

Programs Subcommittee

Sue Carrie Drummond, Vice Chair for Programs
Rhiannon Alpers and Rebecca Chamlee,
West Region Leaders
Sarah Bryant, Mid/Southeast Region Leader
Amanda D’Amico
Léo Lee, South Region Leader
Kelda Martensen, Northwest Region Leader
Dan Mayer,
Southwest Region Leader
Melanie Mowinski,
Northeast Region Leader
Jessica Peterson
Benjamin Rinehart and Mad Mohre, Midwest Region Leaders
International Region Leader

Awards Committee

This committee was created at the annual meeting January 10-11, 2008. The Executive Committee appoints. There is no limit to the number of committee members. The Awards Committee is responsible for overseeing the promotion and management of all CBAA awards.

Amy Thompson, Chair
Sarah Bryant, Vice Chair for Member Support Grants
VACANT, Vice Chair for Scholarships
Suzanne Powney, Vice Chair for Travel Grants
Aaron Cohick
Gale Flax
Ellen Knudson
Julia Merkel
Mary Phelan
Tiziana Rozzo
Tennille Shuster
Peter Tanner
Emily Tipps
Nanette Wylde

Development Committee

This committee was created at the annual meeting January 9-10, 2009. The Development Committee is responsible for identifying and cultivating donors and coordinating all fund raising activities.

Rachel Simmons, Vice Chair for Conferences and Meetings
Sarah Matthews, President
Suzanne Powney, Treasurer

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