2023 Board of Directors
Board Nominees

nafer bylaws

NAFER Code of Conduct

The Board of Directors of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER) has determined there are five (5) open positions to be filled for the upcoming 2023 – 2026 term of office.

Pursuant to section 5.2.2 of the bylaws, the Nominating Committee has evaluated potential nominees based on the criteria set forth therein and nominated the following candidates:

Julia Damasco
Miller Kaplan Arase LLP

Joseph Grekin
Schafer and Weiner, PLLC

Alysson Mills
Alysson Mills LLC

Geoff Winkler
American Fiduciary Services LLC

Maria Yip
Yip Associates

To access the candidates’ profiles, please make sure you sign in to the NAFER community.

Any other eligible member interested in serving on the NAFER Board of Directors may be nominated by providing a nomination petition signed by at least ten (10) Full Members and Statement of Interest form to Jennifer Brinkley, Executive Director, no later than 11:59pm PT on August 11, 2023.

A final slate of candidates will be presented to the NAFER members no later than August 24. An anonymous, electronic ballot will be provided to all Full Members of NAFER to vote for the eligible candidates. The ballot will close on the first day of the Annual Conference, which is Friday, September 8, at 5:00 PM CT and the results of the election will be announced the following day.

For more information please contact NAFER Staff.

Hernan Serrano
NAFER Immediate Past President &
Chair, Nominating Committee
Yip Associates

Jonathan Perlman
NAFER President &
Co-Chair, Nominating Committee
Venable LLP

Our Mission

NAFER’s mission is to be the preeminent organization for federal equity receivers, their professionals, and others seeking to become involved in federal equity receivership work. NAFER is dedicated to providing excellent receivership education and networking opportunities and instilling confidence in those selecting NAFER receivers and their professionals.

The nominations criteria and process are set forth in Section 5 of the NAFER Bylaws. Certain criteria to be considered include the following:

The Nominating Committee shall evaluate potential nominees based on the following criteria: overall interest and enthusiasm in serving on the Board, overall integrity, team work skills, ability to think for the future, time availability and time constraints, level of historical involvement with and support of the organization, and the ability to support fund-raising.

The Nominating Committee shall not take into consideration whether the potential nominee is an incumbent Director or not and shall not be obligated to nominate a candidate for the sole reason that the potential nominee is an incumbent Director. However, an incumbent Director may submit his or her name for re-election to the Nominating Committee for consideration by the Nominating Committee. 

A nomination by the Nominating Committee shall be deemed that committee’s acknowledgment that the nominee meets the criteria set forth above. During the nomination process, the Nominating Committee Chair shall ensure that potential nominees are provided with a copy of the bylaws, the mission statement, and any strategic plan; and shall personally (or by delegation to the Executive Director) inform each potential nominee of the obligations of a Board member. Prior to nominating any person, the Nominating Committee shall confirm that each potential nominee is prepared to meet the obligations of an active Director.

Only Full Members who are in good standing, and who have been Full Members for at least one (1) year, are eligible to act as a Director.