LAKE BLUFF, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dan Nielsen was installed as President of the National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA), www.naarb.org, the official North American organization of labor and employment arbitrators, it was announced following a May 9, 2020 Board of Governors meeting. Arbitrator Susan Stewart (Toronto, ON) became President-Elect. She will succeed Nielsen at the NAA’s 2021 Annual Meeting and Education Conference scheduled for April 21-24, 2021 in Marina del Rey, CA.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NAA Annual Meeting and Education Conference in Denver, CO was postponed, delaying the scheduled election of new officers. In order to ensure a seamless transition, President Barry Winograd resigned his position and President-Elect Nielsen succeeded to the office on the same day his term was previously scheduled to start. Following Winograd’s lead, the other Officers and Governors scheduled to end their terms offered their resignations, which were accepted by Nielsen. Nielsen then appointed the previously-nominated slate of Officers and Governors to their respective positions, pending their formal election at the rescheduled business meeting in October 2020.
In addition to President-Elect Stewart, the incoming Officers and Governors include: Vice Presidents: Amedeo Greco, Madison, WI; Joshua Javits, Washington, DC; Executive Secretary-Treasurer (2nd term): Walt De Treux, Philadelphia, PA; Governors: Christopher Albertyn, Toronto, ON; Ruben Armendariz, San Antonio, TX; Melissa Biren, Maplewood, NJ; and Jules Bloch, Toronto, ON.
About the National Academy of Arbitrators
The National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA), www.naarb.org, is a professional and honorary organization of more than 600 labor and employment arbitrators from the United States and Canada. Founded in 1947, the NAA fosters the highest standards of integrity, competence, honor, and character among those engaged in the resolution of labor-management and other workplace disputes.