Updated: May 20, 2024

WSBA Personnel Committee

The Board of Governors Personnel Committee is comprised of the WSBA Officers and at least one governor from each year. No governor may be appointed if they are seeking re-election to the Board or an officer position in their year of appointment. This information must be disclosed to the President-Elect as they are forming the committee for the next year. The President has the authority to remove members from the committee. The committee is appointed by the President and chaired by a senior member who has previously served on the committee.

The Personnel Committee conducts the annual evaluation of the Executive Director and is the touch point for notice of significant personnel actions in accordance with the protocol adopted by the committee. This committee is also available for staff concerns regarding the Executive Director in a process described in WSBA’s Employee Handbook, “Employee Relations” section.

This committee will take a leadership development role and coordinate with WSBA staff in recruitment and outreach efforts for Board of Governors positions. The Personnel Committee may be asked to assure other functions as directed by the Board of Governors.

Subcommittee for Recruitment and Outreach

The scope of this subcommittee may include:
  • Inspiring, not selecting, potential members for the Board of Governors,
  • District-targeted recruitment events,
  • Nonresident member outreach,
  • Informational sessions,
  • Engagement opportunities for former governors and volunteers,
  • Partner with Ambassadors (pending approval of Communication Plan),
  • Leadership development—Increase education and awareness about volunteers for Board Leadership position,
  • Formulate and recommend policies to the Board of Governors.

Personnel Committee Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors, pursuant to RCW 42.30.080, and the Governor's Proclamation 20-28 that a Board of Governors meeting will be held on:

Dates are subject to change

  • Oct. 25, 2023
  • Feb. 15, 2024
  • March 21, 2024
  • April 18, 2024
  • May 16, 2024
  • June 20, 2024
  • July 18, 2024
  • Aug. 15, 2024
  • Sept. 19, 2024

The BOG Personnel Committee meets noon–1 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month.

The Open Meetings Policy does not apply to the Board of Governors Personnel Committee (WSBA Bylaws, Section VII.B.2). Meeting location and materials will not be published on this webpage.

2023–2024 Committee Members

Brent Williams-Ruth

BOG Personnel Committee Chair

Brent Williams-Ruth

WSBA Staff Liaison

Glynnis Klinefelter Sio

Glynnis Klinefelter Sio
Human Resources Director and Chief Culture Officer, HRD