Posted on September 21, 2017 by Andrea Field
Last month, our colleague John Milner was elected to serve as Chair of the ABA’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER). John’s election follows over 35 years in the practice of environmental law and years of contributions to SEER.
After congratulating John on his election, I did some research to determine how many of us in the American College of Environmental Lawyers (the College) have also served as Chair of SEER. Here is what I found.
We all know that John Milner’s a stand-out.
Still, there are more of us (I have no doubt),
Who have chaired SEER and who
Are Collegians, too.
But how many and who? Let us find out.
Well – mirabile dictu – I now know
There are seventeen such College Fellows –
Milner; Russell; and Dunn;
And R. Kinnan Golemon;
Also Lynn Bergeson; Richard Stoll-o;
Mike Gerard; Eugene Smary; Ken Warren;
Sheila Hollis; and I’m not ignorin’
Steve McKinney; and Lee
DeHihns; Evans (Parthy);
Plus Ted Garrett. Now let’s keep explorin’.
As this leadership onion is unpeeled,
Three additional names are now revealed:
That most worthy of gents –
And our next President –
John C. Cruden; C. Dinkins; and A. Field
So when we meet in Charleston, let’s all cheer
The accomplishments of the whole past year.
Clap your hands. Raise a glass
To Jim Bruen and the class
Of the seventeen Fellows who’ve chaired SEER.