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Commercial Law League of America Executive Vice President Nominated for Association Forum Board of Directors

Elizabeth Hart, Administrative Director | February 02, 2010

Chicago 2/02/2010 — The Commercial Law League of America is pleased to announce that CLLA Executive Vice President Oliver Yandle, JD, CAE, has been nominated for a position on the 2010-2011 Association Forum of Chicagoland Board of Directors.

Yandle has been nominated for the position of secretary-treasurer for a one-year term. Per Association Forum rules, if no additional nominations for the position are submitted, along with a written petition, by Feb. 11, 2010, the nominees will be elected by the board and will take office on April 1, 2o1o.

Prior to his work with the CLLA, Yandle served as senior director for association management company SmithBucklin, where he was responsible for two nonprofit associations, and served as the executive director for the International Association of Defense Counsel.

Yandle received his law degree from the Washington College of Law, American University, Washington D.C., and his undergraduate degree in journalism from Loyola University of the South in New Orleans.

In addition to being a certified association executive, Yandle has worked with the Association Forum since 2002 and received the Distinguished Service Award from the organization in 2007.

“I am thrilled to have been chosen as a candidate for the Association Forum secretary-treasurer position,” Yandle says. “I appreciate the opportunity and hope to enhance the member experience for all Forum members.”

In all, eight candidates were nominated for open Association Forum board positions. Other nominees included H. Stephen Lieber, CAE, president and CEO?of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, for chair (automatically succeeding from chair-elect); Elaine Weiss, J.D.,?president and CEO?of the Illinois CPA Society, for chair-elect (automatically succeeding from secretary-treasurer); Mary Lynn Fayoumi, CAE,?president & CEO?of The Management Association of Illinois, and Larry Robertson, CAE,?senior director of human resources at the?American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, for regular member director with a three-year term; Dave Bergeson, Ph.D., CAE,?of the Account Executive?Association Management Center, for regular member director with a one-year term (Bergeson will also fill Yandle’s unexpired term); Regina Ward,?senior vice president?of Harris Bank, for?supplier partner member director with a three-year term; Brian K. Willard, CAE,?president of?BK Solutions, for?supplier partner member director with a one-year term.

About the Association Forum
The mission of the Association Forum of Chicagoland is to “advance the professional practice of association management.” Founded in 1916, Association Forum serves 47,000 association professionals whose efforts serve more than 37 million members and generate $22 billion in global annual expenditures. Visit

About the CLLA
The CLLA is the nation's oldest organization of attorneys, collection agencies, judges, accountants, trustees, turn around managers and other experts in credit and finance actively engaged in the field of commercial law, bankruptcy and insolvency. For more information, visit for an interactive network of attorneys, law list publishers and agencies working together to serve the credit community, or call 312.781.2000.

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