SEARCH Chair Appoints Two New At-Large Members
Ms. Leslie Moore, Chairwoman of the SEARCH Board of Directors, has appointed two new At-Large representatives to the SEARCH Membership Group, with terms beginning January 11, 2021.
The Membership Group—SEARCH’s governing body—is primarily composed of gubernatorial appointees from the states, the District of Columbia, and the territories. They are state-level officials who usually are responsible for managing their State’s criminal history records repositories and related identification and telecommunications technology.
SEARCH is the national venue through which the states articulate their justice information management needs and priorities. Serving as the voice of the States on criminal history and information sharing issues, the SEARCH Membership brings State concerns and recommendations to the attention of the Federal government, including the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, the FBI, and the U.S. Congress.
To augment the Membership’s deliberations with a wide array of subject matter expertise and operational insight, SEARCH’s Bylaws authorize the Board Chair to appoint up to eight At-Large Members who are experts and thought leaders in their field. Appointments are for a two-year renewable term, which expire June 30, 2023.
The new appointees are:
- Nelson O. Bunn, Jr., Executive Director, National District Attorneys Association.
- Richard Schauffler, Principal, Justice Solutions, who formerly served as Director of Research for the National Center for State Courts.
“Mr. Bunn and Mr. Schauffler will add significant value to the ongoing work and deliberations of the SEARCH Membership, and bring unique insights and operational perspectives from their work in the prosecutorial and courts arenas,” said Chairwoman Moore. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I welcome them to SEARCH and I look forward to working with each of them.”
They join SEARCH’s other At-Large Members:
- Alfred Blumstein, Ph.D., Erik Jonsson University Professor of Urban Systems and Operations Research, H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie-Mellon University.
- Dan Foro, Senior Advisor, New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute.
- James P. Lynch, D., Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland at College Park.
- Bob Wessels, Vice Chair, Judicial Committee on Information Technology, State of Texas.
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