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Roger Hanshaw named National Parliamentarian of NAP

November 12, 2015

The National Association of Parliamentarians ® (NAP) elected Bowles Rice attorney Roger G. Hanshaw as its National Parliamentarian during the organization’s 40th Biennial Convention in Washington, D.C., in September 2015.  He will serve a two-year term.

Mr. Hanshaw is a Professional Registered Parliamentarian, the NAP’s highest level of proficiency in the practice of parliamentary procedure.  He regularly counsels government bodies and nonprofit organizations throughout the state and nation on meeting procedures, parliamentary law, bylaws construction and convention management.  He also serves as Director of NAP’s District 2, consisting of West Virginia, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

The National Association of Parliamentarians® serves the needs of parliamentarians and those interested in learning about parliamentary procedure.  The organization’s member-parliamentarians are located throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. 

Mr. Hanshaw joined Bowles Rice in 2012 after receiving his law degree from West Virginia University College of Law.  He is admitted in both West Virginia and Pennsylvania and concentrates his practice on the environmental and technical issues that arise in business transactions, regulatory compliance matters and litigation.  He earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame in 2006. 

In November 2014, he was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates to represent District 33 (Calhoun, Clay and Gilmer Counties).

Mr. Hanshaw also has achieved distinction as a Certified Professional Parliamentarian, the highest credential attainable from the American Institute of Parliamentarians.  Only 250 parliamentarians in the United States have attained that designation.