The LWVUS Nominating Committee is responsible for proposing the slate of officers and directors for LWVUS as well as the three elected candidates for the LWVUS Nominating Committee. Two additional members are appointed to help with this task. Members of the committee serve for two years. The members of the 2018-2020 LWVUS Nominating Committee are:
Susan Kay Smith, Chair
Sue Smith is retired from Central Michigan University where she was a business professor and administrator for 20 years. While living in Mt. Pleasant, she was elected to two terms on the Board of Education, serving as President for five years.
Sue was twice elected to the Mt. Pleasant City Commission and served two terms as Mayor.
Sue joined the League in 1968. She has been President of the Ann Arbor League, Vice President and President of the State League and is currently the LWVMI Redistricting Director. Sue participated in the 2017 LWVUS Leadership Summit on transforming the League. She served on the 2016-18 LWVUS Nominating Committee and is chair of the 2018-20 LWVUS Nominating Committee.
Sue has 3 children and 5 grandchildren who live in Florida, Rhode Island and Texas. She visits them whenever she can. Reading, camping, canoeing and hiking are some of her favorite activities.
Mony Flores-Bauer has been a member of the Oakland League of Women Voters since 1995. In addition to serving as a Board Member, she has volunteered for a number of leadership roles in Voter Service, Membership and Nominating Committees, and also Chaired the Host Committee for LWV California’s President’s Council in Oakland.
She was elected to serve as President of the Oakland League of Women Voters in 2000-2001.
Mony served on the Board of the LWV California from 2013-2015. She was co-chair of Voter Services. In 2015, she was appointed as a member of the LWVUS Diversity Advisory Committee.
She has more than 30 years of professional experience in organizational development, community engagement and capacity building for emerging organizations as well as established nonprofits, boards, commissions, county departments and state agencies throughout California. Her expertise includes project management, planning, governance and policy guidance, and bilingual facilitation.
She has supported the mission of a wide variety of organizations by designing and delivering workshops, strategic planning, trainings, webinars, focus groups, print and broadcast media materials, strategic partnerships, and community forums.
A native Californian, Mony has used her first language of Spanish throughout her professional life. This personal perspective combined with professional experience has translated to a cultural competency devoted to communities that are considered under-represented or marginalized.
Mony is self-employed as a capacity building consultant and lives in Oakland, California with her husband Bruce.
Brendan L. Keating has served on the Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters of New Jersey from 2015-2019. Earlier in his League career, Brendan chaired the LWVNJ Young People's Network.
Brendan is an experienced human resources and labor relations professional with experience on both the management and labor side of the bargaining table. Brendan has also worked for the Rutgers University - Eagleton Institute of Politics - Center for Youth Political Participation.
Brendan has been involved in politics from a young age. He started volunteering on political campaigns before he was old enough to vote. As an activist, Brendan has worked closely with the environmental and social justice movements. At the local level he served as the Vice-Chair of the Chatham Borough Environmental Commission, and in 2015 he ran for a seat on the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders (legislature).
Brendan holds a Master’s Degree from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Brenda H. Rogers
Brenda Hyde Rogers grew up in Asheville, NC, and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill. She attended graduate school at North Carolina State University earning a M. Ed. in Adult and Community Colleges and a Ph.D. in psychology.
Her career in higher education was in the field of institutional research and planning, and she retired as Vice President of Administration at the North Carolina Community College System in 2001.
Her League experience includes serving on the board of the Wake County LWV and four years on the State board of the NC League of Women Voters where she was vice president. She is past president the Orange, Durham, and Chatham League. She was a Shur Fellow from 2011-2013. She served as a LWVUS director and chair of the Governance Committee 2016-2018 and Bylaws Committee for the 2018 convention. Currently she chairs her local League Nominating Committee and is on the LWVUS Nominating Committee.
Audra Wilson began her legal career as a welfare advocacy staff attorney with the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law before taking an administrative leave of action to work as the Deputy Press and Policy Director on the United States Senate campaign of then state-senator Barack Obama.
She temporarily returned to her public interest roots, eventually landing at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law as the Director of Diversity Education and Outreach and an adjunct professor of law. She was lured back into world of politics when offered the opportunity to work as a senior staffer with the U.S. House of Representatives, where she worked for the past five years before assuming the role of Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Illinois in October of 2018.