On March 1, 2015, Emma Lowther was nominated to assume the role as Secretary-General for WMIDMUN XIV, the William & Mary International Relations Club’s middle school conference. The nominating committee consisted of the past three WMIDMUN Secretaries-General. Her nomination was unanimously approved by the sitting Executive Board.
Emma Lowther has a successful history with the William & Mary Middle School Model United Nations Conference (WMIDMUN), having served as the Chief of Staff for WMIDMUN XIII. Emma is described by the entire staff of WMIDMUN XIII as being approachable and exuding enthusiasm for the education of middle school delegates.
The entire W&M IRC Executive Board welcomes Secretary-General Lowther to her position at the head of WMIDMUN and on the governing board of the W&M International Relations Club.
On December 1, 2014, Brendan McNamara was nominated to assume the role as Secretary-General for WMHSMUN XXIX, the William and Mary International Relations Club’s flagship conference. The nominating committee consisted of the past three WMHSMUN Secretaries-General. His nomination was unanimously approved by the sitting Executive Board.
Brendan McNamara has a long history with the William & Mary High School Model United Nations Conference (WMHSMUN), having served on the past three Secretariats. His first official role with WMHSMUN began in the fall of 2012 when he was named the Assistant Director of Conference Development for the twenty-sixth iteration of the conference headed by former Secretary-General Katie Mitchell. He then served as the Director of Conference Development for WMHSMUN XXVII under the direction of former Secretary-General and current Director of Finance Serena Saffarini. Over the past year Brendan filled the role of Director General of WMHSMUN XXVIII under now-retired Secretary-General Clayton Southerly.
The entire W&M IRC Executive Board welcomes Secretary-General McNamara to his position at the head of WMHSMUN and on the governing body of the W&M International Relations Club.
Big news and big times ahead, my fellow IRCers!
There is officially a new Secretary General for WMHSMUN’s silver jubilee, and his name is William Shimer! So congratulations! We know you’re going to do an amazing job.
From his WMHSMUN bio:
William, a Sophomore, is planning on majoring in Government with a possible minor in Economics or Finance. After graduation, he wants to work for the State Department or a D.C. think-tank and eventually join a consulting firm. Outside of the International Relations Club, William is an intern at the Project on International Peace and Security (PIPS), an undergraduate think-tank, and he plays on the club Ultimate Frisbee team. He spent the summer watching the World Cup and studying abroad in Rome which was a life-changing experience. He fills his spare time by waterskiing, relaxing with friends, and spending a small fortune at Wawa.