Three distinguished Secretaries of State who are at the forefront of developments transforming the American Notary office will convene a special Keynote Panel at the NNA’s 34th Annual Conference this June — an important presentation for Notaries everywhere and major highlight for Conference attendees. In light of the National Mortgage Settlement and other issues that have placed the spotlight on Notary accountability and liability, the Secretaries — who are all key members of the National Association of Secretaries of State — will share their perspectives and expert analysis of the current state of the notarial landscape, and provide key guidance for attendees. North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, recipient of the NNA’s 2006 March Fong Eu Achievement Award, will discuss her state’s strides in Notary standards and technology. Marshall is a past president of the National Electronic Commerce Coordinating Council and has held leadership positions within NASS. Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman, in a second consecutive Conference appearance, will address the reasons why she championed the highest Notary bond in the country. Chapman, who currently serves as president of NASS, has been a strong advocate of Notary education and professional standards. And Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett will offer his perspective on challenges Notaries face when dealing with immigration issues. He currently is the Western Region Vice President for NASS. Conference 2012 is being held June 3-6 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. For more information, visit the Conference website.