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Governance and Leadership

Executive Director

Cunningham Headshot croppedHeather A. Cunningham is the Executive Director of Owners’ Counsel of America. Heather was a successful litigator with a 25 year career in eminent domain law, primarily with Davison, Copple, Copple & Copple in Boise, Idaho, and later with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt’s Seattle office.  Heather served on the initial OCA Board, and was the Idaho primary member of OCA and later the Washington member before becoming an Emeritus Member in 2021. Heather left the practice of law in late 2020 to serve as the Executive Director for the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence & Victim Assistance, administering federal grants to victim service providers throughout Idaho.  Leslie Fields, OCA’s former Executive Director, retired at the end of 2023 after seven years of dedicated service.

Board Chair

Tony low res 240x300 1Anthony Misseldine is a shareholder with JacksonWhite in Arizona who represents private property owners, tenants and developers in all aspects of eminent domain litigation and takings. Mr. Misseldine also practices in the areas of business and commercial litigation, land use litigation, representation of financial institutions (loan enforcement, market valuation proceedings, deficiency claims) and other complex commercial lawsuits.  Mr. Misseldine currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for OCA.


Board Vice Chair

unnamedJoshua Baker: is President of Waldo & Lyle, PC in Norfolk, Virginia. Joshua’s firm focuses exclusively on representing property owners in eminent domain and inverse condemnation actions throughout the state of Virginia.  Mr. Baker currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the OCA Board of Directors.


Board of Directors

Daniel Manning: Managing partner of Lillis O’Malley Olson Manning Pose Templeman LLP in Des Moines, Iowa

Michael Phillips: Principal with Moffitt & Phillips, PLLC in Little Rock, Arkansas

Jack Sperber: Executive Partner with Faegre Drinker in Denver, Colorado

Clint Sargent: Partner at Meierhenry Sargent LLP in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Brad Stout: Principal with Adams Jones Law Firm, P.A. in Wichita,Kansas