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Association Leadership Announced for 2014

Monday, July 29, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Norbert J. Kubilus, ARC Chair

In accordance with our Association Bylaws, it is my pleasure to report that the Association Directors & Officers Recruitment Committee (ARC) reviewed the qualifications and references for the following candidates, and the ARC recommended them to the Association Board of Directors (ABoD) at its July 24th meeting for election as Association Officers and Directors for 2014.

For 2014 Association Officers:

  • Executive Vice President/President-Elect – Barbara Viola (Long Island Chapter)
  • Secretary – Rick Steeber (Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter)
  • Treasurer – Julian Wade (Atlanta Chapter)

For Association Director, each for a term of two years:

  • Central District – Larry Friedlander (St. Louis Chapter)
  • Eastern District – Vincent Luciani (Long Island Chapter)
  • Southern District – Doug Fogle (Austin Chapter)
  • Western District – Pete Schmitt (Puget Sound Chapter)

Because there was only a single candidate for each Officer and Director position, the ABoD dispensed with conducting an election this year pursuant to the Associations Bylaws and ratified the selection of these candidates to begin their terms on January 1, 2014. Please join me in congratulating your 2014 Association Officers and the Association Directors who will serve in 2014-2015.

I am pleased to introduce your 2014 Association leaders:

  • Mike Welch, Association President
  • Barbara Viola, Association Executive Vice-President /President-Elect
  • Rick Steeber, Association Secretary
  • Julian Wade, Association Treasurer
  • Bill Fly, Immediate Past President
  • Vicki Hampton, Association Director – Central District
  • Larry Friedlander, Association Director – Central District
  • Vincent Luciani, Association Director – Eastern District
  • open, Association Director – Eastern District
  • Doug Fogle, Association Director – Southern District
  • open, Association Director – Southern District
  • Al Strong, Association Director – Western District
  • Pete Schmitt, Association Director – Western District

You will notice that there are two Association Director vacancies on this list. Barbara Viola's Association Directorship in the Eastern District and Julian Wade's Association Directorship in the Southern District will be vacated when they assume their Association Officer positions on January 1st. Accordingly, the respective District Recruitment Committees will need to recommend candidates to fill these unexpired terms for ratification by the ABoD in January 2014. A Call for Candidates will be made later this year in these two Districts.

Finally, Bobby Rockers resigned in June as an Association Director from the Southern District. The Southern District Directors & Officers Recruitment Committee (DRC) recommended that Doug Fogle (Austin Chapter) complete Bobby’s unfinished term ending December 31, 2013 as an Association Director. Also at its July 24th meeting, the ABoD ratified this appointment, which will not count against the two-term limit for Doug. Congratulations, Doug!

On behalf of the entire membership, I would like to thank the members of the Association and District Recruitment Committees for their work in identifying candidates to serve as Association Officers and Directors. Vetting our future leadership is one of the most important tasks we undertake on a yearly basis. It has been my pleasure to chair the ARC this year.

Norbert J. Kubilus, CCP MBCS
2013 Association Directors & Officers Recruitment Committee Chair

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