The Nominations Committee is happy to report on a successful election. We appreciate the big improvement in the number of candidates running and voter turnout for the National Elections this year. As always, we'd hoped for a bigger turn out, but progress has been made.
Congratulations to all those who were successful in this election, as well as those who ran. Successful candidates were informed individually, as well as those who were not elected. Not obtaining the office being sought should not be a reason to back away from AITP. Every runner up shared sentiments of continued interest and dedication to AITP. This speaks well of our current leadership and for the future of AITP.
As a reminder, Theresa Hickerson, our 2006 Executive V.P./President elect, moves into the Presidency automatically for 2007.
The Voting results from the Tally Committee are (winner in bold):
Voting results for the position of Vice President - President Elect Mark Kleine
Voting results for the position of Secretary / Treasurer Jim Henry Tony LaCrosse Deborah R.
Voting results for the position of Eastern District Director Allan Kotmel
Voting results for the position of Central District Director Michael Welch Richard Barnier
Voting results for the position of Southern District Director Joe Rocco Cindy Niemeyer
Voting results for the position of Western District Director Diana Shelton
Thanks to all who took the time to vote. Thanks to President Mark Gilfand, the Executive Committee and the entire ABOD for their support to the Nominations/Elections and Tally process,
Special thanks to the Committee: Assistant, Ron Hirata, and Coordinator, David Stovall. District chairs: Southern, Steve Flowers; Western, Burnie Legette; Central, Chris Leja; Eastern, Paul Ziems. Region representatives: Bill Fly, Kenneth McCardle, Cindy Regan, Sue Lignell, Lee Cheever, Dale Pittman, Alan Miller, Pete Schmitt, Bruce Hinson, Nita Adams, Tom Emmerth, Betsey Klein
Submitted by Sam Luke - Nominations Chair 2006 Honolulu HI