Posted: 12:02 am EDT
Via AFSA: The AFSA Committee on Elections has approved the following candidates for positions on the ballot for the AFSA Governing Board for the 2019-2021 term. All regular voting members of AFSA who are in good standing as of March 28, 2019 will receive, by email or mail, a ballot, the candidates’ campaign statements, the text of the proposed AFSA Bylaw Amendments, their rationale, and any opposition to the proposals, on or about April 29, 2019. Members can also view the proposed bylaw amendments online here.
Completed ballots must be received by 8:00 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2019, in order to be counted. The new AFSA Governing Board will take office on July 15, 2019.
All AFSA positions are uncontested except the State Department Representatives where there are eight candidates running for six slots, Retiree VP where there are two candidates, and Retired Member Representatives where there are three candidates for two slots. AFSA notes that no eligible candidates came forward for the positions of USAID Vice President, FAS Vice President, FCS Alternate Representative, FAS Alternate Representative and APHIS Representative.
Current State VP Kenneth Kero-Mentz is running as AFSA secretary, current Retiree VP John K. Naland is running for reelection, current State Representatives Don Jacobson and Lillian Wahl-Tuco are also running for reelections.
2019 Governing Board Candidates
|Eric Rubin *||President|
|Virginia L. Bennett *||Treasurer|
|Thomas Yazdgerdi *||State VP|
|John K. Naland||Retiree VP|
|John O’Keefe*||Retiree VP|
|Jay Carreiro||FCS VP|
|Joshua Archibald*||State Rep|
|Matthew Dolbow||State Rep|
|Don Jacobson *||State Rep|
|Holly Kirking Loomis *||State Rep|
|Kristin Roberts *||State Rep|
|Katheryne ‘Kate’ Schilling||State Rep|
|Lillian Wahl-Tuco *||State Rep|
|Tamir Waser *||State Rep|
|Abinet Belachew||USAID Rep|
|Steven L. Herman||USAGM Rep|
|Mary Daly *||Retiree Rep|
|Hilary Olsin-Windecker||Retiree Rep|
|Phillip A. Shull*||Retiree Rep|
* Member of the Strong Diplomacy slate
A Town Hall meeting has been set for Tuesday, April 2, at 12:00 p.m. in the first floor conference room at the AFSA HQ building, 2101 E Street, NW Washington DC 20037. This event will be taped and available on the AFSA YouTube channel. The candidates’ statements will be posted on the AFSA website on April 1, 2019. Visit the elections webpage to view.
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