Board of Directors Candidates Announced

The SHAPE America Nominations Committee, under the leadership of Josey Templeton, has finalized the slate of candidates for the SHAPE America Board of Directors. The Committee is pleased to announce the following 10 individuals for the five open positions. A biography of each of the candidates will be included on the Nominations Committee website page when the voting begins on Sunday, February 15, 2015. All eligible voting members of SHAPE America will vote for five candidates through the online voting system.

The voting will end on Thursday, March 19, 2015 and election results will be announced at the Seattle National Convention &Expo on Friday, March 20 as well as to all members by email.  

The candidates are:

  • Charlene Burgeson
  • Judy LoBianco
  • Dee Castelvecchi
  • Steve Mitchell
  • Rose Haggerty
  • Nancy Raso-Eklund
  • Artie Kamiya
  • Mary Jo Sariscsany
  • Cam S. Kerst-Davis
  • Hans van der Mars

The SHAPE America bylaws provide that a rotation pattern is to be established so that all of the directors do not rotate off the board in any year. To launch the rotation pattern, three directors will serve a three-year term and two directors will serve a two-year term.

Josey Templeton and the Nominations Committee would like to thank all of the members who submitted their names for consideration. We are very pleased with the significant number of nominations received this year from members who would like to serve in leadership positions within SHAPE America.