2011 AFS Election Results
Friday, January 6, 2012
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
The following AFS members were elected to office in the balloting that ended December 31:
Executive Board (for three-year, 2012-2014 terms)
Nominating Committee (for a three-year, 2012-2014 term)
number of members casting votes rose from 210 in the last
non-Presidential election in 2009 to 262 this year: a 25% increase. We
are grateful for this increased participation and hope that it continues
to rise in future years.
All of the 2011 candidates deserve our
thanks for their willingness to serve the Society and field, and for
their energetic participation in the nomination and election process.
The same appreciation is due to the members of the 2011 Nominating
Committee (chair Suzi Seriff, Christina Barr, Amy Skillman, and Steve
Winick) for their work to assemble the 2011 slate of candidates.
the entire Executive Board expresses its deep gratitude to the
departing members of the Board—Amy Shuman, Amy Skillman, and Bill
Westerman—and to 2010-2011 President Kurt Dewhurst, who will remain on
the Board in 2012 as Past President, for their constant leadership and
thoughtful stewardship of our Society.
The 2012 nomination and
election process, which will select our next President-Elect, three
Executive Board members, and a member of the Nominating Committee, will
begin this spring, and will be led by 2012 Nominating Committee chair