(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Ann Marsh Senic (Royal Oak, Mich.) and Donald Alperstein (Denver, Colo.) won at-large seats on the USA Fencing Board of Directors following the conclusion of the 2019 USA Fencing Election on Wednesday night.
Marsh Senic and Alperstein each were incumbents to the roles and will serve two-year terms on the board, beginning at the annual meeting in September.
Both positions were selected by the USA Fencing membership during an online election that began on May 8 and concluded on May 29. Nearly 1,450 USA Fencing members cast votes in the election with more than 14% of eligible voters participating.
Marsh Senic received 37% of the vote, followed by Alperstein at 3Nearly 1,450 USA Fencing members cast votes in the election with more than 14% of eligible voters participating. 2%. Michael Aufrichtig (New York City, N.Y.) finished third with 31%.
A three-time Olympian, Marsh Senic has served on the USA Fencing Board of Directors twice, including a role as an athlete representative from 2015-16 as well as her current two-year term as an at-large director. Marsh Senic, who works as an emergency room doctor, served as the first female team captain for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team and runs the Renaissance Fencing Club in Troy, Mich.
Alperstein has served as an at-large director since 2015 and previously served on the board from 1984-2000, including a four-year term as USA Fencing president from 1996-2000. An internationally rated referee, Alperstein works as an attorney who also was previously the general legal counsel for USA Fencing from 1992-96 and 2000-12. He also served on the Federation Internationale d’Escrime Disciplinary Panel from 2004-2008 and is in his second consecutive four-year term on the panel.
Ann Marsh Senic