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Candidates Selected for 2014 USA Fencing Board of Directors Election

01/15/2014, 4:00pm CST
By Nicole Jomantas

Dear USA Fencing Members,

The USA Fencing Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the names of the candidates who have been selected to run for election to the Board of Directors:

At-Large Directors (two to be elected)
Aaron Clements
Lorrie Marcil-Holmes
Lee Shelley
Serge Timacheff

Elite Coach Director (one to be elected)
Michael Aufrichtig
Wes Glon

Age Group Parent Director (One to be elected)
Lianne Merchant
Maria Panyi

** Please Note: Other candidates may be added to those listed above, as the bylaws also permit nomination by petition.

Congratulations again to the nominees, and many thanks to all those who stepped forward as possible candidates for the Board; your commitment to our sport and to our organization will serve us well as we travel the road to Rio 2016 and beyond.

Decisions were based on a number of factors, including the resources an applicant could bring to the sport (both financial and tangible skills such as business development, marketing or fundraising experience etc.); whether a candidate demonstrated a clear understanding of the role of the board of directors; and candidates’ past board experience and/or applicable experiences that demonstrated understanding by the applicant of how an individual would need to operate effectively in the board structure.  In addition, the nominating committee took into account the balance of talents and skills already on the board and areas in which the board has room to grow.  

The committee members were Doris Willette and Dagmara Wozniak (appointed by the Athlete Council), Stephen Trevor (Board Liaison), David Arias and Meredith Delgado (appointed by the Board of Directors), and Nancy Anderson, Donald Alperstein, Steve Sobel and Kalle Weekes (past presidents, as prescribed in the bylaws) and Tim Morehouse (appointed by the Board of Directors) chaired the committee.

The Nominating Committee will be submitting an official report in the coming weeks to the USA Fencing Board of Directors with further details on the process and recommendations for improving the process in the future.  

The process now moves to the Election Committee who will be establishing the timing of the election this spring, the rules for the posting of electioneering materials on the website and the method of balloting.  Details will be communicated via email and posted on as they become available.

Best regards,

Tim Morehouse
Chair of the Nominating Committee 

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