Thursday, June 28, 2018 08:44 AM

Board Election - 2019

The following candidates have been submitted by the AACO Nominating Committee for the offices listed.  They will take office at the end of the National Business Meeting this fall.  Each candidate has been asked to provide their CV and a paragraph offering additional background and reasons why they are interested in serving in office, as well as a photo.  Names are listed in alphabetical order by office.

Voting will be done by electronic ballot (except for those members who have requested paper ballots).  You are not required to cast a vote in every race on the ballot.  If you do not want to vote for any of the candidates for a particular office, you can skip that one.  However, where there are multiple candidates, you may vote for only one of them.

AACO is incorporated in Delaware, and according to that state's laws -- which governs how AACO functions -- each Active member has one vote per office, and the candidate with a plurality of votes cast is elected.  Voting continues for 30 days from the distribution of the electronic ballots.  Thus, this election will conclude at midnight (Central Daylight Time) on July 31, 2019.  The election will be tabulated by the AACO administrative office under the supervision of the president, and results will be announced shortly after the conclusion of the election.

Submitted by:
     Patricia F. Jenkins, CO

     Chair, AACO Nominating Committee

The following offices are to be elected in 2019.  One candidate per office will be elected.

President-elect (1-year term)

Alex Christoff


Secretary (2-year term)


Lindsay Klaehn


Laura May


Nina Palomba


Samantha Pape


Ann Vines


AOC Representative (4-year term)

Heath Barto

Terra Haller

Emily Miyazaki

Sally Murray

Wanda Pfeifer

Jonathan Russell