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Please Vote: WACA National Board Nominees

Monday, April 23, 2018 9:57 AM | Anonymous

April 19, 2018

Nominees for Election to the WACA National Board of Directors

Please Vote by Email by Friday, May 18

Dear Council Members and Supporting Members: 

The WACA Nominating Committee, chaired by Sam Johnson, is pleased to present the nominees listed below for election to the WACA National Board of Directors. New Board terms will commence July 1 (a term is three years).

According to the bylaws, one authorized representative of each member organization may vote YEA or NAY on the nominees for the WACA National Board.

Please respond by email vote to Chelsea Beaulieu at cbeaulieu@worldaffairscouncils.org no later than close of business on Friday, May 18.

With the start of our new fiscal year on July 1, 2018, WACA National Board Committees will be recomposed. The Nominating Committee will announce an official call for nominations to the board in early September. Please begin now to consider the strongest Supporting (corporate and institutional) and Council candidates for the WACA National Board, with terms to start in July 2019. 

CANDIDATES ELECTION (JULY 2018-JUNE 2021 TERM):

BOARD CANDIDATES (Supporting Member Nominees):

Carlos Alvarez, CEO, The Gambrinus Company (TX)

Alex Lari, CEO, The Claremont Group (NY) 

BOARD CANDIDATES (Council Rep Nominees):

Joan Lemoine, immediate past Executive Director, WAC Hilton Head

Derrick Olsen, President, WorldOregon

Incumbent Supporting Member Nominee (second 3-year term):

Forough Hosseini, Senior Vice President, Information Systems, ICI Homes, Inc. (FL) 

Incumbent Council Rep Nominees (second 3-year term):

Craig Snyder, President and CEO, WAC Philadelphia 

Xiao Yin Zhao, Executive Director, WAC Kentucky and Southern Indiana

The following board members are stepping down this year. We are grateful for their years of service to the WACA National Board. They are eligible to be renominated to the Board after a one-year hiatus.  

Sam Johnson, Chairman and CEO, Johnson + Sterling (AL) 

Noel Lateef, President, Foreign Policy Association (NY)

Don Samford, past President, Peoria Area World Affairs Council (IL)


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