Class of 89 Board of Directors Election – 2019

The following classmates will make up your Board of Directors effective January 1, 2020:

For the terms that run from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2025:

  • Joe Fagan
  • Denise Shorey
  • Tony Newpower
  • Heather Purvis,

For the terms that run from January 1, 2020 through December 21, 2022:

  • Clint Carrol
  • Edwin Henderson
  • Heidi Fleming

Posted October 30, 2019 by Ingar Grev


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Elections close at noon EDT on October 23, 2019

After over a quarter of our class cast their ballots, and after over 1200 individual votes, the final count has produced a long list of candidates willing to serve as Class Officers:

The election committee removed the names of those who were nominated but asked NOT to be on the ballot.

You will vote for seven people. The 4 candidates with the most votes will be declared the winners of the 4 6-year terms, the next 3 candidates with the most votes will be declared the winners of the 3-year terms. In the event of a tie between three or more members, the election committee will place all the names of the tied candidates into a hat to pick the winners. In the event that only two candidates are tied, the election committee will declare the winner by flipping a coin. In accordance with our new bylaws, the Board members will choose the officer positions among themselves.

Here are your candidates. Where the name is hyperlinked, you can click on that name and learn more about him/her. Check back often to get updates!

Click here to cast your vote

Posted on behalf of Jim Maxfield, ’89 Election Chair, by Ingar Grev on September 7, 2019. Updated September 21, 2019 by Ingar Grev

2019 Elections – Nomination Process

Click here to get a status of who has completed nomination and who has been nominated but has not yet reached the 15 nominations threshold.

We are kicking off the election cycle early to ensure we have a robust process and corresponding slate of candidates.  As such, the Election Committee has officially been formed and I (Jim Maxfield) am excited to be assisted this time around by Jack Steidle and Steve Obsitnik.  Our goal is to maximize class member involvement in selecting the next group of leaders for our class.

What do we want you to do?

Click here to nominate members of our class for the “Class of 89 Board of Directors.”  If you are interested in running, nominate yourself.  It takes 15 nominations from different Alpha Codes to make it on to the final ballot for the general election.  Please note, you are not limited in the number of nominations you can make, the survey allows you to nominate multiple people at the same time and you can retake the survey at any time to add additional nominees.

Periodically, we will provide the class with updates on classmates who have been nominated, along with those who have “qualified” to be on the final ballot.  Our objective is to provide increased visibility for those interested in being on the board and encourage class members to consider them when nominating individuals. Click here to get the latest status.

Aspiring class officers should also contemplate using our Facebook group, the Class Email Server and the class directory on USNA.com to “advance” their own nomination process […message to Garcia].  Current class officers are eager to share their experiences and answer any questions you may have regarding duties, responsibilities, time commitment, etc.

As we approach September, we will close nominations and set about running the general election.  The applicable rules for the election will be determined by the bylaws in effect at that time. For information related to proposed bylaw changes, please click here. Once the members of the “Class of 89 Board of Directors” have been decided, positions on the board will be dictated by the process documented in Step 4 of the April 1, 2019 update to this webpage (scroll down to view).

We look forward to everyone’s participation in the election process! If anyone has questions or concerns, please send me an email at jrmaxiv@gmail.com, or call me at (203) 249-9918.

Very respectfully and Beat Army!

Jim Maxfield ’89

Originally posted by Ingar Grev April 18, 2018. Updated April 24, 2019 by Ingar.


 


2019 is an election year!

Your election committee is chaired by Jim Maxfield ’89 and includes Steve Obsitnik ’89 and Jack Steidle ’89

Process Gouge:

  1. The nomination process will begin early April and will support the nomination of candidates regardless of whether the current bylaws stay in effect (5 members) or the proposed bylaws are installed (7 members),
  2. 15 nominations and qualified to be a member of the Alumni Association will get a classmate on the ballot.
  3. Nominations will continue until late July (3 months before the reunion). If the proposed bylaws are not installed by the time nominations are closed, the class will elect 5 board members for a term of 5 years in accordance with the current bylaws. If the proposed bylaws are installed by the time that the nominations are closed, the class will elect 7 board members, 3 for 3-year terms and 4 for 6-year terms:
  4. Voting will start in late September (1 month before the reunion):

If the election is governed by the current bylaws: the 5 candidates with the most votes will be declared the winners. The candidate with the most votes will be declared the President, the candidate with the next most votes will be declared the Vice President, the candidate with the next most votes will be declared the Secretary, the candidate with the next most votes will be declared the Treasurer, and the last winning candidate will be declared the At-Large Member.  In the event of a tie between three or more members, the election committee will place all the names of the tied candidates into a hat to pick the winners. In the event that only two candidates are tied, the election committee will declare the winner by flipping a coin.

If the election is governed by the proposed bylaws: the 4 candidates with the most votes will be declared the winners of the 6-year seats, the next 3 candidates with the most votes will be declared the winners of the 3-year terms. In the event of a tie between three or more members, the election committee will place all the names of the tied candidates into a hat to pick the winners. In the event that only two candidates are tied, the election committee will declare the winner by flipping a coin (in the new bylaws, the board constitutes itself, so the members will choose the officer positions among themselves)

Posted by Ingar Grev April 1, 2019