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Lawrence J. Hill, left, USITT Fellow and former treasurer, served as a verifier at the 2010 balloting with Sylvia Hillyard Pannell, Past President and Chair of the Nominations Committee.

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2010 Election Results In

The votes have been tallied and the results have been confirmed for USITT's 2010 elections.

In the referendum on changing the spelling of the organization's name, more than 95 percent of those voting agreed with the proposal to conform the paperwork to the existing United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc.

Elected for two-year terms were Mark Shanda, Vice President for Communications to succeed Bobbi Owen, and Martha Marking, Vice President for Members, Sections & Chapters to succeed Holly Monsos. Ms. Owen and Ms. Monsos chose not to stand for re-election.

Reelected to two-year terms were Michael Mehler, Vice President for Programming; Dan Denhart, Vice President for Special Operations; and Travis DeCastro, Treasurer.

Serving as tellers for the election were Lawrence J. Hill and Sylvia Hillyard Pannell, with Secretary Patricia Dennis certifying the results.

Elected to three-year terms as Directors at Large were: Emily Gill, R. Michael Gros, Pan Leung, Debra Garcia Lockwood, Jill Maurer, and Stephanie Young.

All those elected will start their terms of office on July 1, 2010.

Ms. Dennis noted that USITT members participated in greater numbers than typically occur in organizations and that electronic balloting again drew greater numbers than when USITT distributed only paper ballots.The Nominations Committee now seeks input from USITT members to help lead the organization in its second 50 years. Candidates are being considered for the following positions: President-Elect, who will serve a one-year term and then move into the office of President; Secretary; Vice-President for International Activities; Vice-President for Commissions; Vice-President for Conferences; and six Directors at Large. Nominations forms, which should include background information on the possible candidate, can be found here. To allow a full review by the Nominations Committee, forms should be submitted by March 1.

A more detailed job description for each position can be found in an article in the March issue of Sightlines, here. Anyone with questions should contact Ms. Pannell, Chair of the Nominations Committee, at

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