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For the Record
Announce Preliminary 2011 Candidates

Sylvia Hillyard Pannell
Nominations Committee Chair

The Nominations Committee has prepared a slate of candidates for the 2011 election cycle. Petitions for additional nominees may be submitted until November 1.

The preliminary slate for the 2011 election is:

  • President Elect: Lea Asbell-Swanger and Raymond Kent
  • Secretary: Erik Viker and Sherry Wagner-Henry
  • VP International Activities: Markéta Fantová and Mike Monsos
  • VP Commissions: David Krajec and Carolyn Satter
  • VP Conferences: David Will (incumbent)

Officers will serve three-year terms starting July 1, 2011.

Directors (six to be elected); Don Childs, Dan Culhane, Jack Feivou, Tony Hardin, Michael Hooker, Jenny Knott, Andi Lyons, Mike Murphy, Kevin Rigdon, Eric Rouse, Loren Schreiber, and Joe Tilford

Directors will serve three-year terms beginning July 1, 2011.

Candidates may be added to the slate by petition supported by no fewer than 50 signatures verified as those of members in good standing. Additional nominations shall be accompanied by written approval of the nominee, a brief biographical description, and a position statement. Petitions for additional nominations for each elective office may be conducted electronically for candidates who wish to be included on the ballot.

To file an e-mail petition, confirm the willingness of the individual to stand for election; collect the names of at least 50 current USITT members who have agreed to support the nomination; and send an e-mail by November 1 to Patricia Dennis, incoming Nominations Committee Chair, at The e-mail must contain the name, brief biography, and position statement of the nominee as well as name, membership number and e-mail address of each member who signed the petition.

Petitions may still be filed on paper and mailed to Mrs. Dennis at USITT, 315 South Crouse Avenue, Suite 200, Syracuse, NY 13210. These must be received in the USITT office no later than November 1.

Voting this year will again use an online system, with its secure electronic process for e-balloting. This allows all members to participate in the election process easily and conveniently. By voting, members invest in the future of the Institute.

Special thanks go to the current Nominations Committee for the conscientious work and many hours devoted to developing the 2011 USITT election slate.

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