The American Philatelic Society (APS) announced yesterday the results of the officers’ elections for APS Board of Directors and American Philatelic Research Library (APRL) Board of Trustees.
At stake for the APS were 10 of the 11 board positions. Current APS President Stephen Reinhard, who opted not to run for re-election, will assume the position of immediate past president. That position is currently occupied by former APS President Wade Saadi, who will leave the board in August of this year. For the offices up for election, terms begin on Aug. 6, 2016 following the general membership meeting to be held in Portland, Ore., at the 2016 StampShow. The terms will expire in 2019.
For the APRL, two trustee positions were contested to replace outgoing Trustee Bruce Marsden; a candidate for APS Treasurer; and the position currently held by Steven Zwillinger, who joined the board in August 2015 to serve in an interim position. There also was a founder/patron trustee position to replace outgoing Trustee Stephen Schumann, a candidate for APS secretary. For the offices up for election, terms begin on Aug. 5, 2016 at the annual meeting of the APRL Board of Trustees to be held in Portland. The terms will expire in 2022.
Total number of ballots cast in the election was 3,961, and 3,951 were declared valid. In the 2013 elections, a total of 4,710 were cast and 4,695 were found valid.
The election results were certified by APS members: Debbie Cleeton; Bill Lehr; and Richard Nakles, who served as the Board of Elections for the 2016 Elections. Members of the Woodycrest United Methodist Church in State College, Penn., also assisted in counting ballots again for the 2016 election.
Ballots were included in the May 2016 issue of The American Philatelist and mailed directly to members who do not receive the magazine.
The results are as follows:
|Name||Location||Votes||% of total ballots|
|*Mick Zais||Columbia, SC||2,016||51.7%|
|Ken Nilsestuen||Akron, OH||1,882||48.2%|
APS Board of Vice President (run as a team of 3)
|*Patricia Kaufmann||Lincoln, DE|
|*Jeff Shapiro||Fayville, MA||2,220||56.9%|
|*Robert Zeigler||Indianapolis, IN|
|John Barwis||Holland, MI|
|Alex Haimann||St. Louis, MO||1,676||43%|
|Yamil Kouri||Lexington, MA|
|*Stephen Schumann||Hayward, CA||2,151||55.9%|
|Mark Butterline||Maynard, MA||1,698||44.1%|
|*Bruce Marsden||Short Hills, NJ||2,306||59.8%|
|Edwin Andrews||Chapel Hill, NC||1,549||40.2%|
APS Director-at-Large (Four Open Seats)
% of Total Ballots
|*Peter McCann||University Park, FL||3,049||77.2%|
|*Mark Schwartz||Philadelphia, PA||2,748||70%|
|*Rich Drews||Palatine, IL||2,724||68.9%|
|*Michael Bloom||Portland, OR||2,627||66.5%|
|Gordon Eubanks||Pebble Beach, CA||2,583||65.4%|
APRL Board of Trustees
APS Member-elected (Two Open Seats)
|% of Total Ballots|
|*Steven Zwillinger||Silver Spring, MD||2,915||73.8%|
|*Kristin Patterson||San Jose, CA||2,777||70.3%|
|Mark Banchik||Great Neck, NY||1,322||33.5%|
APRL Founder/Patron (Elected by Founders, Patrons, and Fellows of the APRL)
|*Hugh Lawrence||Encinitas, CA||36|