Leadership

Meet AFPAAA's Officers and Board of Directors

AFPAAA Leadership

AFPAAA is led by a board of directors elected by the membership. Each director serves a two year term. Five board members also serve as officers of the Association, filling the positions of chairperson, president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer.



The annual election for AFPAAA’s Board of Directors is happening now. AFPAAA members in good standing – those whose dues are paid in full - can vote for candidates to fill the six open seats on the board.

The deadline to cast your ballot – either online or by US mail – is April 17, 2020.

You can learn more about the candidates and how to cast your vote at the ballot page.



AFPAAA's leadership progression protocol dictates that the chairperson step down at the end of his or her term. At the same time, the president, vice president, and secretary each move up one position to replace the previous incumbent, with a new secretary joining the line of succession.

This sequential assumption of progressively greater responsibilities ensures the Association will benefit from experienced management, continuity of leadership, and the regular infusion of fresh ideas.

AFPAAA also benefits from the work of numerous members who serve on committees overseen by the board, and the support and advice of our past board chairs and presidents.



Officers

Tom Dolney
Tom Dolney
Chairman
Brett Ashworth
Brett Ashworth
Secretary
Jay DeFrank
Jay DeFrank
President
Phil Ratliff
Phil Ratliff
Treasurer
Perry Nouis
Perry Nouis
Vice President

Board Members

Bryan Bouchard
Bryan Bouchard
John Dorian
John Dorian
John Gura
John Gura
Doug Kennett
Doug Kennett
David Phillips
David Phillips
Greg Smith
Greg Smith
John Dorian
Carla Sylvester
John Terino
John Terino
Jerry Renne
Jerry Renne
SAF/PA Rep

Past Board Chairs and Presidents

  • Mike McRaney

    • 1994 - 2000
  • Jim Hart

    • 2000 - 2001
  • John Gura

    • 2001 - 2002
  • Joe Purka

    • 2002 - 2003
  • Dave Smith

    • 2003 - 2004
  • Mike Gannon

    • 2004 - 2005
  • Charley Powers

    • 2005 - 2006
  • Linda Arnold

    • 2006 - 2007
  • Tom Halbert

    • 2007 - 2008
  • Pete Peterson

    • 2008 - 2009
  • Sam Giammo

    • 2009 - 2010
  • Christine Queen

    • 2010 - 2011
  • Bud Ross

    • 2011 - 2012
  • Mark Foutch

    • 2012 - 2013
  • Mike Cox

    • 2013 - 2014
  • Phil Ratliff

    • 2014 - 2015
  • Clem Gaines

    • 2015 - 2016
  • Larry Clavette

    • 2016 - 2017
  • Judy Bivens

    • 2017 - 2018
  • Art Forster

    • 2018 - 2019

Committees

  • 2020 Annual Meeting

    • Perry Nouis
    • Al Cummings
  • Communications and Newsletter

    • John Terino
  • Development

    • Joe Purka
  • Elections

    • Kathy McCollum
  • Finance

    • Phil Ratliff
    • Hank Hufnagel
    • Jim McGuire
  • Hall of Fame

    • Art Forster
  • Membership

    • Christine Queen
    • Neil Buttimer
  • Oral History

    • John Gura
  • Public Relations

    • Bud Ross
  • SAF/PA Liaison

    • Clem Gaines
  • Social Media

    • Judy Bivens
  • Website

    • John Gura
    • Jim McGuire