AFPAA 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 chief financial officer on a yearly basis.
AFPAA'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 leadership rotation takes place in July of each year.
This sequential assumption of progressively greater responsibilities is designed to ensure the Association benefits from experienced management, continuity of leadership, and the regular infusion of fresh ideas.
The leadership progression protocol had to be slightly modified for the new term beginning on July 1, 2023. While he was slated to replace Brett Ashworth as chair, former president Greg Smith did not run for reelection to the board due to medical reasons. To resolve the issue, the board reappointed Brett as chair for an additional year as provided for in the association’s by-laws.
The remainder of the leadership rotation took place as it normally would. John Dorrian moved up to become the new president, and Eric Schnaible is the new vice president. Board member Carla Sylvester volunteered to be the new secretary, becoming part of the leadership succession process. Incumbent board members Julie Briggs, Jim McGuire, Perry Nouis, and Phil Ratliff were re-elected to new two year terms. Mike Paoli was elected as a new board member.
The current leadership team is pictured below. The duration of each elected member's current term is listed under his or her name. The leadership team also includes Dick Cole, who as the editor of News and Notes — the association’s newsletter — is appointed by the board.
AFPAA 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.
To find contact information for any individual member of the AFPAA leadership team, please use either the printed or online Membership Directory. To reach the entire board of directors, please go to the Contact Us page and choose the Board of Directors option in the form field.
Meetings of AFPAA’s Board of Directors are held on a regularly scheduled quarterly basis. All association members in good standing are welcome, and encouraged, to attend.
The meetings are usually held via Zoom. If you wish to attend a meeting, please use this link to let us know in advance so that we can send you the Zoom information you will need to join the meeting by computer or phone.
The next regular board meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 1, 2024 at 3:00PM Eastern time over Zoom.
Minutes of previous meetings are archived online. To view the minutes of recent board meetings, please go here.