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 on a yearly basis.

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 leadership rotation takes place in July of each year.

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.

Shown below is AFPAAA's current leadership team, which assumed its responsibilities on July 1, 2020. The duration of each member's current term is listed under his or her name.

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

Jay DeFrank
Jay DeFrank
Chairman
7/19 - 6/21
Greg Smith
Greg Smith
Secretary
7/19 - 6/21
Perry Nouis
Perry Nouis
President
7/19 - 6/21
Phil Ratliff
Phil Ratliff
Treasurer
7/19 - 6/21
Brett Ashworth
Brett Ashworth
Vice Pres.
7/20 - 6/22

Board Members

Julie Briggs
Julie Briggs
8/20 - 6/21
John Dorian
John Dorian
7/20 - 6/22
John Gura
John Gura
7/20 - 6/22
Doug Kennett
Doug Kennett
7/20 - 6/22
Chuck Merlo
Chuck Merlo
7/20 - 6/22
David Phillips
David Phillips
7/19 - 6/21
John Dorian
Carla Sylvester
7/20 - 6/22
John Terino
John Terino
Appointed
Jerry Renne
Jerry Renne
SAF/PA Rep

Past Board Chairs and Presidents

  • 1994 - 2000

    • Mike McRaney
  • 2000 - 2001

    • Jim Hart
  • 2001 - 2002

    • John Gura
  • 2002 - 2003

    • Joe Purka
  • 2003 - 2004

    • Dave Smith
  • 2004 - 2005

    • Mike Gannon
  • 2005 - 2006

    • Charley Powers
  • 2006 - 2007

    • Linda Arnold
  • 2007 - 2008

    • Tom Halbert
  • 2008 - 2009

    • Pete Peterson
  • 2009 - 2010

    • Sam Giammo
  • 2010 - 2011

    • Christine Queen
  • 2011 - 2012

    • Bud Ross
  • 2012 - 2013

    • Mark Foutch
  • 2013 - 2014

    • Mike Cox
  • 2014 - 2015

    • Phil Ratliff
  • 2015 - 2016

    • Clem Gaines
  • 2016 - 2017

    • Larry Clavette
  • 2017 - 2018

    • Judy Bivens
  • 2018 - 2019

    • Art Forster
  • 2019 - 2020

    • Tom Dolney

Committees

  • 2021 Annual Meeting

    • Perry Nouis
    • Al Cummings
    • Phil Ratliff
  • Communications and Newsletter

    • John Terino
  • Development

    • Joe Purka
  • Elections

    • Kathy McCollum
  • Hall of Fame

    • Art Forster
    • Judy Bivens
    • John Dorian
    • Clem Gaines
    • Larry Hill - Musicians Rep
    • Pat Miner - Broadcasters Rep
    • Renee Tyron - Combat Camera Rep
    • Johnny Whitaker
  • Finance

    • Phil Ratliff
    • Hank Hufnagel
    • Jim McGuire
  • 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