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Updated 4/18/2017.
   
 

Andy Lewis, Chairman of the Board

Andy runs the day-to-day operations of a plastic wear and friction testing and test equipment manufacturing company and is VP of GMT Games responsible for Game Submissions and Development. His two jobs and growing family keep him very busy. He started gaming in 1971 with D-Day. He has attended Avaloncon/WBC for 19 years and been a GM for 17. He owes a lot to this convention since it is directly responsible for bringing his wife into the hobby. His position with GMT arose from his desire to help the hobby by playtesting for AH, and then GMT which led to developing SaratogaPaths of Glory, and others.

Favorite Games: We The People, ASL, El Grande, Stock Car Championship Racing, Santa Fe Rails, Replay Baseball, Combat Commander

 
 

Ken Gutermuth, President and WBC Convention Director

Ken recently retired from being vice president of Corporate Planning, Analysis & Systems for CommScope in Hickory, North Carolina. He has been gaming since 1975 when he played his first game of Panzer Leader. Ken has attended Avaloncon/WBC since its inception and has been a GM and Assistant GM for many titles. His achievements at Avaloncon led to his election in 1997 to the Avaloncon Hall of Fame. Ken was Convention Director for BPA's Enlightenment mini-con.

Favorite GamesAge of RenaissancePaths of Glory, Le Havre

 
   

TBA, Treasurer

 
 

Bruce Monin, Secretary

Bruce is a substitute math teacher and a high school sportswriter in Minster, Ohio. He published the BOARDGAMER magazine until he became editor of MMP’s Operationsmagazine. He has been gaming since 1980 when he discovered Battle of the Bulge ’65. He has attended every Avaloncon/WBC, serving as GM since 1995 in seven different events and was honored with the Best GM award for his shepherding of the War At Sea tournament in 1998. He was appointed in 2000 by the BPA Board of Directors to fill out the remaining term of Russ Gifford, who retired for health reasons, and elected to a full three year term in 2002 and has served since that time.

Favorite Games: War At Sea, Wilderness War, Across Five Aprils, March Madness, Circus Maximus, Twilight Struggle

 
 

Ralph Gleaton, Legal Counsel

Ralph is currently the managing partner of Gleaton Wyatt Hewitt, PA a law firm in Greenville, South Carolina, that focuses on acting as a general counsel to entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial owned businesses. Prior to going into private practice 11 years ago, he was a prosecutor in South Carolina handling cases from petty misdemeanors to capitol murder. He began playing any game he could find when he was young but went into a game hiatus when he entered college for lack of people to play with. Fortunately for him, when he moved to Greenville he met the Greenville Mafia and plays all manor of games with them weekly. He attended his first WBC in 2001 and has been to every WBC since.

Favorite Games: Up Front, Successors

 
 

Kaarin Engelmann, WBC Asst. Convention Director (Web, Social Media, Public Relations)

Kaarin is a freelance writer, editor, and business consultant based in Springfield, Virginia. In 1989, she and her husband formed Engelmann Military Simulations, which published three games: Rise and Fall, Shattered States, and Crisis Games: Colombia. Kaarin became truly addicted to gaming after attending the last AvalonCon, in 1998. Kaarin has attended almost every WBC and has served as a GM for both adult and junior events. She received the BPA’s Sportswoman of the Year award in 2002 and 2008. She was appointed to the BPA Board of Directors to fill out the remaining term of Stuart Tucker who resigned after the 2004 WBC and won election in 2005. She served on the board of directors through 2014. In 2005, she became Assistant Convention Director and BPA Webmaster.

Favorite Games: Here I Stand, Puerto Rico, Stock Car Championship Racing, Twilight Struggle, British Rails

 
 

Charles Kibler, Asst. Convention Director (Publications)

Charles is currently a freelance graphic designer, specializing in art for board-wargame components. He worked as an artist and designer at Avalon Hill Game Company from 1981 to 1995, and then at several Baltimore-area software firms. He designed “Red Barricades,” the first historical module for the ASL system, as well as the original rules & missions for ASL Solitaire. At the WBC, Charles & his wife Judy can usually be found behind the registration desk. Charles is an avid American Civil War re-enactor, donning blue or gray as the situation demands, and prefers the authentic/progressive ACW events.

Favorite Games: ASL, Wrasslin’, Robo-Rally, Mille-Borne

 
 

Max Jamelli, Web Designer

Max is a high school business teacher and part time graphic designer. His media experience ranges from time working in network and local television to freelance sports writing. Max started gaming with his father playing LeMans, Wrasslin' and graduated into Air Baron, Tikal, and more. Max games with many different groups around Central PA. When he's not gaming, Max coaches 8th grade football.

Favorite Games: Air Baron, Lords of Baseball, Vegas Showdown, Union Pacific, Cuba, Stone Age

 
 

Kevin Broh-Kahn, App Developer

Coming...

 
 

Michael Kiefte, App Developer

Michael is a professor of communication disorders at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He has been an avid board gamer most of his life, competed in chess tournaments as a child, and developed a specific interest in strategic/war games as a teenager. Michael volunteered on the Nova Scotia Scholastic Chess Association board and helped run a chess club in a local elementary school. Michael is a developer for VASSAL, frequent contributor of Java code, and developed the Combat Commander Random Scenario Generator app for iOS. Michael has been attending WBC with and without his sons since 2012 and has been GM for Virgin Queen.

Favourite games: Twilight Struggle, Here I Stand, Virgin Queen, Labyrinth, 1989, Combat Commander

 
 

Hank Burkhalter, PBeM Coordinator

Hank in unemployed 'with cause' yet again in Duluth, Georgia, more time to game. Hank has Red Winter and Unconditional Surrender set up in the quite large basement gaming room for learning via solo and the third table with ASL for the weekend face to face game with Brent. Weekdays, during your working hours, Hank has regualr VASSAL games of Musket Pike & Battle Series, Fighting Formations, and ASL. Hank would like to expand his VASSAL gaming to weekday nights but is a bit hesitant at the moment to approach the wife on the subject. And while here, Hank is looking for a live VASSAL/FTF game of Red Winter, pretty open except for for weekday nights, full campaign game.

Favorite games: Bull Run, GCACW, ASL, Hannibal RvC, MPBS, TRC

 
 

Laurie Wojtaszczyk, Juniors Program Coordinator

Laurie is an elementary school Principal who lives in West Seneca, NY, with her husband and 2 sons. She has been the Junior's Program Coordinator and a monitor for at least the past 8 years. She had the pleasure of watching her own children out grow the room years ago and become active adult gamers at WBC. Laurie grew up playing games with her family but found a love for Eurogames when she met her husband, Kevin in college. Laurie has been to almost every WBC for the past 17 years and looks forward to returning every year.

Favorite games: Lost Cities, Alhambra, Ra, Carcassonne, Facts In Five