BPA Board of Directors Election Results
Sept. 16, 2014

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2014 Election (2015-2017 Term)
508
475
367
Tom McCorry
325

Incumbents Ken Gutermuth and Bruce Monnin won re-election to the Board of Directors and were joined by the return of Stuart Tucker to his second stint on the Board in the class of 2014. Stuart's election marks the first return of a prior Board member to a second term. 

 

 

2013 Election (2014-2016 Term)
551
414
383
Tom McCorry
342
Jonathan Lockwood
260
Ray Stakenas
228

The first BoD election in six years to field six or more nominees was also one of the closest. It marked the first time an incumbent was unseated—proving it can be done. 262 members voted—a new record high—representing nearly 29% of the membership at that point in time. 11 non-member and several duplicate votes were disallowed but would not have changed the outcome had they been counted.

2012 Election (2013-2015 Term)
395
372
248
Jon Lockwood
199

The three incumbents were reelected in postal/e-mail election held during the three months before WBC. 140 members cast valid ballots in the election, which was approximately 14% of the membership at the time, which just met the minimum required for an official election. We ask membership to offer more support to our organization by registering their votes in the election each year. Results of the election were announced at the BPA annual meeting on July 31. The board held one "live" meeting during WBC. Other business takes place via e-mail.

2011 Election (2012-2014 Term)
578
532
473
Jon Lockwood
203

The three incumbents were reelected in postal/e-mail election held during the three months before WBC. 211 members cast valid ballots in the election, which was approximately 25% of the membership at the time. Results of the election were announced at the BPA annual meeting on Aug. 2. The board held one "live" meeting during WBC. Other business takes place via e-mail.

2010 Election (2011-2013 Term)
513
426
319
Jon Lockwood
291
Joel Tamburo
190
Two of the three incumbents chose not to run again. That meant the race was hotly contested and the results were close, with sole incumbent Bruce Reiff gleaning the most votes, followed by Tom McCorry and Josh Githens. The total number of members voting was 225, which was approximately 23% of the membership at the time. Results of the election were announced at the BPA annual meeting on Aug. 3. The board held one "live" meeting during WBC 2010. Other business takes place via e-mail.
2009 Election (2010-2012 Term)
505
473
352
Josh Githens
242

The three incumbents were reelected in postal/e-mail election held during the three months before WBC. The total number of members voting was 200. The board held one "live" meeting during WBC 2009. Other business takes place via e-mail.

2008 Election (2009-2011 Term)
456
368
351
Josh Githens
207

The three incumbents were reelected in postal/e-mail election held during the three months before WBC. The board held one "live" meeting during WBC 2008. Other business takes place via e-mail.

2007 Election (2008-2010 Term)
340
279
225
Tom McCorry
184
Josh Githens
144
John Pack
111
Dan Dolan, Sr.
103
The three incumbents were reelected in a hotly contested postal/e-mail election held during the three months before WBC. The board held two "live" meetings during WBC 2007. Other business takes place via e-mail.
2006 Election (2007-2009 Term)
275
270
231
Joel Tamburo
73
Dan Dolan, Sr.
4
Randy Cox
4

Two incumbents and last year's runner up were elected in the combined postal/e-mail vote that took place in the three months preceding WBC. Only 116 members voted by July 15, which represented 16% of the membership at that time. (BPA elections weight votes based on membership level.) The board held three "live" meetings during WBC 2006. Other business takes place via e-mail.

2005 Election (2006-2008 Term)
331
320
275
Ken Whitesell
134
Joel Tamburo
92
Dan Dolan, Sr.
4
Incumbency proved difficult to top in our sixth election, with all three returning Board members winning re-election handily in the combined postal/e-mail vote that took place in the three months preceding WBC. This timely result enabled the Board to continue to hold “live” meetings—conducting two during WBC 2005. A referendum to amend the By-Laws to eliminate term limits was passed 314-112.
2004 Election (2005-2007 Term)
270
266
206
John Pack
191
Bill Edwards
127
Justin Thompson
102
Laurie Wojtaszczyk
76
Dan Dolan
2

The BPA’s sixth annual Board election was its second held over a protracted three-month period with votes submitted solely by email or post and not cast “live” at the WBC. Incumbent Bruce Reiff won re-election and was joined by two first time members as the Board welcomed Treasurer Bruno Passacantando and GCOM president and founder Keith Levy to the table. The newly constituted Board met twice in the early morning hours of WBC to conduct business and appointed Kaarin Englemann to fill the vacated seat of the resigning Stuart Tucker.

2003 Election (2004-2006 Term)
536
381
188
Justin Thompson
174
Bill Edwards
138
Paul Weintraub
125
Jeff Cornett
113
Randy Cox
4
The BPA’s fifth Board election was its first held over a protracted three-month period with votes submitted solely by email or post and not cast “live” at the WBC. 246 members participated, representing nearly a third of the eligible voters at the time—and representing a considerable increase in participation over the prior year’s election. This timely result enabled the Board to hold its first hourly “live” meeting ever—something they enjoyed so much they held four of them at the 2003 WBC. Both incumbents easily won re-election for another three-year term, but the third seat of retiring Alan Applebaum was closely contested by five strong candidates.
2002 Election (2003-2005 Term)
333
314
306
Paul Weintraub
148

The BPA’s first Board election featuring previously elected members was lightly contested with only four candidates. A11 three of the incumbents easily won re-election for another three-year term in a light turnout representing less than 14% of the overall membership.

2001 Election (2002-2004 Term)
484
418
283
Bill Edwards
202
Jay Tummelson
184
Mark Guttag
145
Randy Cox
108
The BPA elected its third class of non-appointed Board Members to serve a three-year term by returning incumbent Kathy Stroh. To replace the retiring Andy Maly and Glenn Petrosky, the memberhip elected Bruce Reiff and John Pack, longtime GMs. The following results are based on the votes of 292 members…a turnout of approximately 28% of the eligible voters. While BPA elections weight votes based on membership level, it is worth noting that the order of finish listed below would not have been altered had each vote counted equally.
2000 Election (2001-2003 Term)
471
414
253
Bruce Monnin
236
John Pack
232
Bruno Sinigaglio
208
Greg Mayer
125
Randy Cox
37
Others (write-ins)
2

The BPA elected its second class of non-appointed Board Members to serve a three-year term by returning incumbent Alan Applebaum. To replace the retiring Heikki Thoen and John Emery, the memberhip elected to give BPA President and current Convention Manager, Don Greenwood, a seat on the Board. The third seat in a closely contested four-way race went to Andy Lewis. The results are based on the votes of 316 members…a turnout of approximately 32% of the eligible voters.

1999 Election (Initial Term)
471
253
125
37
236
2
232
208
414

The BPA is organized as a Non-Profit Corporation, with its state of incorporation being South Carolina. The BPA came into formal existence on December 8, 1998 when its Articles of Incorporation were accepted for filing by the South Carolina Secretary of State. The BPA was organized by F. Scott Pfeiffer, an attorney practicing corporate law in Greenville, SC, acting as Incorporator. His services have been provided pro bono publico. As Incorporator, he elected nine initial Directors, with terms of office through the year indicated below. Since then, each class of three Directors is elected by vote of the membership annually.

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