IAFA Election Results
By Skye Cervone In Elections, IAFA, ICFA On January 15, 2020
It is my pleasure to announce the results of the elections for the positions of Second Vice President and Public Information Officer of the IAFA.
But first, on behalf of the IAFA Executive Borad and Officers, I’d like to express our gratitude to the Election Committee for organizing them: Student Caucus Representative Wendy Wood, Registrar Karen Hellekson, and the committee Chair Immediate Past President Sherryl Vint. Our thanks also goes out to Chief Technology Officer Mike Smith for setting up the voting IT.
Most of all, thank you to all IAFA members who took time to vote in these important elections!
David M. Higgins was elected Second Vice President.
Skye Cervone was elected Public Information Officer.
Both positions are three-year terms.
Congratulations to both!
For those of you unaware of what these positions entail, see the following—and consider running in the future!
Second Vice President
The Second Vice President oversees and develops the programming track of creative guests, maintaining a current email list, contacting writers to solicit proposals, organizing sessions, and consulting the First Vice President to schedule the creative track. The Second Vice President also collects biographies and photos of the invited attending writers for publication in the program book and passes this information on to the Program Book Coordinator. The Second Vice President is elected by majority vote of the IAFA members who participate in the election.
Public Information Officer
The Public Information Officer edits and distributes promotional materials and forms publicity liaisons with other organizations where appropriate. The Public Information Officer maintains and regularly updates the website and blog, creates and distributes information from the Board such as the Call for Papers and election material, and contributes photos and promotional copy to the IAFA website. The Public Information Officer maintains and regularly updates the social media feeds, responds to inquiries via the social media feeds, and monitors the IAFA’s public image on social media. The Public Information Officer takes Executive Board minutes, disseminates them, archives them, and makes them available for archival use. The Public Information Officer is the recorder of motions and amendments at official meetings. The Public Information Officer maintains the IAFA electronic archive. The Public Information Officer is elected by majority vote of the IAFA members who participate in the election.