AGA Announces New Governing Board
Newcomers are Gary A. Roskin, Martin Fuller and Alberto Scarani.
New to the board of governors are Gary A. Roskin, Martin Fuller, and Alberto Scarani.
Gina D’Onofrio, Antoinette Matlins, and Donna Hawrelko will continue on as governors in the coming term.
Returning board member Teri Brossmer will serve his second term as president. Çiğdem Lüle will return to the board and serve as vice president. Returning members Adam Ostrow and Heidi Harders will fill the secretary and treasurer roles, respectively.
Immediate past-president Stuart Robertson will also continue on in that role.
Brossmer said: “It has been an honor to serve as AGA president for the past three years. I am proud of the AGA board for implementing creative ways to thrive and serve the AGA community, despite the challenges of a worldwide pandemic.
“I am particularly pleased that the AGA just witnessed the largest group of members answer our call to stand for election to the AGA board that the association has seen in decades. Clearly, AGA’s growth and expanded educational programs, and advocacy for industry standards, are inspiring more and more members to volunteer time to AGA.”
Brossmer said in the year to come AGA would focus on its existing initiatives, while finding new ways to serve its membership.
The new board will be sworn in at AGA’s upcoming Tucson conference on Feb. 1. They will be recognized at the AGA Gala dinner and Bonanno Award ceremony.
Tickets to these events are available online.
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