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2021 AFOA Board Members and Officers Elections

The Nominating Committee, composed of Kiah Gardner, Chairman, David Haselschwerdt, Anne Pfau and Brian Owens has submitted the following slate of candidates for Officers and Directors for 2021:

The following have been nominated as Officers for the year 2021:  

President John Reynolds

1st Vice President Brian Owens

2nd Vice President Chris Peterson 

Treasurer Dave Mack

Secretary Alan Thompson  


The following have been nominated as Directors for a three (3) year term ending 2023:*

Kevin Baker

Pano Giannoulis

Changjian Ji

Chuck Malone

Justin Nielsen

Dave Elsenbast (Immediate Past President)

*All have agreed to serve if elected


The following have been elected, after prior nomination by the Board of Directors, as Honorary Directors:

Rick Hegenberger

Ralph Joel

Liam Rogers

Nick Sander

Bill Simeral                                 


Note the following directors were previously nominated and elected:

Term Expiring 2022

Jessica Hecht

Mitch Kilanowski 

Anne Pfau

Matt Reiner    

Bill McBee

Jay Van Valen    


Term Expiring 2021

Mike Carlson

Rob Jones

Paul Nees

Stephen Osburn

Scott Peterson

Due to the annual meeting being presented virtually, the election will be held electronically.  Ballots will be sent to the primarly contact for each company member.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact AFOA Executive Director Leigh Wickersham.