USHJA Announces Slate of Candidates for Board of Directors Positions

Lexington, Ky.—– November 21, 2016 —– The United States Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to announce the slate of candidates who will be on the ballot for the USHJA Board of Directors election in December at the USHJA Annual Meeting, presented by HITS, in Palm Springs, California. The Board of Directors will vote on the candidates for the National Vice President, Treasurer and three Director At-Large positions during their first meeting session on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016.


The following are the nominees for the Board of Directors positions open for election this year:


National Vice President (four-year term)

  • David Distler, Norwalk, Conn., Nominating Committee nominee

Treasurer (two-year term)

  • Shelley Campf, Newberg, Ore., Board Floor Nominee
  • Dianne Johnson, Kirkland, Wash., Nominating Committee Nominee

At-Large Directors (four-year term) – Three Seats Will Be Filled

  • Katharine Benson, Whitehouse Station, N.J., Nominating Committee Nominee
  • Lori Cramer, Somerville, Ohio, Board Floor Nominee
  • Joe Dotoli, Chepachet, R.I., Nominating Committee Nominee
  • Britt McCormick, Allen, Texas, Board Floor Nominee
  • Sissy Wickes, Unionville, Penn., Nominating Committee Nominee

These candidates were determined through a multi-step process. USHJA members submitted nominations for USHJA Board of Director positions, which were then reviewed by the USHJA Nominating Committee. The committee interviewed candidates before submitting to the USHJA Board of Directors their recommended nominee for each position for inclusion on the ballot. Upon receipt of the Nominating Committee’s recommended candidates, the Board of Directors had 10 days within which to name additional qualified nominations to the ballot for each of the positions from the floor, if they chose to do so.


In addition, the newly seated Hunter and Jumper Working Groups will be meeting at Annual Meeting to appoint their respective Working Group Chairs. Once ratified by the Board, these chairs become officers to the USHJA Board as the Hunter Discipline Vice President and the Jumper Discipline Vice President. Additionally, the Hunter Working Group will be naming one discipline director to the Board of Directors, and the Jumper Working Group will be naming two discipline directors to the Board. These positions will all be two-year terms. This final slate of appointees will be presented to the Board for ratification at the final Board session on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016.


All elected and appointed members of the Board of Directors, including President-Elect Mary Babick, will assume their duties immediately following the close of this year’s Annual Meeting.


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