A Message from the Nominations Committee
Linda Celestino (Chair), Lee Casey and Mark Horton
The Nominations Committee would like to take this opportunity to present to all APEX members the slate of 2012-2013 candidates. Please evaluate these candidates in advance of the election, which begins on 15 July 2012.
A full candidate listing is available here: http://apex.aero/AboutAPEX/Governance/20122013APEXNominationsSlate/tabid/431/Default.aspx
We are happy to report Linda Celestino (Oman Air) has agreed to run for APEX President, Alfy Veretto (Virgin America) is running for Vice President, and Joan Filippini (Paramount Pictures) has agreed to continue in her role as Treasurer for two more years.
In addition, Dominic Green (Secretary), Kevin Bremer (Director), Ian Walberg (Director), and Chris Babb (incoming Past President) will each be serving another year to complete their two-year terms, and by doing so will bring their considerable expertise and stability to the board in the year ahead.
There are four positions open for the 2012 - 2013 APEX Board.
Directors Neil James and Luay Qanash have agreed to re-stand for election, and there are four new highly experienced contenders entering the race (see below), which means the election is very competitive again this year.
Please take a moment to review the candidates' information and the timeline for the election, outlined below. Consider your vote carefully, and choose candidates who will embrace the expanded scope of APEX and help the association meet its objectives.
We encourage all of you to talk to the voting member within your company and decide together who should be appointed to the board.
For more information on nominations, please contact APEX at email@example.com or +1-212-297-2177.
Voting in election of APEX Board of Directors begins 15 July
This year, the voting member for each APEX member organization will vote for President, Vice President, Treasurer and four Directors. The Treasurer, Immediate Past President and two Directors are sustaining members on the board. Full candidate information is contained herein. Voting members are encouraged to take into consideration the expanded APEX scope and current board member companies when voting to ensure appropriate representation.
The voting member will receive instructions on how to vote on the day the ballot opens, 15 July 2012. Voting is open until 31 July. If you are a voting member and are unable to vote during this time, email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a proxy within your company.
Election results will be announced during the APEX 2012 EXPO in Long Beach, California, USA. If you haven't done so, please register for the EXPO by clicking here.
Bylaws The bylaws state that "a minimum of five (5) and a maximum of six (6) of the Board of Directors will be selected from among airline representatives, a minimum of two (2) of whom shall be from airlines outside the USA."
The President, Immediate Past President and Vice-President will be represented by airlines. The Secretary, Treasurer and two sustaining Directors will be represented by vendors.
The Complete 2012-2013 Slate of Candidates
PRESIDENT (One-Year Position, vote for one)
Linda Celestino, Oman Air*
VICE PRESIDENT (One-Year Position, vote for one)
Alfy Veretto, Virgin America*
TREASURER (Two-Year Position, vote for one)
Joan Filippini, Paramount Pictures*
(Voting members can vote for up to 4 Board members. A minimum of 2 airlines are required by the Bylaws.)
Ian Dawkins, OnAir
Neil James, Panasonic Avionics Corporation*
Luay Qunash, Royal Jordanian*
Mary Rogozinski, Gogo LLC
Ashley Woodall, JetBlue
Ingo Wuggetzer, Airbus
* Current Board Members seeking re-election
Sustaining Officers and Board Members
(The following Officers and Directors will fill out their terms in 2012-2013)
SECRETARY Dominic Green, Spafax
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Chris Babb, Delta
DIRECTOR (2nd of 2-year term) Kevin Bremer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
DIRECTOR (2nd of 2 year term) Ian Walberg, Airborne Interactive