The STMA announced its 2019 Board of Directors during the 30th annual Conference and Exhibition held in Phoenix, AZ last week. The 13-member board officially took office January 24 at the Annual Meeting.
The Executive Board is comprised of five officers. Elected to the Presidency is Jody Gill, CSFM, from Blue Valley School District in Overland Park, KS. Ascending to Immediate Past President is Sarah Martin, CSFM, City of Phoenix Parks and Rec. Jimmy Simpson, CSFM, Town of Cary, NC fills the President-Elect office and Secretary/Treasurer is Nick McKenna, CSFM, Texas A&M Athletics, College Station, TX. Serving a second term as the Commercial Vice President is Boyd Montgomery, CSFM, CSE, The Toro Company, Minneapolis.
The STMA Bylaws require that the Board have Directors from each segment of its voting members. Directors elected include:
Stephen Lord, CSFM, Cincinnati Reds, representing facilities used by Professional Athletes
Jeremy Bohonko, Ewing, N. Charlotte, NC, Commercial Director
Clark Cox, CSFM, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, At Large Elected Director.
Returning for their second year of a 2-year term are Director for Parks and Rec James Bergdoll, CSFM, City of Chattanooga (TN) Public Works, and Jason Kruse, PhD, Academic Director, University of Florida, Gainesville.
Three open positions were filled by appointment of the President. Gill appointed Sun Roesslein, CSFM, North Area Athletic Complex, Golden, CO to the Appointed At-Large Director. Roesslein served on the Board in 2017 and 2018 as K-12 Director. He also appointed Joshua Koss, CSFM, University of San Diego, as the Director for Higher Education, and Jeremy Driscoll, St. Mark’s High School, Wilmington, DE representing K-12.
The elections were conducted electronically by an independent audit firm. The Board’s official first meeting will be March 22-23.