It is my pleasure to
announce the 2016 NAFA Board of Directors
Sam Ford (Executive Director)
Neil Flood (Chairman)
There has been some significant
changes to the Board this year as you may have noticed. Both
Leerie Jenkins and Karen Oleson had reached the end of their
second terms. Both Leerie and Karen have worked tirelessly for
NAFA and I’d like to thank both for their hard work. They
certainly leave big shoes to fill.
In addition to losing both Leerie
and Karen, it is with great regret that that board received the
resignation from Lee Heighton as Executive Director following
the 2016 Annual General Meeting. Lee has been an integral part
of NAFA, and has provided 13 years of dedicated service to the
Board. While his presence will be greatly missed, we wish him
nothing but the best and are incredibly grateful for his service
and the impact he’s had on our sport.
To fill the large void created by Lee’s departure, we were very fortunate to have Sam Ford accept the appointment to Executive Director. There are few people in our sport that know and understand the work that is involved in being the Executive Director, but Sam knows first hand, and we are in very good hands with him taking over.
Kim Davis was re-elected the Board this year and joining her as newly elected members are Dana Hanson and Steve Corona. The Board is also very pleased to welcome aboard Jennifer Bell, who accepted the appointment to fill in the vacancy created by Sam Ford’s departure to the Executive Director.
So please join me in both thanking the departing members for all their incredible service, as well as congratulating our newest members!