Conclusion of the IAOA Second 2020 Virtual Assembly and Executive Council Elections
Dear IAOA Members and Followers,
The nomination phase for the 2020 Executive Council election has closed on November 10, 2020. In addition to Ken Baclawski, Oliver Kutz, Frank Loebe, Fabian Neuhaus, Laure Vieu, and Amanda Vizedom who are candidates for re-election, we have three new candidates: Torsten Hahmann, Megan Katsumi and Emilio Sanfilippo.
We thus have nine candidates for nine positions. The current Executive Council, during its meeting on November 16, has acknowledged all candidates and confirmed that in this situation the election follows the procedure according to Article VII, Section 4, of our earlier Bylaws (IAOA with its new Swiss statutes is still in the process of elaborating new bylaws):
“If the number of candidates is not larger than the number of
vacancies, no ballot is required and the nominated candidates
are deemed to have been elected.”
In conclusion of the election, the new Executive Council for the period of 2021-2022 consists of:
- Ken Baclawski, Northeastern University, USA
- Torsten Hahmann, University of Maine, USA
- Megan Katsumi, University of Toronto, Canada
- Oliver Kutz, Free University of Bolzano, Italy
- Frank Loebe, University of Leipzig, Germany
- Fabian Neuhaus, Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany
- Emilio Sanfilippo, LOA, ISTC-CNR, Trento, Italy
- Laure Vieu, IRIT-CNRS, University of Toulouse, France
- Amanda Vizedom, Credit Suisse, USA
The new officers will take up their roles on January 1st, 2021, when the current period of office comes to an end. At its first meeting, the new EC will also newly elect the holders of the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
Finally, we would like to thank the three outgoing Executive Council members, Roberta Ferrario, Michael Gruninger and Maria Keet, for their outstanding service to the community.