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2019 Leadership Election Slate

The Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC) and the 2018 Board of Directors are pleased to announce the 2019 AFA Leadership Election Slate. This slate is the product of weeks of diligent work by members of the NEC. The following is a brief outline of the process that resulted in the 2019 AFA Leadership Election Slate:

  • Following the acceptance of nominations, each candidate‚Äôs application was individually reviewed and scored by every NEC member, using a framework of guiding questions and a scoring rubric.
  • NEC members deliberated and selected candidates for further review during a conference call.
  • Candidates were notified of their status. Phone interviews were scheduled (where applicable). 
  • Groups of three NEC members conducted phone interviews with finalists. Each phone interview was recorded and made available to individual NEC members for their review.
  • Phone interviews were individually reviewed and scored by every NEC member, using a framework of guiding questions and a scoring rubric.
  • NEC members deliberated and selected candidates to be slated during a conference call.
  • Candidates were notified of their status.
  • Slate is announced to the membership.

Please note that in order to be eligible to vote, membership must be renewed by September 15, 2018. If you have any questions about the nomination and elections process, please contact Monica L. Miranda, NEC Chair. If you have questions about the ballot or the voting process, please contact Lynda Wiley, Executive Director.

 

President & Board Of Directors

The presidential candidates are: Wendi Kinney and Josh Schutts. Members will vote for one (1) of the two (2) presidential candidates. In accordance with the AFA bylaws, "a plurality of votes shall constitute election to the Office of President."

 

The board of directors candidates are: Josh Schutts, Laurence Bolotin, Suzette Walden Cole, Brandon Cutler, and Tara Fuller. The voting process will ask members to rank candidates from first to last. The candidates who emerge in first and second will be elected to the 2019 Board of Directors.

 

Wendi Kinney

Nominated for: President 

State University of New York at Geneseo

Interim Senior Associate to the President

Resume | Interview

 

 

Josh Schutts

Nominated for: President and Board of Directors

University of West Florida

Research Associate, College of Education & Professional Studies

Resume | Interview

 

 

Laurence Bolotin

Nominated for: Board of Directors

Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, Inc.

Executive Director/CEO

Resume | Interview

 

 

Suzette Walden Cole

Nominated for: Board of Directors

SWC Speaks Consulting

President

Resume | Interview

 

 

Brandon Cutler

Nominated for: Board of Directors

Purdue University

Associate Dean of Students/Director of Fraternity, Sorority & Cooperative Life

Resume | Interview

 

 

Tara Fuller

Nominated for: Board of Directors

Johns Hopkins University

Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life

Resume | Interview

 

 

Nominations & Elections Committee 

The Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC) is elected prior to the Annual Meeting per the bylaws. The candidate with the most votes will be the Regional NEC Representative, and the candidate with the second most votes will be the Regional NEC Alternate Representative. An additional member from each region will be appointed by the board of directors.

In the case where there is no person slated for a position, the membership is invited to write-in a candidate to fill the position. Should you have any questions about the eligibility of a member to serve on the Nominations & Elections Committee, please contact please contact Lynda Wiley, Executive Director.

 

Region I Nominations & Elections Committee

No candidate slated

 

Region II Nominations & Elections Committee

Spencer Hudec

University of Virginia

Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life

Resume | Interview

 

 

 

Region III Nominations & Elections Committee 

No candidate slated

 

Region IV Nominations & Elections Committee  

No candidate slated

 

Region V Nominations & Elections Committee 

 No candidate slated

 

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