SNA Election 2017

Candidate Biographies

To view biographical information for each candidate, click on their name below or you can view information for all the candidates here.

The Leadership Development Committee met at Committee Days in Arlington, Va., in October to select the following slate of candidates for the Association’s upcoming election.

The SNA Election will take place over a two-week period in February 2017 (February 15-28) through a secure online voting website.

The elected Board members will serve a three-year term, with the installation to take place at ANC, July 9-12, 2017, in Atlanta, Ga. The elected Leadership Development Committee members will serve a two-year term, beginning after the election on March 1, 2017. The Industry Advisory Council Chair also will serve a two-year term.

HOW TO VOTE

LOGIN REQUIRED! In order to vote, all members will need to have their SNA username and password available.

If you were a member in good standing on November 30, 2016, you are eligible to vote, in accordance with current SNA bylaws.

Important Reminders

  • Only members employed in the region of a Regional Director or Leadership Development Committee Regional Representative open position may vote for that region specific position.
  • There is no Vice President candidate this year. Under the governance restructuring that took place in 2015, the Vice President position was eliminated in order to make the term on the ladder, or the time commitment as an officer, more manageable. In the 2018 election, members will vote for the President-elect position. The successful candidate will then move up to President in 2019.
  • All members may vote for the At Large Director position on the Board of Directors.
  • Again, under the governance restructuring in 2015 there will no longer be committee chairs or membership segment positions on the Board of Directors, with the exception of the Employee/Manager position. This means that if a Region has no region specific open position (such as Regional Director or Leadership Development Committee Regional Representative), and there are no officer positions (President-elect, Secretary/Treasurer) open, members may only see an At Large Director position, on their ballot, for which all members can vote.
  • The Secretary/Treasurer position and the Employee/Manager position will both be open in the 2018 election.
  • Only industry members may vote for the Industry Advisory Council Chair position. This is the only position for which industry members may vote.

To access the secure online voting site, click the " VOTE" button above. Once you have logged in, you will be directed to the voting site to cast your vote. This voting process ensures the integrity of the election.

  • If you are a member and have not already set up your username and password to log in to the SNA website, visit Member Registration to create your login.

  • If you don’t remember your username and/or password, visit Did you forget your password, where you can enter your e-mail address in order to receive your username or password.

Please note that you MUST have an e-mail address on file with SNA in order to vote. You may add an e-mail address when creating your account or by logging in and going to My Account -> Member Record -> Member Contact Information. If you do not have an e-mail address, please be sure to input a placeholder e-mail address as follows [YOUR SNA MEMBER ID NUMBER]@yahoo.com (such as 65123@yahoo.com). If you leave the email address field blank, you will not be able to vote.

If you need assistance, please email SNAElection@schoolnutrition.org or contact the SNA Service Center at (800) 877-8822.

Candidates for the four positions on Board of Directors are:

Mideast Regional Director
Chris Derico, SNS, Lewis County Schools, West Virginia
Tamara Earl, SNS, Mason City Schools, Ohio

Midwest Regional Director
Sandi Kramer, Yankton School District, South Dakota
Sandra Voss, RDN, SNS, Marquardt School District, Illinois

Southwest Regional Director
Lilly Bouie, PhD, Little Rock School District, Arkansas
Monica Deines-Henderson, SNS, Falcon School District, Colorado

At Large Director
Stephanie Bruce, Palm Springs Unified School District, California
Stephanie Dillard, SNS, Geneva County Schools, Alabama

Candidates for three positions on the Leadership Development Committee are:

Northeast Regional Representative
Judy White, Wrentham Public Schools, Massachusetts

Northwest Regional Representative
Ariane Shanley, South Kitsap Schools, Washington

Southwest Region Representative
Kevin Ponce, SNS, Oklahoma City Public Schools, Oklahoma

Candidates for the Industry Advisory Council Chair are:

Industry Advisory Council Chair
Mike Burke, SNS, Vulcan/ITW/FEG, Missouri
Michael Miller, SMART Temps, Indiana

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