SNA Election Slate Candidates Announced

2016-10-31

The Leadership Development Committee met at Committee Days earlier this month in Crystal City, VA to select the 2017 election slate. The committee’s goal was to choose the candidates for each open position who were the best match in experience, skills and leadership competencies for the requirements of the position. 

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, 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

Biographies of candidates selected for the slate will be available to view online in early January 2017. Congratulations and good luck to all the ballot candidates!

The election will take place in February 2017, using a secure online voting website. Again this year, voting will be open for two weeks, February 15-28, 2017. Installation for the Board of Directors will continue to take place in July during ANC. This new timeline shortens the historically long, nine-month gap between the previous October/November election and the July installation for elected Board members. Elected members of the Leadership Development Committee begin their term March 1, 2017 due to the new nominations/election timeline.

The SNA Campaign Policy was updated by the Board of Directors at ANC in July this year. It is posted at SchoolNutrition.org/LeadershipOpp.

Stay tuned for further updates on the 2017 election!  

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