The Educational Theatre Association’s nominating committee has tapped two candidates to run for vice president/president of the Board of Directors in this year’s election, and four to compete for two board director seats.
The nominees for vice president/president are Matt Conover and Scott Wilson.
Mark Drum, Helen Duranleau-Brennan, Jeff Hall, and David Hastings will be on the ballot for the two board director positions. The top two vote getters among those four will be seated.
The vice president/president is elected to a four-year term, two years in each of the top leadership positions. Board directors are elected for three years. All the winning candidates in the 2018 election, which will be conducted by electronic ballot during August and September, will take office in the summer of 2019.
Here are brief sketches of the candidates.
Candidates for Vice President/President
Candidates for Board Director
As provided in the EdTA Code of Regulations, any member may declare their candidacy for a seat on the board and petition to be included on the ballot. A valid ballot petition can be accessed here and must be signed by 15 voting members from each of three different state chapters. The submission deadline for ballot petitions for the 2018 election is June 15 at 11:59 PM PT.
Candidates’ full résumés and responses to election questionnaires will be posted here after the ballot petition deadline. Electronic voting will begin in August and conclude during the EdTA National Conference in Denver on September 13-16.
The nominating committee is chaired by board Past President Frank Pruet. Members include board Vice President Gai Jones; Kentucky Chapter Director Carolyn Greer; Alabama Chapter Director Troy Taylor; at-large members Alex Minton of Chicago, Illinois and Mary Schuttler of Greeley, Colorado; Executive Director Julie Cohen Theobald (non-voting); and Director of Chapters and Communities Diane Carr (non-voting). President Debbie Corbin is an ex officio member.