The Audio Engineering Society has counted the ballots and announced the winners of the Board of Governors elections. In a twist this year, the members also passed a bylaws amendment that shifts board members’ terms to be effective Jan. 1, aligning the terms with the fiscal year.
The society has elected Agnieszka Roginska as president-elect to follow in the footsteps of 2019 AES President Nadja Wallaszkovits, and current President David Scheirman, who will remain on the executive committee as immediate-past president. Current Past President Alex Case will transition to the role of governor for a two-year term.
Current Treasurer Garry Margolis will step down after his fifth consecutive term, and Treasurer-Elect Richard Wollrich will take over in 2019. Valerie Tyler was re-elected as secretary.
Also re-elected was Per Sjösten, who will serve another term as vice president of Europe’s Northern Region. Also beginning their second terms are European Central Region VP Thomas Görne; Latin American Region VP Cesar Lamschtein; Southern Europe/Middle East/Africa Region VP Ufuk Önen; USA/Canada Central Region VP Mike Porter; and Asia-Pacific Region VP Shusen Wang.
Joining the AES board of governors as vice president of U.S. & Canada’s Eastern Region is Gary Gottlieb, who will take over for two-term Vice President Anthony Schultz.
Covering the US and Canada’s West on the board will be Alex Kosiorek. He replaces current regional VP Leslie Gaston-Bird, who will serve as a newly-elected governor alongside Jessica Livingston and Piper Payne. Gaston-Bird, Livingston and Piper will replace Jim Anderson, Masataka Nakahara and Agnieszka Roginska on the board. Also serving his final terms as governor is John Krivit (past resident once removed).
Additionally, Christopher Freitag will step down after 22 years of overseeing elections as chair of the Tellers Committee (formerly known as the board of tellers). After the New York AES convention, Gary Louie will step into this role.
The society also ratified a second amendment clarifying that members in good standing can request life member status after turning 65 years old after 25 years of AES membership, and they must have been in the member class for the five years prior to their request.