The Executive Committee
(composed of the Officers of the Association and the remaining Directors-at-Large not serving as Officers conducts the affairs of the Association between meetings of the Board of Directors)
|President||Drayton Callison||president at aka.kite.org|
|1st Vice-President||Phillip Whitaker||vp1 at aka.kite.org|
|2nd Vice-President||Christian Baden Powell||vp2 at aka.kite.org|
|Treasurer||Cecilia Dallmer (PA)||treasurer at aka.kite.org|
|Secretary||Ronda Brewer||secretary at aka.kite.org|
|Director At Large||Tobias Arndt||dal2 at aka.kite.org|
|Director At Large||dal3 at aka.kite.org|
|Director At Large||Lindsey Johnson||dal5 at aka.kite.org|
(represent the members in their geographical area)
|Gary Engvall (RI)||(401) 942-3606||rd1 at aka.kite.org|
|Region 1 Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Upstate New York, Rhode Island, Vermont|
|Region 2 New Jersey, Downstate New York, Pennsylvania||Kurtis Jones (NJ)||rd2 at aka.kite.org|
|Region 3 Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia||Will Smoot||(540) 471-4949||rd3 at aka.kite.org|
|Region 4 Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico||Doug Engh||(850) 803-7513||rd4 at aka.kite.org|
|Region 5 Michigan, Ohio||John M. Graves (OH)||(513) 777-2228||rd5 at aka.kite.org|
|Region 6 Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin||Anthony Catalano||rd6 at aka.kite.org|
|Region 7 Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah||Sherman Myers||rd7 at aka.kite.org|
|Region 8 Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas||Phillip Whitaker (OK)||(785) 383-5157||rd8 at aka.kite.org|
|Region 9 Idaho, Montana, Oregon||Brett Morris (OR)||(541) 944-5588||rd9 at aka.kite.org|
|Region 10 Alaska, Washington||Andrew Cimburek||rd10 at aka.kite.org|
|Region 11 N. California, Nevada||Darril De Latorre||rd11 at aka.kite.org|
|Region 12 Arizona, S. California, Guam, Hawaii||Glen Rothstein (CA)||(213) 407-3515||rd12 at aka.kite.org|
|Region 13 International||Gary Mark||rd13 at aka.kite.org|
What is a Region? There are thirteen geographical regions represented on the Board of Directors. The United States and its territories are divided into twelve Regions approximately equal in voting population. Members residing outside of the United States and its territories shall constitute an International Region. (Region 13) Each Region is represented on the AKA Board by one elected Regional Director.
(established by the association by-laws, elected by the members attending the Annual Meeting)
(seven established by the association by-laws, appointed by the President with the advice of the Directors and/or members)
(Re. sub-committees: see note for Special Committees below)
The Association, retains managerial, and other services to achieve it’s objectives.
those who have led the association in the past.
- Robert M. Ingraham (Founder)
- Benn Blinn
- George M. Endicott
- F. C. Jewell, M.D.
- Francis M. Rogallo
- Walter Scott
- F. Rankin Weisgerber
- Will Yolen
- Anthony Zeigler
- Nic O’Neill (2016 – 2018)
- John Lutter (2014 – 2016)
- John Barresi (2013 – 2014)
- Barbara Meyer (2010 – 2012)
- Gary Engvall (2008 – 2009)
- Susan Skinner (2007)
- David Gomberg (2001 – 2006)
- Adam Grow (2000)
- Richard Dermer (1997 – 1999)
- Peter Dolphin (1995 – 1996)
- David Gomberg (1991 – 1994)
- Jim M. Miller (1989 – 1990)
- Corey Jenson (1988)
- Robert S. Price (1987)
- Margo Brown (1986)
- Miller S. Makey, Sr. (1984 – 1985)
- John F. “Jack” Van Gilder (1982 – 1983)
- Bevan Brown (1981)
- W. D. “Red” Braswell (1978 – 1980)
- Valerie Govig (1977 – 1978)
Complete list of officers and directors since 1979 (link no longer available).
|All officers of the Association shall be members of the Association, twenty-one (21) years of age and shall be bonded.Elections are held by mail each fall and the results are announced at the Annual Meeting.|
The President is elected annually by the general membership to a one year term.
Regional Directors, who must live in the region they represent, are elected to three year terms by members from those regions.
Elections for Directors from regions:
- 1, 2, 3, and 4 are held in years divisible by 3 with no remainder (2019)
- 5, 6, 7, and 8 are held in years divisible by 3 with a remainder of 1 (2020)
- 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 are held in years divisible by 3 with a remainder of 2 (2018)
The Executive Committee is nominated and elected by the members attending the Annual Meeting.
Nominations for President and Regional Directors must be submitted to the Nominations Committee no less than 60 days before the Annual Meeting.
For more information on running for office, contact the Nominations Committee at <nominations at aka.kite.org>