USHJA Board of Directors Elects Key Leadership Positions

Tampa, Fla.—Dec. 10, 2018—Today, the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Board of Directors elected four at-large board members, secretary, and treasurer, and ratified Hunter and Jumper Working Group appointments for discipline vice presidents. They will assume their duties on the Board of Directors beginning at the close of the 2018 USHJA Annual Meeting, presented by World Equestrian Center, on Thursday.

Dianne Johnson, of Kirkland, Washington, was elected secretary, a four-year term, and John Bahret, of Middletown, Rhode Island, was elected treasurer, a four-year term. The following individuals were elected as at-large directors for four-year terms:

  • Britt McCormick, Allen, Texas
  • Tobey McWilliams, Oley, Pa.
  • Cheryl Rubenstein, Bellaire, Texas
  • James Urban, Elkhorn, Neb.

The following individuals were appointed to the Board of Directors for four-year terms during their working group meetings and ratified by the Board as follows:          

  • Hunter Vice President (Hunter Working Group Chair) - Robin Rost Brown, Morriston, Fla.
  • Jumper Vice President (Jumper Working Group Chair) - Charlotte Skinner-Robson, North Hollywood, Calif. 

The USHJA Board of Directors elected key Board of Directors positions during the opening Board of Directors meeting of the 2018 USHJA Annual Meeting, presented by World Equestrian Center. Credit: Tricia Booker/USHJA

Candidates for the Board of Directors election were determined through a multi-step process. USHJA members submitted nominations for USHJA Board of Director positions, which were then reviewed by the USHJA Nominating Committee. The committee members interviewed candidates before submitting to the USHJA Board of Directors their recommended nominee(s) for each position for inclusion on the ballot. Upon receipt of the Nominating Committee's recommended candidates, the Board of Directors had 10 days to name additional qualified nominations to the ballot for each of the positions from the floor, if they chose to do so. 

Tomorrow, December 11, during Hunter and Jumper Working Group meetings, the Working Groups will select four discipline directors each, a total of eight additional discipline directors that will be added to the USHJA Board of Directors. These appointments will be ratified by the Board of Directors during the Tuesday afternoon Board Meeting.

All newly elected and appointed members of the Board of Directors will assume their duties immediately following the close of this year's Annual Meeting, taking place this week in Tampa, Florida.


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