2012 Board of Directors Elections: Final Results


Your Spaatz Association’s 2012 election cycle has now concluded.

Stephen W. Austen (Spaatz #161) was re-elected as National President for a third consecutive term, having served two previous terms in that office. Ted F. Bowlds (#290) and Bruce E. Krell (#44) will continue as our National Vice-President and Treasurer, respectively.

Your ballots promoted Michael J. Hower (#895) from Director to the post of National Secretary. Our currently-serving National Secretary, Sandie D. Aurich (#894) has earned your vote to occupy Director seat # 3.

We welcome newly elected Directors Brian M. Campbell (#1219) and Matthew Heffron (#1450). They join re-elected Directors Janon D. Ellis (#661), Michael Provencher (#1416) and Larry Trick (#452).

These elections are effective when the new Board is seated on 1 September 2012.

The following incumbent Directors will stand for election in 2013: Austyn W. Granville, Jr. (#579), Richard C. Benet (#1030), Robert J. Mattes (#445), and Jeffrey Mueller (#1406).

Departing the Board is Director Syed M. Karim (#1655). Syed worked tirelessly as a Program Manager for our Annual Dinner and Awards Event over the last several years. We wish him well as he progresses through medical school.

Also departing the board is Alan P. Dickenson (#524). Alan, as an Alternate Director called to service in 2011, and is noted for his contributions to our LinkedIn group and mentoring initiatives.

For those elected, re-elected, or serving current terms, our mission is clear: It is time to advance the Association to the next level, becoming the premier fraternal and benevolent organization both supporting and developing tomorrow’s aerospace leaders

My pledge is to remain actively engaged in my role as National President. I will demand of myself a renewed commitment to TSA. I exhort that level of engagement from each of you as we continue to develop tomorrow’s leaders…today!


Stephen W. Austen, #161
National President
The Spaatz Association

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