ANNY Election 2021

Starting February 22, 2021, all ANNY members in good standing were asked to cast votes for several ballot items (election ballot to be sent via email).

Congratulations to the newly elected Board Members:

President Elect: Elizabeth Seton Mignacca (Cayuga Community College)

Treasurer: Hella Jacob (Daemen College)

Membership Chair: Amy Svirsky (Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute)

Events Chair: Sujey Ramos (Manhattan College)

At-Large Member: Joel Bloom (Hunter College, CUNY)

Open Positions

This Spring, the ANNY Board will be filling five positions. Click on each name for a biography and personal statement of the candidate.

President Elect (three-year term with one year in each of the following positions: President Elect, President, and Past President)

Elizabeth Seton Mignacca (Cayuga Community College)

Treasurer (two-year term)

Hella Jacob (Daemen College)

Membership Chair (two-year term)

Salvatore (Sam) D'Amato (D'Youville College)

Annie Printup (Daemen College)

Amy Svirsky (Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute)

Events Chair (one-year term, special election)

Sujey Ramos (Manhattan College)

One At-Large Board Member (two-year term)

Joel Bloom (Hunter College, CUNY)

Kamil Hamaoui (Westchester Community College)

Position Descriptions

President Elect (three-year term with one year in each of the following positions: President Elect, President, and Past President)

Duties of the President Elect​ shall include:

A. Presiding at meetings of the Board of Directors in the President’s absence;

B. Assisting the President in other duties as the need arises;

C. Assuming the duties of the President in the event that person cannot complete his/her term;

D. Performing other duties as delegated by the President and/or Board of Directors or as outlined in the Policies & Procedures Manual.

Duties of the President shall include:

A. Acting as chief executive;

B. Acting on behalf of the Board of Directors in the interim between meetings;

C. Appointing standing and select committees, with approval of the Board of Directors;

D. Officially representing ANNY;

E. Preparing the agenda and presiding at all meetings of the Board of Directors;

Duties of the Past President shall include:

A. Presiding at meetings of the Board of Directors in the absence of both the President and President Elect.

B. Serving as chair of the Nominating Committee, overseeing all responsibilities of that committee as defined in these bylaws.

C. Performing other duties as delegated by the President and/or Board of Directors, or as outlined in the Policies & Procedures Manual

Treasurer (two-year term)

Duties of the Treasurer shall include:

A.  Supervising the receipt, safekeeping, and accounting of all funds;

B.  Providing financial reports at each meeting of the Board of Directors;

C.  Disbursing ANNY funds as required;

D.  Preparing the annual ANNY budget  and financial report in cooperation with the President;

E.  Maintaining appropriate fiscal/financial records of ANNY;

F.  Performing other duties as assigned by the President and/or Board of Directors

Events Chair (one-year term, special election)

Duties of the Events Chair shall include:

A.  Chairing the Events Committee and ensuring that all responsibilities of that committee are fulfilled;

B.  Coordinating site selection and overseeing all aspects of event program and logistics;

C.  Maintaining records of attendance at events, as well as archiving materials from ANNY events;

D.  Performing other duties as assigned by the President and/or Board of Directors.


At-Large Board Members (two-year term, one position open)

 Duties of At Large Board Members shall include:

A. Serving on ANNY committees as necessary and determined with the committee chairpersons;

B. Performing other duties as assigned by the President and/or Board of Directors.


Eligibility to Be a Board Member

Board Term Limits

A. A person who has served as President-Elect, President, and/or Past President may serve again in any board position when two full board years have passed after the end of their service as President Elect, President, or Past President. The person may appear on the ballot during the second board service year, but may only serve when two full board years have passed.

B. An individual may serve up to two consecutive terms as a non-President board member, if they are put forth as candidates for each term and win each election.

C. After two consecutive terms as a non-President board member, an individual may not serve on the board for two full board service years. After that, they will be eligible once again to serve as a board member (any position, including the 3-year President positions). A person may appear on the ballot in the second year, but not serve until two full board years have passed.

Election Timeline

January: Call for nominations open

Early February: The nominating committee will review nominees and assemble the election slate

February 22, 2021: Voting opens

Late-March, following close of election on March 12, 2021: Candidates will be notified

April 19, 2021: Board meeting with incoming and outgoing board members

April 20, 2021: Beginning of board term

Nominating Committee Members

Chair: Andrea Barra, ANNY Past President

Michael Seelig, ANNY Board Member

Gerald Kobylski, ANNY Board Member

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