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AES Announces Results of 2020 Elections

The Audio Engineering Society has announced the incoming Officers and Governors following the 2020 Board of Directors and Board of Governors elections. The Society’s membership has elected Joshua Reiss as President-Elect, Marina Bosi as Treasurer-Elect, and re-elected Valerie Tyler as Secretary.

Additionally, Alex Kosiorek has been re-elected as Vice President Western Region, USA/Canada; Gabriel Herman has been elected as Vice President Eastern Region, USA/Canada; and Elena Prokofieva has been elected as Vice President Northern Region, Europe. Newly elected Governors are Brad McCoy, Paul “Willie Green” Womack and Jun Yamazaki.

Save for the President-Elect and Treasurer-Elect, each newly-elected individual will serve a two-year term, while those re-elected will have their current term of office extended by an additional two years. Reiss will serve a year as President-Elect, in 2022 as President, in 2023 as Past-President and two years as a Governor. All those newly elected will begin their terms on January 1, 2021 except for Marina Bosi, who will immediately assume her one-year role as Treasurer-Elect, then become Treasurer.

Outgoing from the Board of Governors as regional Vice Presidents are Gary Gottlieb (Eastern Region, USA/Canada) and Per Sjösten (Northern Region, Europe). Governors with terms ending at the end of 2020 are Leslie Gaston-Bird, Jessica Livingston and Piper Payne. Additionally, Director, Governor and Past-President (twice removed) Alex Case will complete his five-year commitment to the BoG and his one-year term as a Board of Governors-elected Director. In 2021, current Past-President Nadja Wallaszkovits will transition to Governor for the first year of a two-year term. Beginning one-year terms are President Agnieszka Roginska, who will transition to Past-President, and President-Elect Jonathan Wyner, who will become President.

“Congratulations to all the newly elected Governors and officers of the AES,” says President Agnieszka Roginska. “We look forward to the new ideas and energy they will bring to AES governance. All of the candidates on the 2020 ballot were extremely qualified – they honored the Society with their willingness to serve, and for that we offer our sincere thanks. To those leaving the Boards, we express our deepest gratitude for their service and commitment to the Society.”

The election was monitored, and the results presented, by Gary Louie, Chair of the AES’s Tellers Committee.

For more information, go to www.aes.org.


The 2021 Audio Engineering Society Board of Directors will be:

Jonathan Wyner: President

Agnieszka Roginska: Past-President

Joshua Reiss: President-Elect

Valerie Tyler: Secretary

Glenn Lorbecki: Treasurer

Marina Bosi: Treasurer-Elect

Alex Kosiorek: Director

One additional Director will be named by the Board of Governors per the AES Bylaws.


In addition to the Directors listed above, the 2021 Audio Engineering Society Board of Governors will be:

Ian Corbett: Vice President, Central Region, USA/Canada

Thomas Görne: Vice President, Central Region, Europe

Gabriel Herman: Vice President, Eastern Region, USA/Canada

Alex Kosiorek: Vice President, Western Region, USA/Canada

Cesar Lamschtein: Vice President, Latin American Region

Elena Prokofieva: Vice President, Northern Region, Europe

Alberto Pinto: Vice President, Southern Europe/Middle East/Africa Region

Shusen Wang: Vice President, Asia-Pacific Region

Brecht De Man: Governor

Brad McCoy: Governor

Valeria Palomino: Governor  

Magdalena Piotrowska: Governor  

David W. Scheirman: Governor

Nadja Wallaszkovits: Governor

Paul “Willie Green” Womack: Governor

Jun Yamazaki: Governor

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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also co-hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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