Joining President-Elect Wallaszkovits and Treasurer-Elect Wollrich on the AES Board of Governors will be eight newly elected Governors and officers, all beginning two-year terms in October:
Vice President Central Region, U.S. & Canada: Mike Porter
Vice President Central Region, Europe: Thomas Görne
Vice President Southern Region, Europe/Middle East/Africa: Ufuk Önen
**Vice President Latin American Region: **Cesar Lamschtein
Vice President International Region (Asia): Shusen Wang
Governor: Kyle P. Snyder, Jonathan Wyner, Martha de Francisco
“In this exciting period of growth and innovation for the Audio Engineering Society, the membership has voted in a dynamic group of new officers,” said AES President Alex Case. ‘I personally look forward to working with, and learning from, these talented and individuals as they apply their diverse knowledge and experience to the task of leading the Society into the future.”
Additionally, in order to more accurately reflect current and future AES membership demographics, the AES membership approved a bylaws change that eliminated the previously mandated position of VP International Region. The VP International position is expected to be renamed VP Asia Region. Along with the 2016 member reallocation and renaming of the VP Southern Europe Region role to VP Southern Region, Europe/Middle East/Africa, the change more uniformly serves AES membership in the affected countries.
Within the stipulations of the AES bylaws, the overall function and direction of the AES is established by the Society’s Board of Governors, which is elected by voting members of the Society. The Society’s Executive Director operates and manages the AES headquarters in New York City and reports to the Executive Committee, which consists of the Society’s corporate officers. In turn, the Executive Committee reports on its activities and on issues facing the Society to the full Board of Governors. The AES President serves as the CEO of the Society, under the supervision and direction of the Board of Governors.
The Board of Governors consists of:
(1) the Society’s corporate officers (President; President-Elect; Immediate Past-President; Secretary; and Treasurer)
(2) the Treasurer-Elect (when there is an incoming Treasurer). The Treasurer-Elect serves for one year as non-voting Executive Committee member and as a voting Board of Governors member, before assuming the office of Treasurer.
(3) the eight Regional Vice-Presidents (Eastern USA/Canada; Central USA/Canada; Western USA/Canada; Northern Europe; Central Europe; Southern Europe/Middle East/Africa; Latin America; Asia)
(4) and eight Governors-at-Large
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