US SAILING Communications Manager
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (October 29, 2011) - Saturday night was the culmination of US SAILING’s 2011 Board of Directors Election, which took place during the Annual Meeting at the Loews Annapolis Hotel. For the past seven weeks, members of US SAILING submitted their votes to fill three seats on its Board of Directors. Bruce Burton (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.), Dawn Riley (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) and George Hinman (Greenwich, Conn.) were officially elected this evening. Hinman was nominated by the House of Delegates and ran unopposed for a three-year term. Click on the names below for a full profile, including a Q&A with the new board members:
This election is just another way US SAILING members let their voices be heard and take part in deciding the best people to lead the sport in the United States. All current US SAILING adult and family members were entitled to vote. The Nominating Committee named three candidates to fill two slots on the board. The two nominees that received the most number of votes filled those positions. Members of the Board of Directors serve for a three-year term.
This is the fifth year that US SAILING held elections to determine members of its Board of Directors. In October 2005, US SAILING amended its bylaws to restructure the organization and dramatically downsize the Board of Directors, from 49 to 15 members, making it more efficient. The organization's first elections were held in 2006.
The United States Sailing Association (US SAILING), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and growth for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US SAILING is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US SAILING offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics. For more information, please visit us at www.ussailing.org .