FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jake Fish
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (November 3, 2012) – Results of US Sailing’s 2012 Board of Directors Election were announced Saturday afternoon at the San Francisco Marriot Marquis, as part of the national governing bodies' Annual Meeting. For the past eight weeks, members of US Sailing submitted their votes to fill three seats on its Board of Directors for one three-year term. John Craig (San Rafael, Calif.), JJ Fetter (San Diego, Calif.) and Jim Walsh (Brick, N.J.) were officially elected.
Learn more about the new Board of Directors members in their profiles, including a Q&A with US Sailing:
Thomas Hubbell (Delaware, Ohio) was elected by the new Board of Directors as the next President of US Sailing. Last July, the US Sailing’s Nominating Committee nominated Hubbell as the organization’s next President. The US Sailing President serves for a one three year term. Previous US Sailing President Gary Jobson (Annapolis, Md.) has led the organization since October of 2009.
Learn more about Tom Hubbell in his profile, including an audio interview from the Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
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. Members of the Board of Directors serve for a three-year term.
This is the seventh 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.
About US Sailing
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 Sperry Top-Sider. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org.