Tuesday, December 1, 2015

2015 FGS Election Results

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces results of its recent election for FGS officers and directors. The election was conducted online October 23 – November 23, 2015, with all FGS delegates eligible to vote. Office terms for those elected will begin on January 1, 2016.

With the recent election results, FGS President D. Joshua Taylor says, "I am looking forward to welcoming these old and new faces to the FGS Leadership team. FGS would not be able to fulfill its mission without its terrific volunteers who give so much of their time and energy to the organization.”

Re-Elected FGS Board Members
The following officer and director were re-elected to their positions:
·       Ed Donakey (Utah) — Vice-President of Development
·       Janice A. Fritsch (Illinois) — Director

New FGS Board Members
The following officers and directors were newly elected to their positions:
·       Caroline M. Pointer* (Texas) — Vice-President of Membership
·       Shellee A. Moorehead (Rhode Island) — Treasurer
·       Richard L. Cassell (Washington) — Director
·       Mark Olsen (Utah) — Director
·       Cari A. Taplin CGSM (Texas) — Director

*Pointer was first appointed to the FGS board as director in early 2013 to fill a vacant position; appointed Vice-President of Membership in mid-2015 to fill the vacant position; and elected Vice-President of Membership in this recent election.

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