This year, VYS received unprecedented interest from members seeking leadership positions on the Board. The nominating committee evaluated over 30 candidates, in order to select the most qualified and diverse members for the next Board. Objectively, they evaluated each candidate on several criteria: VYS and other non-profit BOD experience, the age of their child/children, if their child/children currently play in House or Travel programs, soccer experience (playing, coaching, administrative leadership) and professional/career skills and experience.
The nominating committee has recommended 10 new members for the Board for the upcoming 2014 - 2015 year; their names are starred below. This dramatic change was not made lightly, but in response to the comments, meetings, emails and conversations from the membership regarding the future direction of VYS. These candidates were selected based on their qualifications and a personal statement which are posted on the website. They are all aligned with the membership’s desire for increased transparency in VYS.
Board of Directors Nominees for 2014-2015
President, Mike Allen*
VP of House, Mike Gurdak
VP of Travel, Pat McCloskey*
VP of Operations, Brian Ebert
VP of Fields, Melissa Taylormoore*
VP of Referees, Al Nunley
Treasurer, Bob Amani
Secretary, Jamie Wilson*
Board Members At Large:
At Large 1, Scott Holec*
At Large 2, Aravind Jagannathan*
At Large 3, Linda McDonald*
At Large 4, Ryan Phair *
At Large 5, Dave Shiells
At Large 6, Michele Sullivan*
At Large 7, Pete Wacht*
In addition the nominating committee has recommended the following members for the Travel Committee:
*VP of Travel, Pat McCloskey
*VP of Fields, Melissa Taylormoore
NCSL Rep, John Lee
ODSL Rep, Patty McNeill
WAGS Rep, Doug Walls
EPDL Rep, Nick Makrigiorgos
Board Rep, Orest Fedak (based on Ex-Officio appointment by the Board)
Board Rep, Michele Sullivan
*Elected by the Members
These candidates were recommended based on their high level of soccer expertise, their personal and professional skills and their past and future commitment to the VYS Travel Program.
Please attend the Annual Membership meeting on June 16, at 7pm in the Madison High School Auditorium. All the candidates have been invited to arrive at 6:30 so members can come and talk with them before the meeting.
Thank you. It has been a privilege for me to lead VYS for the past 5 years.
VYS BOD President 2009-2014