2013 Election Results Announced

The 2013 election came to an end on Tuesday November 5th.  Eighty chapter members completed their online ballots to elect a President-Elect, a Secretary-Treasurer, and 3 Directors at Large.  Because all individuals running for the Director positions are uniquely qualified to help further the Chapter’s mission, and because the election results were a virtual tie, the Board decided to create an additional Director’s seat on the board for a two year term.

We are happy to welcome the following new faces to the Board:

  • Betsy Mathieson, engineering geologist and a Senior Managing Scientist in the Oakland office of Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, was elected to the position of President-Elect to serve a two year term.
  • Tom Anderson, co-owner of Anderson-Niswander Seismic Retrofit, a General Engineering Contractor specializing in Bay Area retrofits, was elected to the position of Director at-large to serve a two year term.
  • Jeff Bond, Director of the Community Development Department with the City of Albany, California, was elected to the position of Director at-large to serve a two year term.
  • Gerry Brady, now retired after 20 years at the USGS, with its strong ground motion group and seven years with ATC on projects enhancing structural engineering seismic design, was elected to the position of Director at-large to serve a two year term.

We also congratulate Laurence Kornfield, who was re-elected to serve a second term as Director at-large, and Marko Schotanus, who was re-elected to serve a second term as Secretary-Treasurer.

Congratulations to all (re)elected board members and thank you to out-going Directors Danielle Hutchings Mieler, and Laura Dwelley-Samant, and to out-going Past-President Janiele Maffei for their tenure of service to the Chapter.

Also the board would like to thank the nominating committee of Ayse Hortacsu, Chair, Keith Kelson, Keith Knudsen, John Osteraas, and Tom Tobin, and all voting Chapter members!

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