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Announce your GRD board candidacy by April 3!

You have something to say — so say it! Make a difference for retailers throughout our industry by joining the GAMA Retail Division board. Announce your candidacy for a GRD Board position by posting a message on the Game Industry Network (GIN) discussion board by April 3, 2009.

Your post should include three things:

  • a brief biography/resume
  • your goals in serving on the Board
  • your ideas for how the GRD can help its members’ businesses.

Each post will be its own thread, and other members should feel free to respond with questions to the candidates to help them with their decisions.

The deadline for declaring candidacy on the GIN will be Friday, April 3, 2009, so submit your information today!

See the complete rules and information about this year’s GRD election process here.

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2009 GRD Board election deadlines and process

GAMA Retail Division Votes for Change in Election Rules
The GAMA Retail Division voted earlier this year to change their Election Guidelines to allow GRD members not attending the GAMA Trade Show (April 14-17, 2009, at Bally’s in Las Vegas) to participate in the election of Board Members. Part of the business of the new Board elected this year at GTS will include formalizing the system the GRD uses for that process, but we wanted to make sure that the mandate from the membership was not ignored for this year’s elections.

With the understanding that this year’s system is a temporary measure meant to address this need in short order, and will be formalized in the coming year for future elections, here’s the system we’re proposing for this year’s GRD Board Member elections.

If you have any questions, please contact Kelli Wallace, GRD Chair, at kellwallace2000@yahoo.com. Continue reading

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Board election fills vacancies, re-elects officers

The GAMA Board held a special election meeting on August 15, during the Gen Con game convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Voting members re-elected Jamie Chambers as vice-president and Aaron Witten as treasurer for two-year terms. They both ran unopposed.

This year’s election also filled three director-at-large positions. The newly-elected board members include Hal Mangold, Michelle Nephew, and Paul Tevis. Mangold and Nephew will fill two-year terms on the board, while Tevis will complete the remaining one-year term of the other director-at-large position. This marks Nephew’s return to the Board after several years off.

The board also honored the service of retiring members Will Niebling and Michael Stackpole by naming them Board Members Emeritus.

“I’m very excited that Hal, Michelle, and Paul are joining the GAMA board,” said Anthony Gallela, GAMA’s executive director. “They bring tremendous expertise and fresh insight to both the board and the organization.”

“I also deeply and sincerely thank Will and Michael for their service to the board. GAMA looks forward to their continued participation as emeritus board members,” Gallela added.

The board’s next meeting takes place this fall in Columbus, Ohio.

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