WFDF 2015 Elections Results Announced

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The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) today has announced the results of its 2015 elections. The WFDF Member Associations voted on open positions on the Board of Directors and on the Ultimate Committee to serve from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017.

WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch commented:  “We are particularly pleased about the interest and high participation of our member associations in this year’s election.” Rauch added “At a stage where the IOC puts great attention towards good governance structures of the International Federations and after having obtained full IOC recognition in 2015 we are happy to see that the WFDF Board composition was confirmed as an extremely qualified and experienced slate of candidates meeting all key requirements of the recognition criteria. We also managed to increase the number of women on the Board to three out of fourteen. As does every International Sports Federation, we depend on the support of volunteers taking on roles and functions within our organization on various levels. I would like to use this opportunity to express full confidence and gratitude for our team of volunteers to be able to manage the work to come. I would like to thank outgoing Board member Vincent Gaillard for his support during the last two years and am happy to announce that we will be able to welcome him back in another important function in our governance structures soon.”

Please read the full Press Release including the biographies here.

The following candidates were elected for the respective positions after running unopposed:

Secretary: Thomas Griesbaum (GER), Executive Committee position

Treasurer: Kate Bergeron (USA), Executive Committee position

Chair, Ultimate Committee: Brian Gisel (CAN)

Chair, Freestyle: Kevin “Skippy Jammer” Givens (USA)

Chair, SOTG Ultimate Sub-Committee and Ultimate Committee member: Richard Moore (AUS)

Chair, Ultimate Events Sub-Committee and Ultimate Committee member: Elizabeth Houtrow (KOR)

The following candidates were elected for the respective positions in a contested vote:

Director at large: Michael Hu (TPE)

Director at large: Jamie Nuwer (USA)

Director at large: Caroline Malone (QAT)

The following votes were tallied per each candidate:

WFDF Board of Directors Members:
Treasurer: Kate BERGERON (118 yes, 1 abstention)
Secretary: Thomas GRIESBAUM (119 yes)
Ultimate chair: Brian GISEL (119 yes)
Freestyle Chair: Kevin GIVENS (98 yes, 20 abstentions)
Board at-large member: Michael HU (38 yes STV votes)
Board at-large member: Jamie NUWER (37 yes STV votes)
Board at-large member: Caroline MALONE (31 yes STV votes)
eliminated: Josh SEAMON (26 STV votes)

Ultimate Committee Members:
SOTG chair: Richard MOORE (119 yes)
Events Subcommittee chair: Elizabeth HOUTROW (118 yes, 1 abstention)