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AES Elects 2023 Board of Governors and Board of Directors

Following the elections, Leslie Gaston-Bird will join Audio Engineering Society (AES) Board of Directors as president-elect.

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New York-based Audio Engineering Society (AES) has announced the incoming officers and governors following the 2022 Board of Directors and Board of Governors elections. The Society’s membership has elected Leslie Gaston-Bird, as president-elect. Also on the Board of Directors, Valerie Tyler has been reelected as secretary and Marina Bosi reelected as treasurer.

In the AES Elections for the Board of Governors (BoG), Angela Piva has been elected vice president Eastern Region, U.S./Canada, David v.R. Bowles has been elected vice president Western Region, U.S./Canada and Jamie Angus-Whiteoak has been elected as vice president Northern Europe Region. Additionally, newly elected Governors-at-large are Lesley Fogle, Toru Kamekawa and Marcela Zorro. Each newly-elected individual will serve a two-year term. Meanwhile, Bosi and Tyler with have their current terms extended by two years.

Details of Terms

Gaston-Bird will serve a year on the AES Board of Directors as president-elect, in 2024 as president, in 2025 as past-president, followed by two years as a governor. Additionally, all those newly elected will begin their terms on January 1, 2023.

Also on January 1, 2023, current past-president Jonathan Wyner will transition to governor for the first year of a two-year term. Also beginning one-year terms will be president Josh Reiss, who will transition to past-president, and president-elect Bruce Olson, who will become president.

Outgoing from the Board of Governors in 2023 as regional vice presidents are Gabriel Herman (Eastern Region, U.S./Canada), Alex Kosiorek (Western Region, U.S./Canada) and Elena Prokofieva (Northern Region, Europe). Governors with terms ending this year are Brad McCoy, Paul Womack, Jun Yamazaki, and governor and past-president (twice removed) Nadja Wallaszkovits who completes her five-year commitment to the BoG. Board of Governors-elected director Brecht De Man’s two-year term will also end. The Board of Governors will name his replacement in Q4 of 2022.

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“On behalf of the entire Society,” says AES president Josh Reiss, “I offer a hearty congratulations to all the newly elected Governors and officers — we look forward to your contributions to AES governance. We also offer a heartfelt ‘Thank you’ to all who showed their willingness to serve by accepting a nomination. And those who are leaving the Boards at the end of the year go with our deep gratitude for their service and commitment to the Society.”

Election Results

Additionally, Gary Louie, chair of the AES’s Tellers Committee, monitored and presented the election’s results. The 2023 Audio Engineering Society Board of Directors are as follows:

  • Bruce Olson: President
  • Joshua Reiss: Past-President
  • Leslie Gaston-Bird: President-Elect
  • Valerie Tyler: Secretary
  • Marina Bosi: Treasurer
  • Cesar Lamschtein: Director

The Board of Governors will name one additional director per the AES Bylaws in 2022 Q4. In addition to the directors listed above, the 2023 Board of Governors will be:

  • Bill Schulenburg: Vice President, Central Region, U.S./Canada
  • Ewa Lukasik: Vice President, Central Region, Europe
  • Angela Piva: Vice President, Eastern Region, U.S./Canada
  • David v.R. Bowles: Vice President, Western Region, U.S./Canada
  • Jorge M. Azama: Vice President, Latin American Region
  • Jamie Angus-Whiteoak: Vice President, Northern Region, Europe
  • Alberto Pinto: Vice President, Southern Europe/Middle East/Africa Region
  • Kazuhiko Kawahara: Vice President, Asia-Pacific Region
  • Prince Charles Alexander: Governor
  • Areti Andreopoulou: Governor
  • Toru Kamekawa: Governor
  • Hyunkook Lee: Governor
  • Lesley Fogle: Governor
  • Agnieszka Roginska: Governor
  • Jonathan Wyner: Governor
  • Marcela Zorro: Governor