Is composed of Elected Officers and Regional Directors, Elected Committees, which are established by the association by-laws and elected by the members attending the Annual Meeting, Standing Committees, which are established by the association by-laws and appointed by the President with the advice of the Directors and/or members, and Special Committees, which are established at the discretion of the President or by majority vote of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, or the membership.
|President||Phillip Whitaker (OK)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|1st Vice-President||Tom Wallbank (OK)||email@example.com|
|2nd Vice-President||Christian Baden Powell (TX)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Secretary||Ronda Brewer (OR)||email@example.com|
|Director At Large||Glen Rothsteinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Director At Large||Lindsey Johnson (OR)||email@example.com|
|Gary Engvall (RI)||(401) 942-3606||rd1 @aka.kite.org|
|Region 1 Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Upstate New York, Rhode Island, Vermont|
|Region 2 New Jersey, Downstate New York, Pennsylvania||Kurtis Jones (NJ)||(201) 921-5518||rd2|
|Region 3 Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia||Mike Klaiber (VA)||(540) 586-1261||rd3 @aka.kite.org|
|Region4 Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico||Greg Lamoureux (FL)||(781) 925-2357||rd4 @aka.kite.org|
|Region5 Michigan, Ohio||Mike Dertien (MI)||(616) 460-3983||rd5 @aka.kite.org|
|Region6 Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin||Dale Bowden (WI)||(715) 325-2826||rd6 @aka.kite.org|
|Region7 Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah||Sherman Myers (UT)||(801) 216-4722||rd7 @aka.kite.org|
|Region8 Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas||Not filled at present||rd8 @aka.kite.org|
|Region9 Idaho, Montana, Oregon||PV Nguyen (OR)||(503) 954-6043||rd9 @aka.kite.org|
|Region10 Alaska, Washington||Pamela Knight (WA)||(253) 841-7104||rd10 @aka.kite.org|
|Region11 N. California, Nevada||Darril dela Torre (CA)||(510) 233-4022||rd11 @aka.kite.org|
|Region12 Arizona, S. California, Guam, Hawaii||Don Fox (CA)||(619) 200-1206||rd12 @aka.kite.org|
|Region13 International||Gary Mark (ON)||(647) 299-0822||rd13 @aka.kite.org|
|Executive Director||Daniel Prenticefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kiting Editor||Daniel Prenticeemail@example.com|
Elected, Standing, and Special Committees assist AKA in its regular operations. All committee members must be members of the Association.
ELECTED COMMITTES are established by the Association’s by-laws and elected by the members attending the Annual Meeting.
STANDING COMMITTES are established by the Association’s by-laws. Members are appointed by the President with the advice of the Directors and/or members.
Ways and Means: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Cel Dallmer
Renewal and Retention: email@example.com
Chair: Daniel Prentice
Industry Liaison: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Daniel Prentice
Chair: Mike Dallmer
Gary Mark (Canada)
Festivals and Competitions:
Annual Meeting: email@example.com
Chair: Phillip Whitaker
Archives and Records: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Daniel Prentice
Education and Public Service:
Chair: Wayne Hosking
SPECIAL COMMITTES are established at the discretion of the President or by the majority vote of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, or the membership.
Chair: Ted Manekin
Chair: Geoff Bland
Kite Aerial Photography:
Chair: Jim Powers
Kites for Kids: Kitesforkids@aka.kite.org
Chair: Deb Lenzen
Chair: Spencer Watson
Website Committee: email@example.com
Chair: Jon Burkhardt
More on Leadership
What is a Region?
There are thirteen geographical regions represented on the Board of Directors. The United States and its territories are divided into twelve Regions approximately equal in voting population. Members residing outside of the United States and its territories shall constitute an International Region. (Region 13) Each Region is represented on the AKA Board by one elected Regional Director.
What is a Regional Director?
Regional Directors represent the members in their geographical area. They vote on Association policy issues, attend local events, chair AKA committees, and prepare reports for the Kiting newsletter. Four of the twelve Directors are elected each year so that terms overlap.
How to run for AKA Office?
All officers of the Association shall be members of the Association, twenty-one (21) years of age, and shall be bonded.Elections are held by mail each fall, and the results are announced at the Annual Meeting.
the president is elected annually by the general membership to a one-year term.
Regional Directors, who must live in the region they represent, are elected to three-year terms by members from those regions.
Elections for Directors from regions:
- 1, 2, 3, and 4are held in years divisible by 3 with no remainder(2019)
- 5, 6, 7, and 8are held in years divisible by 3 with a remainder of 1(2020)
- 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13are held in years divisible by 3 with a remainder of 2(2018)
The Executive Committee is nominated and elected by the members attending the Annual Meeting.
Nominations for President and Regional Directors must be submitted to the Nominations Committee no less than 60 days before the Annual Meeting.