Following a record voter turnout, we are pleased to announce that Kevin Dykstra, Helen Moore, So Miyoshi, and Ana Ruiz will join the Board as Directors starting January 1, 2021. We sincerely thank all of the candidates, nominees, and the Nominations Committee for their contributions. New ideas and diverse perspectives are essential to keeping our Society active and thriving, and we are sure Kevin, Helen, So, and Ana will be excellent and effective additions to the Board.
While we welcome our new Board members, it is also time to thank our friends and colleagues who will complete their terms at the end of this year: Secretary Yusuke Tanigawara and Directors Steve Duffull, Jonathan French, and Siv Jönsson. We thank Yusuke, Steve, Jonathan, and Siv for their leadership and for volunteering countless hours to advance many ISoP initiatives over the years.
We also would like to announce changes to the Executive Committee. The Board of Directors has endorsed Heather Vezina as Secretary. Heather joined the Board in 2019 and will start the two-year term in her new role effective November 13, 2020. Furthermore, the Board recently voted to extend to two years the terms of President, President-Elect, and Past President. As a result, Brenda Cirincione, C.J. Musante, and Justin Wilkins will continue to serve as President, President-Elect, and Past President, respectively, with terms ending in October 2021; Pete Bonate will continue to serve his term as Treasurer through October 2021.