2012 Transitional Board Elections Underway

July 19, 2012, 11 a.m. (ET)

TO:                 USAT MEMBERSHIP


                        CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

DATE:            JULY 19, 2012

RE:                 2012 ELECTIONS  



On behalf of USA Taekwondo’s Board of Directors, I’m pleased to announce that the election for the Transitional Board of Directors is now underway.


Given that several of the initial candidates have since withdrawn their candidacy, the only two seats up for election are the Coach Director and the Referee Director.  For the Coach Director, Angel Aranzamendi and Brandon Meek are the two candidates running for the one open seat while Anne Chase and Elva Adams are the two candidates running for the Referee Director.  Brian McCutcheon and Herb Perez have been elected as the Club Directors given they are the only two candidates who are still running for the two open seats.


If you are receiving this memorandum by email, the ballot that corresponds to your registration is attached (Coach or Referee).  If you are reading this on USA Taekwondo’s website, both the Coach and Referee Director ballots can be found there.  Please return the completed ballot to the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Audit Division by email (USOCAuditElections@usoc.org) or fax (719.866.4191) by no later than Friday, August 3, 2012 at 11:59pm MDT.  If submitting by email, please enter USAT Elections in the subject line.


With respect to the ballots, please note the following (also included in the ballots):


  • By signing the ballot (or by typing initials), you certify that you are the individual listed and that it is the only vote that you have submitted for these elections.  Per USAT Bylaws Section 5.2, individuals may only vote in one category.  Any individual who submits multiple votes in one category or across multiple categories will cause all votes submitted by that individual to be determined invalid.
  • Votes will be determined invalid if all the information included in the ballot is not completed or if the information above does not match USAT records.


Once the elections are completed, the Board as elected will select the open Independent Director seats and they will begin their term as the Transitional Board of Directors.


Thank you for your patience with this election and please do not hesitate to contact me at eric.parthen@usa-taekwondo.us or 719.866.4064 if you have any questions.  I look forward to the future of USAT!