Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Federation of Genealogical Societies Announces 2011 Election Results

New Board Members and Directors Include Kim Kasprzyk, Polly Kimmitt and Angela Walton-Raji

October 12, 2011 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces the results of its recent election for FGS board members and directors. The election was conducted online September 1 - 30, 2011 with all FGS delegates eligible to vote. Office terms for those elected will begin on January 1, 2012.

With the recent election results, Pat Oxley, President of FGS states, “I'm thrilled to have this talented group of genealogists bring their experience and skills to the FGS board.”

Re-Elected FGS Board Members

The following board members and directors were re-elected:
  • George G. Morgan (Florida) – Vice-President Membership
  • Curt B. Witcher (Indiana) – Vice-President Development
  • Loretto “Lou” Szucs (Illinois) – Director
New FGS Board Members

The following board members and directors were newly elected:
  • Kim Kasprzyk (Illinois) – Treasurer
  • Polly FitzGerald Kimmitt CG℠ (Massachusetts) – Director
  • Angela Walton-Raji (Maryland) – Director
  • Randy Whited* (Texas) – Director
*Whited was first appointed to the FGS board as a Director in early 2011 and elected outright in this recent election.

Certified Genealogist and CG are proprietary service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® used by the Board to identify its program of genealogical competency evaluation and used under license by the Board’s associates.

About the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) was founded in 1976 and represents the members of hundreds of genealogical societies. FGS links the genealogical community by helping genealogical societies strengthen and grow through resources available online, FGS Forum magazine (filled with articles pertaining to society management and genealogical news), and Society Strategy Series papers, covering topics about effectively operating a genealogical society. FGS also links the genealogical community through its annual conference -- four days of excellent lectures, including one full day devoted to society management topics. To learn more visit http://www.fgs.org.