APG Election Results


Nine Board Members and Two Nominating Committee Members Join to Support World's Largest Professional Organization for Genealogy

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., 25 November 2016 - The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG®) has unveiled the results of its election of new board members and nominating committee members. APG membership elected nine at-large representative board members for two-year terms, 2017-2018. Two nominating committee members were chosen for the 2017 term. The newly-elected board members include:

  • Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD, of New York
  • Kathleen Brandt of Missouri
  • Ruy Cardoso, CG, of Massachusetts (incumbent)
  • Rose Lerer Cohen, PhD, of Israel
  • Luana Darby of Utah (incumbent)
  • Valerie Eichler Lair of Minnesota
  • Nicole Gilkison LaRue, CG, of Maryland
  • Leslie Brinkley Lawson of Washington
  • Corey Oiesen of California

Nominations Committee

Elected to one-year terms on the nominations committee are:

  • Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA, of North Carolina
  • Tristan Tolman, AG, of Utah

"Welcome new and returning board members," said APG President, Billie Stone Fogarty. "Our members have done a great job at electing genealogists with a variety of experience that will aid in moving the organization forward. I look forward to working with them. I also thank our retiring board members for their service."

About the Association of Professional Genealogists

The Association of Professional Genealogists (www.apgen.org), established in 1979, represents more than 2,700 genealogists, librarians, writers, editors, historians, instructors, booksellers, publishers and others involved in genealogy-related businesses. APG encourages genealogical excellence, ethical practice, mentoring and education. The organization also supports the preservation and accessibility of records useful to the fields of genealogy and history. Its members represent all fifty states, Canada and thirty other countries. APG is active on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.