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2015 Board Officers Inducted

Tuesday, January 6, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Cathy Corrigan
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At the December meeting of the PLNA Board of Directors the group elected the new officers for 2015.  When the bylaws were changed in 2012, it was determined that the members of the board would nominate and elect among themselves the officers for the upcoming year.  Every officer is required to have a minimum of two years experience on the board prior to being elected to an officer position.  Officer terms shall be for one year or until a successor is elected and it is not incumbent to follow any sequence of advancement in filling the officer positions.

Taking over as chairman is Bill H. Wells, PCH, CLP of Watercrest Farms located in West Grove.  Bill has been active with PLNA since 1983 serving in various capacities including service on many committees, currently serves as chairman of the Professional Development committee and has served on the board beginning in 2006.   Paul Kimicata, previous Chairman, of Kimicata Brothers in Pittsburgh has transferred to the vice-chairman position and Andy Ernst of Ernst Conservation Seeds in Meadville is continuing to serve as Secretary/Treasurer.

The board also recognized two members whose terms expired December 31, 2014 and served PLNA graciously over the years as board members; Dan Eichenlaub, PCH and Mike Feeney.   Dan's recent service as a board member spanned 10 years, beginning in 2005.  Dan may no longer fill a seat at the board table, but his dedication to PLNA will continue with his service on the Government Relations committee and he was recently elected by the membership to serve on the Nominating Committee to nominate and interview future board member candidates.  

Mike's service on the board began in 2012.  Mike has been a strong proponent of PLNA's government relations efforts serving on the committee for many years. 

The staff of PLNA appreciates the dedication of its members who volunteer in these capacities.   Click here to see more information on the current members serving on the Board of Directors.

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