WMFVA Board Officers Announced 2012
New officers of the WMFVA Board of Directors were elected at the first official business meeting after election of new trustees: Deb Havens, founding chair, had announced her retirement from the leadership position earlier. She nominated former Vice-chair Glen Okonoski to the chair position, calling Okonoski "a great blend of leadership skill, passion, and vision." Havens will finish her term on the board this year serving in the transition as past president.
Okonoski assumed chair responsibilities immediately, leading the board through the remaining election of officers: Michael Betz and Melissa Peraino were elected to return to their respective positions as Treasurer and Secretary. Liz Merriman and Gabriel Del Castillo were appointed to the Marketing Committee; Dawn Butler will manage Membership; Darius Mathis and Leland Wyrick continue to serve on the Events Committee. Jeffrey Ott serves as the board's legal counsel. The WMFVA website continues to be managed by WMFVA co-founder Chuck Peterson. For board member photos and bios, please go to the "About WMFVA" tab and select "contacts."