2021 NWBA Annual Assembly - Board of Directors Nomination & Elections


Board of Directors Open Positions

The NWBA Board of Directors has five positions available for election at the 2021 NWBA Annual Assembly. The NWBA Board of Directors also has up to three At-Large positions that may to be appointed by the Board of Directors. 

  • Elected Director position, currently held by Lee Montgomery
  • Elected Director position, currently held by Bruce Fischbach
  • Elected Director position, currently held by Doug Arambula
  • Elected Director position, currently vacant
  • Elected Director position, currently vacant
  • Appointed At-Large position, currently held by Mike Godsey
  • Appointed At-Large position, currently held by Ryan Martin
  • Appointed At-Large position, currently held by Stephanie Wheeler

Candidates for Board of Directors Open Positions

The NWBA Governance Committee received nominations from the following candidates for the Board of Directors open (elected) positions. Please click the candidate's name below to review their resume (candidates are listed in alphabetical order of first name). 

Dug Jones
Hannah Walker
Keith Newerla
*Marshall “Lee” Tempest
*Matt Pierre
Mike Godsey
Parnes Cartwright
Ryan Martin
Stephanie Wheeler
Teresa Skinner

*Candidates no longer running for open elected positions as of 5/24/2021.


Board of Directors Self-Nomination Process

Individuals interested in running for an open Board position, should review the Board of Directors Standards and Responsibilities document as well as the Qualifications outlined in the Bylaws BEFORE submitting a self-nomination (both references are included below).

By April 25, 2021 (60 days before Annual Assembly), self-nominations must be sent to the Governance Committee (Email Tim). Self-Nominations should include:

  1. Resume
  2. Bio with headshot photo included (optional)

Current Registrations are not required to be elected for a position with the NWBA Board of  Directors. However, if elected or appointed to a Board of Directors position, the individual would then be required to complete a current year NWBA Individual Membership Registration for Non-Athletes, as well as the Conflict of Interest and Gifts & Entertainment Disclosures.

  1. Click here to access the NWBA Individual Membership Registration for Non-Athletes
  2. Click here to access the Conflict of Interest and Gifts & Entertainment Training and Disclosures

Board of Directors Qualifications (NWBA Bylaws – Article 5, Section 3)

1.  General Qualifications:
      a.  Each director of the Board of Directors must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older.
      b.  A director shall:
                 a)  have the highest personal and professional integrity,
                 b)  have demonstrated exceptional ability and judgment,
                 c)  be effective, in conjunction with the other members of the Board, in collectively serving the long-term interests of the NWBA,
                 d)  possess an understanding of athletic competition and the Paralympic ideals,
                 e)  have a high level of experience and capability in Board oversight responsibilities, including in the areas of finance, marketing, fundraising, audit, management, communications, sport, and other challenges that face the NWBA


Board of Directors Elections (NWBA Bylaws – Article 10, Section 4)

  1. The Governance Committee shall submit a list of open Board of Directors positions to the Executive Director to be posted on the NWBA Website no later than 90 days before the Annual Assembly.
  2. At least sixty (60) days prior to the scheduled Annual Assembly, the Governance Committee shall submit a slate of nominees for open Board of Director positions to the Executive Director for publication and distribution to the voting membership.
  3. The Governance Committee reviews and submits a slate of nominates to the Executive Director no later than 45 days prior to Annual Assembly. No nominations from the floor of the Annual Assembly shall be permitted. The chair of the Governance Committee, shall prepare ballots for the voting membership which lists all nominees by the Board office for which the candidates were nominated.
  4. Absentee ballots shall be sent to the voting members at least 30 days prior to the Annual Assembly. For Absentee Ballots, see Section 10.4 of the Bylaws. 
  5. The Absentee ballots shall be returned to the NWBA Governance Committee at the NWBA Headquarters at least 15 days prior to the Annual Assembly. 
  6. The voting membership shall cast their votes for all positions and all amendments on a single ballot at the Annual Assembly, and the results shall be tabulated and announced during the called meeting of the voting delegates.