Places on PLASA’s European and North American Regional Boards, together with a single seat on its Governing Body, will be decided following a month-long ballot, which begins this week.
The role of the Regional Boards is to represent the interests of members affiliated to those regions, ensuring that PLASA offers strong on-the-ground support to members. Both the North American and European Regional Boards are looking to fill a number of places for 2014.
For the European Regional Board:
• Adam Blaxill of Stage Electrics has put his name forward for the position of vice-chair;
• Duncan Bell of Autograph Sound Recording has put his name forward for secretary;
• Mark Cooper, of SES Entertainment Services, Peter Heath of Roland UK and Matt Lloyd of Global Design Solutions have put their names forward to represent manufacturer members;
• Patrick Colin of Northern Stage Services and Lee Dennison of Sound by Design are standing for the position of professional services representative.
There are five positions up for election on the North American Regional Board:
• Eddie Raymond is standing for a second term as chair;
• Fred Mikeska of AC Lighting has put his name forth for a second term as the distributor representative;
• Brian Lawlor of IATSE is standing for a second term as the organisational representative;
• Sean Savoie and Dana Taylor are running for the position of individual representative;
• Pio Nahum of Clay Paky and Steve Terry of Electronic Theatre Controls have put their names forward for the single ‘at large’ position available on the main Governing Body, the Board that has oversight of the two Regional Boards and sets the overall strategic direction of the Association.
PLASA CEO Matthew Griffiths called on PLASA members to participate in the ballot: “It is an exciting time for PLASA with new global strategic and operating plans coming into play. Your vote as a PLASA member is critical in providing membership representation in developing these plans over the coming years for the continued success of all.”
The results will be announced in early November, ahead of the new members of the Boards taking up their positions in the New Year.