The Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association, Inc.'s Nominating Committee appointed by the Board of Directors has nominated the following individuals to be included on the ballot for election to the Board of Directors for a three-year term (2023 through 2025):
Cortney Grosz Has been an active member of the Board of Directors since 2019 and leads the SAA staff support activities. Courtney was an Interpreter in 1999 and 2000. He joined the SAA as a life member in 2008 and has been an advocate for Northern Tier programming. Courtney is a Pharmacist at Northwest Texas Healthcare System and lives in Amarillo, Texas.
John McKinney Was an Interpreter in Ely 2012 & 2013, Bisset 2014, and Training Coordinator in 2015 & 2016. John became a life member in 2019 and has returned in 2021 & 2022 as an alumni Interpreter during peak season. John owns an HR consulting and staffing company, works as the head of HR for Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions, and is an Adjunct Professor for HR at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Joe Mingrone Has been an active member of the Board of Directors since 2019. Joe was an Interpreter in 2010 and 2012. He became a life member in 2012 and has returned as an alumni volunteer. Joe works in Sales and Marketing and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Eric Peterson Has been an active member of the Board of Directors since 2013, currently serving as President and chairing the High Adventure Awards committee. Eric was an Interpreter in 1985, joined the SAA in 1996, became a life member in 2010 and has returned multiple times as an alumni Interpreter and volunteer. Eric is a Professional Engineer and Senior Director of Quality at ICU Medical and lives in Circle Pines, Minnesota.
Membership may nominate Active Members to include on the ballot for the election to the Board of Directors. Send the nominee name along with a biographical resume and 10 supporting signatures from Active Members by September 15th, 2022 to the President using the Contact Us form (the deadline has passed) on the website .
Additional Nominations. After publication to the active membership of the Nominating Committee’s recommendations, the membership may have thirty days to submit additional nominations for inclusion on the ballot provided that these nominations are: (1) made in writing, (2) accompanied by a biographical resume, and (3) are supported by signatures of at least 10 active members of the Association. The thirty days to submit additional nominations must conclude by September 15. Additional nominations must be received by the President. Any additional nominee meeting the requirements of this section will be included on the ballot with those nominated by the Nominating Committee.