Executive Board Election Process

Alpha Omicron Pi 2017-2019 Executive Board Election Process

The process to elect the Executive Board for the 2017-2019 biennium has begun. The Nominating Trustees (NTs) have been selected and are prepared to screen, evaluate, and recommend candidates for the election at the AOII International Convention in June 2017.

The Nominating Trustees are pleased to announce to following sisters who have submitted applications and who are qualified to move on to the reference check and interview steps of the AOII Executive Board election process:

International President

Gayle Fitzpatrick, Alpha Rho
Kristy Manchul, Kappa Lambda

Vice President-Finance

Susan Bonifield, Nu Beta
Natasha Sherwood, Gamma Omicron

Vice President

Susan Bonifield, Nu Beta
Crystal Combs, Nu Beta
Amber Countis, Pi
Lisa Hauser, Upsilon Alpha
Grace Houston, Lambda Tau
Veronica Kentish, Lambda Beta
Kristy Manchul, Kappa Lambda
Jennifer Meade, Omega Upsilon
Koren Phillips, Phi Chi
Natasha Sherwood, Gamma Omicron
Debbie Tam, Beta Phi
Jessie Wang Grimm, Phi Chi
Krista Whipple, Omega

Reference checks will begin in mid-January after the holiday season and following that step in the process, the Nominating Trustees will conduct interviews with each candidate before announcing the final ballot in March 2017 to be voted on during AOII International Convention in June.

Who can be considered for an Executive Board position?

  • All sisters who have had alumna status for at least eight years are encouraged to review the Executive Board Volunteer Position Description on the AOII website (under “About” and “Opportunities”) to see if they meet the minimum qualifications listed.

You can get involved:

  • Email your suggestions to nt@alphaomicronpi.org or reach out to her yourself! The NTs will contact the alumna and encourage her to submit an Application Form.


October 15, 2016
Candidate Application Form is posted online. (form revised 10/26 to delete "AOII Experience" field on page 2)

December 1, 2016
Candidate Application Forms are due to NTs.(form revised 10/26 to delete "AOII Experience" field on page 2)

December 15, 2016
Those eligible to continue in the election process are notified, and candidate names made public to AOII Membership.

January 2017
Feedback and Candidate Reference Checks:
AOII members in good standing may submit constructive feedback on the candidates by sending an email to the Nominating Trustees (nt@alphaomicronpi.org) or by regular mail addressed to NT Chair Anna Guerra, 13798 Shady Hollow Drive, Denham Springs, LA 70726. **All comments, via e-mail and regular mail, must be signed and include contact information should the NTs need clarification and must be received by January 27, 2017, at 5:00 PM Central.

February 2017
Candidate Interviews

March 2017
Ballot Announced & Candidate Resumes & Bios Published in The Call to Convention

April 2017
Online Candidate Forum

June 2017
Meet the Candidates at AOII Convention in Washington DC

June 2017
XB Elections during Business Session at AOII Convention

The NTs reserve the right to adjust the timeline as needed and will communicate any changes in a timely manner. Please contact the NTs at nt@alphaomicronpi.org with any questions or comments. We are here to assist you at any time.


The 2016-2018 Nominating Trustees:

Linda Peters Collier (Chi Omicron), Past International President

Ginger Banks (Pi Kappa), Rituals, Traditions, and Jewelry Committee

Nicole Hoefle Cronenwett (Delta Theta), Toledo Area Alumnae Chapter President

Vicki VanValkenburgh (Tau Delta), Tau Delta Chapter Adviser

Anna Guerra (Lambda Tau), Member-at-Large and Chairperson