Board of Directors Nominations

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We encourage you to renew your Membership online prior to the Annual Meeting to insure that you have voting privileges and your voice will be heard on other important matters.

You may renew online now. Please let us know whether or not you’ll be attending the meeting.

Applications open August 3 – 26, 2020.

Available Positions:
Vice President
Treasurer
Membership
Public Relations
At-Large

Voting will be held online at the Annual MASNA Meeting on September 9, 2020.

 

Nominations:

Christine Rowe – Treasurer:

Relevant Experience

I have 20 years experience in general accounting, payroll, and bookkeeping managing accounts payable and accounts receivable as well as customer relations.

Why are you interested in running for the MASNA Board?

As current treasurer I would like to see it continue.

Area(s) of expertise/contribution you feel you can make

QuickBooks, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll tax, Human Resource experience, employee management, and customer relations. I’m also a big advocate for education.

 

Joanne Vega – Public Relations:

Relevant Experience

I’m a public relations professional who can merge my real-world knowledge with a deep understanding of the aquarium hobby to be a valuable team member. I’ve also supported a variety of clubs and hobby events both regionally, and nationally in the US, including MACNA.

Why are you interested in running for the MASNA Board?

Because I’m already helping out, I might as well make it official.

Area(s) of expertise/contribution you feel you can make

Marketing, Design, Public Relations, Media Management, Advertising, Non-Profit and Business Management

 

Dennis Diaz – At-Large:

Relevant Experience
I have helped start 3 local clubs and 1 national club with Tom Lisciandra. Owned an Aquarium store for 6 years. I am still active in Aquarium maintenance. I love attending MACNA. Volunteer Coordinator for MACNA Las Vegas.
Why are you interested in running for the MASNA Board?
I have always been involved on the local level of the hobby. I enjoyed my time helping out with MACNA Las Vegas. This is also a chance to broaden my horizons in the hobby on a national and global scale. Learning in the hobby is never-ending and is truly an enjoyment. I also love working with my dear friend Tom! Hi! please tell him I said “hi” and in public and to almost embarrass him. Here’s to hoping that he at least does a face palm and wonder out loud “what in the world did I just do?!” I really just want to make you guys laugh a bit.
Area(s) of expertise/contribution you feel you can make
Helping start and run several clubs on the local level and also being a previous owner of an aquarium store, I know first hand the dedication and patience needed in the hobby. I know the importance of responsible reef keeping, spreading the knowledge to ensure that the animals we keep and propagate are healthy, and to learn how to sustain corals and other aquatic animals. There may be a day that we will have to reseed the oceans with our propagated corals.

 

Ed Wiser – At-Large:

Relevant Experience
I have been invoked in running an aquarium club for 32 years now.
Why are you interested in running for the MASNA Board?
I am retired now and have the time to take on new tasks.
Area(s) of expertise/contribution you feel you can make
Having been in the hobby so long now. I know many vendors in the hobby. An I have attended many MACNA’s. As well as hosting them.

 

Thomas Lisciandra – Vice President

Background and years in the hobby
My journey in the hobby started when my father and I setup our first tank in 1973. From there I have kept tanks from freshwater, marine, and reefs. I have over thirty years as an adult in the hobby.
Relevant Experience
My background started as webmaster of LVVR and working my way up to a two term President, from there I helped start LVMAS and was their first President. Later I spent nearly five years as MASNAs Secretary-General.
Why are you interested in running for the MASNA Board?
Miss it.
Area(s) of expertise/contribution you feel you can make
I can help with my management/leadership skills.

 

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