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PSA Board of Directors

Top: Dan Charbonnet, HonPSA, EPSA; Charlie Burke,
FPSA, EPSA; Donald Brown, APSA; Jerry Hug, APSA; Ralph
Durham. Middle: Stan Bormann, APSA, EPSA; Elena McTighe,
FPSA, EPSA; Nan Carder, APSA, EPSA; Dana Vannoy; Janet
Bigalke, FPSA; Margaret Sprott. Bottom: Jill Sneesby; John
Davis; Dana Cohoon, APSA; Tom Savage, APSA, MPSA.
Not pictured: Sue Marrugi
PSA is governed by a Board of Directors that establishes PSA policies, procedures,and practices as set forth in the Bylaws. The Board holds at least two meetings annually, one prior to the Annual Conference and one during the spring at PSA Headquarters.

The Board of Directors is composed of thirteen members. The President, Executive Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer serve as the Executive Committee. Those same officers make up the Finance Committee.  PSA elects the Board of Directors for a two-year term. The Board is elected each odd-numbered year (Division Officers are elected each even-numbered year).

Prior to an election year, the Nominating Committee prepares a slate of candidates for the Board positions and the Secretary publishes the slate in the January PSA Journal. In the absence of any nominations by petition, the Secretary casts the ballot for the membership for the official slate of candidates, and they are declared elected. The Board members assume their duties the day following the PSA Annual Conference.

See an organizational chart (jpg) of the Board of Directors and their respective responsibilities.

Executive Committee


Charlie Burke, FPSA, EPSA
Leominster, Massachusetts

(Previous PSA Presidents)
The President promotes the general welfare of the Society; performs all duties customarily pertaining to the office; presides at meetings of the Society, its Board of Directors, and its Executive Committee; and otherwise serves as required by the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors, and the exigencies of the office and provisions in the Bylaws.

Executive Vice President

Elena McTighe, FPSA, MPSA
Sea Girt, New Jersey

(Previous PSA Executive VPs)
The Executive Vice-President succeeds the President in the event the President shall become unable to perform his or her duties; performs the duties delegated by the President, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, or the Bylaws; supervises the PSA Service Awards Committee (SAC), the Society Recognition Awards Committee (SRAC), the Greenhood Scholarships and Grants Committee (GSGC),  the Education Services Committee, and the Volunteer Services Committee; has secondary Board supervisory responsibility for the Ethics Review Board (ERB), and serves as an ex-officio member of the Investments Committee and the Endowment Fund Trustees.


Stan Bormann, APSA, EPSA
Surprise, Arizona

(Previous PSA Secretaries)
The Secretary performs the duties inherent in the office, and any other duties that may be delegated by the President, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, or Bylaws. The Secretary is responsible for keeping in permanent form at PSA Headquarters the official minutes of the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Board of Directors, Annual and Special Meetings of the membership. The Secretary has primary Board supervisory responsibility for the PSA Ethics Review Board.


Dana Cohoon, APSA
Neptune, New Jersey

(Previous PSA Treasurers)
The Treasurer performs the duties inherent in the office and such other duties delegated by the President, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Board of Directors, and the Bylaws. The Treasurer supervises the preparation of the annual Society budget, submits the audited annual financial statements for publication in the Society's Journal or the Society's website, supervises the annual inventory of the Society's property, provides monthly financial statements to the Executive Committee, serves as chairman of the Finance Committee, and supervises the operations of PSA Headquarters.

Vice Presidents

Chapters, Clubs & Councils Vice President

Nan Carder, APSA, MPSA
Lancaster, California

(Previous CCC VPs)
The Chapters, Clubs, and Councils Vice President supervises Chapter activities and recommends the chartering and dissolution of Chapters as circumstances warrant, and is responsible for Society interactions with the member Clubs and Councils.

Conference Vice President

Ralph Durham
Mundelein, Illinois

(Previous Conference VPs)
The Conference Vice President recommends locations and dates for the Society's Annual Conference, negotiates with hotels, and supervises the work of the committee that manages these events.

Divisions Vice President

Tom Savage, APSA, MPSA
Saginaw, Texas

(Previous Divisions VPs)
The Divisions Vice President supervises Division activities and recommends the creation or dissolution of Divisions as the best interests of the Society may require.

Exhibition Services Vice President

Dan Charbonnet, III, HonPSA, EPSA
Westwood, Massachusetts

(Previous Exhibition Services VPs)
The Exhibition Services Vice President supervises the activities of the committees related to exhibitions: Exhibition Standards (ESC), Star Ratings (SRC), Who's Who (WWC), Recognition of Photographic Achievement (ROPA), and the PSA International Exhibition.

Image Collections Vice President

Janet Bigalke, FPSA
Naples, Florida

(Previous Image Collections VPs)
The Image Collections Vice President is responsible for gathering and archiving the Society's image collections; obtaining licensing and data regarding each collected image; cataloging, creating and maintaining a database, and creating high quality scans of collection images; creating from the collections audio visual programs; and coordinating the educational use of the image collections within PSA and its programs and through outside agencies such as the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Information Technology Vice President

To be Appointed

Previous IT Vice Presidents

The PSA Information Technology Vice President is responsible for policy and procedures relating to the operation of the PSA Website, technology contract administration and software modifications. This position provides leadership for new project development and implementation as well as technical maintenance support for the operation of the PSA Membership Database and PSA on-line programs.

International Relationships Vice President

Jill Sneesby

The International Relationships VP (IRVP) has supervisory responsibility for the PSA Ambassadors, Liaison Officers and the Translation Committee, subject to review, oversight and limitations imposed by the PSA Board of Directors, Executive Committee and President, and shall chair the International Relationships Committee, comprised of the IRVP, two PSA Ambassadors, two PSA Liaison Officers, and the PSA President ex officio.

Membership Vice President

Donald Brown, APSA
Charlotte, North Carolina

(Previous Membership VPs)
The Membership Vice President supervises the operations of the Region Directors, recommends ways to enhance the value of Society membership to current and potential members, recommends and develops programs to promote membership acquisition and retention, and administers the Membership Awards Programs.

Public Relations Vice President

Gerald Hug, APSA
Des Plaines, Illinois

(Previous Public Relations VPs)
The Public Relations Vice President is responsible for increasing public visibility and awareness of PSA, and for maintaining PSA's favorable public image. The Public Relations Vice President supervises the Public Relations Committee, and the Historical Research Committee.

Publications Vice President

Sue Marrugi
Palm Desert, California

(Previous Publications VPs)
The Publications Vice President supervises adherence to established editorial policies of the PSA Journal and recommends changes in these policies or in the Journal's format or content as may best serve the needs of the Society.