FAPTO Board Elections

FAPTO Board Elections
This is to advise you that the election for the Board of Directors is approaching and will take place from Monday, September 27th, 2021 to Friday, October 1st, 2021. The purpose of this memorandum is to outline how the elections will take place and to entice all the interested members who wish to run for the Board of Directors to do so.
Currently, there are four (4) Board positions available: three (3) Board positions for a term of three (3) years, and one (1) Board position for a term of two (2) years.

Election Memorandum 2021

Time Line for Elections 

September 01, 2021:            Deadline for submitting Personal Statements (100 word maximum) indicating why you wish to serve on the board. An optional 150×212 pixel, PNG or JPEG format, photograph may also be submitted. At a minimum, candidates wished to be considered by the Election Committee must email intent to serve on the board to FAPTO@uspto.gov

September 15, 2021:           If not nominated by election committee: deadline for submitting self-nominating petition with 10 signatures.


September 22, 2021:            All candidates nominated by either the committee or petition must attend the Annual Meeting.  

September 27, 2021:            Voting will commence. Ballots containing the personal statements and photographs will be e-mailed to eligible voting members. 

October 1, 2021:                   Completed election ballots due.

October 4, 2021:                   Results announced.


What you do now

Think about running! The membership needs dynamic people who care about the Fitness Center to run for the Board.  If you are interested in being nominated as a candidate, make sure to email intent no later than September 1, 2021.
If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to call or email the election commissioner, listed below:

Charles Jiang, x0-7191, Charles.Jiang@USPTO.GOV

Jay Patel, x2-6793, Jay.Patel2@USPTO.GOV      

Reginald Reyes, x05212, Reginald.Reyes@USPTO.GOV

2022 Candidate Bios

Please review the following candidates below as of 09-10-21

Georgia Epps

Kevin Bechtel

Lori Mattison

Leisl Baumann