The following press release came to Olive Tree Genealogy a few minutes ago:
Association of Professional Genealogists Announces Election Results for
Executive Committee, Regional Directors and Nominating Committee
Kenyatta D. Berry Elected APG President
WESTMINSTER, Colo., November 9, 2011−The Association of
Professional Genealogists (APG®) today announced election results for
its 2012–2014 executive committee, as well as for nine regional
directors and two new nominating committee members. Kenyatta D. Berry of
Santa Monica, Calif. was elected president. Berry, a genealogist,
entrepreneur and lawyer with more than 15 years of experience in
genealogy research and writing, served as APG vice president during the
last term. She will succeed Laura G. Prescott of Brookline, New
“I am honored to be elected and excited at the depth and breadth of
experience represented by our incoming officers, board and committee
members,” said Berry. “APG made great strides during the last
administration, growing to more than 2,400 members, adding new Chapters
and expanding internationally. I look forward to continuing the
important work of this organization.”
Kimberly D. Powell of Pennsylvania was elected APG vice president.
Powell has been writing and blogging on genealogy for About.com since
2000. She is the author of several genealogy books and currently serves
as a member on the APG board.
Janice S. Prater of Denver, Colo. will serve as secretary. Prater is the
editor of the International Society of British Genealogy and Family
History’s quarterly publication and is treasurer for the Colorado
Chapter of APG. APG treasurer will be Joan Peake of West Virginia, a
certified public accountant and the president of the Great Lakes Chapter
of APG and the Fayette Ohio Genealogical Society.
APG members elected the following regional directors:
West region: Jean Wilcox Hibben, CG, is president of the Southern
California Chapter of APG and the Corona (Calif.) Genealogical Society,
secretary of the Genealogical Speakers Guild. Joan A. Hunter, MLS, CG,
serves as Librarian General for the National Society, Daughters of the
American Revolution, and is a past president of the Oregon Chapter of
Midwest region: Billie Stone Fogarty, M.Ed., fulltime genealogist and
lecturer and president of the Genealogical Speakers Guild. Jay H.
Fonkert, CG, is a fulltime genealogist, lecturer and writer and a
founder of the Northland APG Chapter.
Southeast region: Alvie L. Davidson, CG, is a Florida-based private
investigator and circuit court qualified expert, specializing in missing
persons and genealogical applications of investigations. Michael Hait,
CG, is a professional genealogy researcher, writer and lecturer who
currently serves as vice president of the National Capital Area Chapter
Northeast region: Debra Braverman is a professional genealogist in New
York City, specializing in due diligence for trust and estates matters,
and 19th–21st century New York research. Michael Leclerc of
Massachusetts is a genealogist who most recently served as director of
special projects at the New England Historic Genealogical Society.
International regions: Michael Goldstein of Israel, traces roots
worldwide, specializing in family reunification, heir searches and
Elected to one-year terms on the nominations committee are: Jana Sloan
Broglin, CG, a director for the Federation of Genealogical Societies,
and Debby Horton, professional genealogist and web designer.