Board of Directors Election

2018 Board of Directors Nominations Open May 7, 2018

The Elections Committee is preparing for the 2018 NAUI Board of Directors election. This year there are two (2) BOD positions due for election. Each of these positions has a 4-year term.

The Elections Committee is accepting nominations for the 2018 Board of Directors election beginning May 7, 2018. To be considered, nominees must send their nominations to the Election Coordinator at NAUI Headquarters no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on July 27, 2018.

The most critical skill sets needed on the NAUI Board of Directors are Insurance/Risk Management expertise and legal expertise, in particular tax, corporate and/or not-for-profit law.  For the 2018 Election, the NAUI Board is seeking nominees with experience in one or more of these areas:


  • Insurance and risk management
  • Legal, especially tax, not-for-profit, corporate
  • Strategic planning and leadership
  • Financial, particularly strategic resource development and planning
  • Information systems, particularly innovative design, development and implementation
  • Destination resort management

Also, Preferred:

    • Prior corporate board service
    • NAUI committee service
    • Exclusively NAUI for training

Eligible members wishing to run in the Board of Directors election must complete the Nominee Application Form and obtain the required endorsements to complete their nomination. The nominee must submit the completed Nominee Application Form and the signed Nomination Endorsement Forms by the deadline listed above. These forms are found in the 2018 NAUI Election Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and will be available in the Members Resources area in CORE beginning May 7.

Each applicant must also review the documents Roles and Responsibilities of the NAUI Board of Directors and Representing NAUI in Public.

The Elections Committee will review the nominee applications and develop a candidate slate to be approved by the Board.

Please send your nominations via email to, by mail to Elections Coordinator, NAUI Worldwide, 9030 Camden Field Parkway, Riverview, FL 33578, or by fax to +1 (813) 628-8253.





2017 NAUI Board of Directors Election Results

NAUI Worldwide remains a true membership association. Our standards, policies and ethics are governed by the Association’s Board of Directors, who are members themselves. The Board of Directors are elected through a democratic election process — each eligible member gets a vote in his or her association.

This year’s voting was again performed online, with paper ballots available upon request. The third-party host website Votenet (eBallot) was provided with the candidates’ information, biosketch and answers to common questions posed to all of the candidates. During the voting period, members accessed an eBallot through Votenet to cast their votes. 

A total of 7,585 NAUI members were eligible to vote in the 2017 Board of Directors election. A total of 1,311 members cast ballots.

The tally of votes in the election was:

Candidate                          Votes

Michael Feld                         755

Barry Moore                         742

Gary Kulisek                         508

Keith Wrisley                        453

Jan-Willem van Gelder          405

A total of 154 votes were tallied among 53 write-ins.

Amendment to NAUI Bylaws - Proposition #1:

Yes            935

No             257

Abstain      119

NAUI Bylaws, Article X, Section 3 requires support from two-thirds of the members voting to approve an amendment. Based on 1,311 voters, Proposition #1 is hereby adopted. 

Congratulations to Michael Feld, Barry Moore, and Gary Kulisek who will each be seated for a four-year term! The newly elected will take office in January 2018. We thank those elected as well as all candidates for their service and dedication to the success of NAUI Worldwide and its members.

Nominations for the 2018 Board of Directors election will open in May 2018. To be eligible for the Board, a nominee must have been an Active Instructor Member or Sustaining Instructor Member for at least three years immediately preceding the election date.

Please direct any questions via email to or by mail to Elections Coordinator, NAUI Worldwide, 9030 Camden Field Parkway, Riverview, FL 33578 or by fax to +1 (813) 628-8253.