Board of Directors Election

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.