King, Nagtegaal Voted To 2019 PDGA Global Board Of Directors

30 State and Provincial Coordinators also voted-in

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The PDGA announced the election results for two positions on the Global Board of Directors and one position on the PDGA Europe Board of Directors.

In addition to semi-annual summit meetings, the board conducts monthly teleconferences with staff to accomplish its varied goals, such as setting PDGA policies; hiring and supervising of the executive director, who is responsible for headquarters, staff, and ongoing operations; financial management, including an annual budget; identification of responsible future board members; and representing the membership’s visions for the future of the sport and the association.

Incumbent Elaine King retained her position on the global board by receiving 76.78% of the vote. Laura Nagtegaal of the Netherlands will be replacing Trevor Harbolt for the second position, after winning 37.16% of the vote to Harbolt’s 32.97%. Both women will be on the global board for three-year terms through 2022.

The vote was open to all current PDGA members. Ballots were sent to 44,780 eligible PDGA members and 5,817 members voted — a participation rate of 12.99% of eligible voters.

Tiina Riekkola of Finland overwhelming was voted to the European board with 96.48% of the vote.

Thirty State and Provincial Coordinator positions were also contested. Coordinator positions are two-year terms.

  1. Bennett Wineka
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    Benn started playing disc golf in the '90s but has somehow never gotten any better. He lives in Decatur, Georgia and cares too much about Atlanta United and UNC basketball. Email him at bennett@ultiworld.com

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