Vancouver Meeting

There is still time to join your friends and colleagues in BEAUTIFUL Vancouver!  Visit to register today!!

2018 FEC Austin TX

Mark Your Calendar for the 2018 FEC in Austin, TX!

October 26 – 28, 2018

Austin Sheraton Hotel at the Capitol

Be sure to check the next issue of the Chronicle for Host Chair, Beber Helburn’s, article about Austin.


Edward Krinsky to assume the office of president

Barry Winograd to be nominated as president-elect at the annual meeting in Vancouver

President-Elect David Petersen recently passed away, and the NAA Constitution is silent regarding the procedure to be followed to fill that position when a member dies while in that status.  Edward Krinsky’s nomination as President-Elect to follow David Petersen already has been reported by the 2017-2018 Nominating Committee, his name will be presented by the 2017-2018 Nominating Committee Chair, Jeffrey Tener, for membership vote at our Business Meeting in Vancouver, along with the rest of the slate of candidates for 2018-2019. Once the membership vote officially installs Ed as President-Elect for 2018-2019, he will be in the position to assume the office of President for 2018-2019 pursuant to application of the relevant provision of the NAA Constitution.

David Petersen will be installed posthumously as NAA President briefly at the Business Meeting in Vancouver, for the purpose of permitting his name to appear on the permanent chronological list of all Academy Presidents. His name will be placed on this list between the names of President Kathleen Miller and President Edward Krinsky. On any list which includes dates (e.g. Kathleen Miller 2017-2018, Edward Krinsky 2018-2019), David’s entry will appear as David A. Petersen 2018.  At the Business Meeting in Vancouver President Miller will pass the gavel to David’s wife, Angela Petersen, or another representative of David, who will accept it

on his behalf.
Article VI, Section 4 of the NAA Constitution provides: “In the event of death or the inability of the President to serve, the President-Elect shall serve as Interim President for the unexpired portion of the President’s term or during the period of the President’s incapacity.” After David’s representative has accepted the gavel at the Business Meeting in Vancouver, she then will pass the gavel to Ed Krinsky, and this action will memorialize that Ed has been installed as President for the 2018-2019 term under operation of Article VI, Section 4 of the Constitution.


President Miller recently reconvened the Nominating Committee chaired by Jeffrey Tener to nominate a President-Elect for 2018-2019.  The Committee recently announced that it has nominated Barry Winograd as President-Elect.  His nomination will be voted on at the business meeting in Vancouver.