AES 2023 Election Results

Gary Gottlieb
August 3, 2023
The Society’s membership has elected Gary Gottlieb, as 2024 President-Elect.

[August 3, 2023] – The Audio Engineering Society has announced its 2024 incoming Officers and Governors following the 2023 Board of Directors and Board of Governors elections. The Society’s membership has elected Gary Gottlieb, as President-Elect. Also on the Board of Directors, Glenn Lorbecki has been elected as Treasurer.

In the AES Elections for the Board of Governors (BoG), the following have been elected as regional Vice Presidents:

  • Jorge Azama, Latin American Region
  • Huseyin Hacihabiboglu, Southern Europe/Middle East Africa Region
  • Kazuhiko Kawahara, Eastern Asia-Pacific Region
  • Ewa Lukasik, Central Region, Europe
  • William Schulenburg, Central Region, USA/Canada (reelected to second term)

Additionally, newly elected as at-large Governors are Lenise Bent, Mary Mazurek, and Jiayue Cecilia Wu.

Save for the President-Elect, each newly-elected individual will serve a two-year term. Gottlieb will serve a year on the AES Board of Directors as President-Elect, in 2025 as President, in 2026 as Past-President, followed by two years as a Governor. All those newly elected will begin their terms on January 1, 2024.

Also on January 1, 2024, current Past-President Josh Reiss will transition to Governor for the first year of a two-year term. Beginning one-year terms will be President Bruce Olson, who will transition to Past-President, and President-Elect Leslie Gaston-Bird, who will become President.

Outgoing from the Board of Governors in 2024 as regional Vice President is Alberto Pinto, Southern Europe/Middle East Africa Region. Governors with terms ending this year are Prince Charles Alexander, Areti Andreopoulou, Hyunkook Lee and Governor and Past-President (twice removed) Agnieszka Roginska who completes a five-year commitment to the BoG. Board of Governors-elected Director Cesar Lamschtein’s two-year term will also end, whose replacement on the Board will be named by the Board of Governors in 2023 Q4.

“Speaking on behalf of the entire Society,” said AES President Bruce Olson, “I extend warm congratulations to the recently elected Governors and officers. We eagerly anticipate the valuable contributions you will make to AES governance. We also extend a sincere and heartfelt ‘Thank you’ to all those who demonstrated their willingness to serve by accepting nominations. As we bid farewell to those departing from the Boards at year’s end, please accept our profound gratitude for your dedicated service and unwavering commitment to the Society.”

AES Members also ratified the four AES Bylaws amendments proposals presented on the ballot.

The election was monitored, and the results presented, by Gary Louie, Chair of the AES’s Tellers Committee.

The 2024 Audio Engineering Society Board of Directors will be:
Leslie Gaston-Bird: President
Bruce Olson: Past-President
Gary Gottlieb: President-Elect
Valerie Tyler: Secretary
Glenn Lorbecki: Treasurer
Agnieszka Roginska: Director

One additional Director will be named by the Board of Governors per the AES Bylaws in 2023 Q4.

In addition to the Directors listed above, the 2024 Board of Governors will be:
Jamie Angus-Whiteoak: Vice President, Northern Region, Europe
Jorge Azama: Vice President, Latin American Region
David v.R. Bowles: Vice President, Western Region, USA/Canada
Huseyin Hacihabiboglu: Vice President, Southern Europe/Middle East Africa Region
Kazuhiko Kawahara: Vice President, Eastern Asia-Pacific Region
Ewa Lukasik: Vice President, Central Region, Europe
William Schulenburg: Vice President, Central Region, USA/Canda
Angela Piva: Vice President, Eastern Region, USA/Canada
Lenise Bent: Governor
Lesley Fogle: Governor
Toru Kamekawa: Governor
Mary Mazurek: Governor
Joshua Reiss: Governor
Jiayue Cecilia Wu: Governor
Jonathan Wyner: Governor
Marcela Zorro: Governor

About AES:

The Audio Engineering Society (AES) is the leading professional association worldwide for audio professionals and enthusiasts. For over 70 years, the AES has been at the forefront of audio technology and innovation, providing a platform for knowledge exchange, networking, and industry collaboration.

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