2013 Board of Directors Elections Now Open

The 2013 Board of Directors Elections are now open to Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) members (must be a current voting member of the SCAA). We have an excellent slate of nominees for the 2013 SCAA Board of Directors. Please be sure to review candidate profiles prior to voting. Thank you for taking the time to contribute to the governance of your trade association. Your vote is important!


Voting deadline is March 22, 2013

Please ensure that only one vote per company is cast. If you are receiving this and you are not the primary contact for your organization, please disregard this email. Associate and Individual members are not eligible to vote.


2nd Vice President
Tracy Allen, Brewed Behavoir

Guy Burdett, InterAmerican Coffee
Skip Finley, Dalla Corte
Andrew Hetzel, CafeMakers
Heather Perry, Klatch Coffee
Timothy Schilling, World Coffee Research

Background Information

The Board of Directors consists of thirteen Directors, including five officers. The officers of the Association are the President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer and the Immediate Past President. Directors and officers are elected by the SCAA voting membership, except that the 1st Vice President automatically succeeds to the Presidency and the 2nd Vice President automatically succeeds to the 1st Vice Presidency at the end of their terms.

This year, we are pleased to welcome Paul Thornton of Coffee Bean International to the position of SCAA President and Shawn Hamilton of Java City to the position of 1st Vice President, and current President Max Quirin will move into the role of Immediate Past President.

The President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, and Immediate Past President shall serve in each of those offices for terms of one year. The Secretary/Treasurer will serve in that office for a term of three years. All Directors are elected to serve terms of two years, except that those Directors who are also officers will continue to serve as Directors while they serve their terms in their respective offices. Terms for SCAA Directors will begin on May 1, 2013, right after the SCAA Event in Boston, MA. For more information about the voting process, please visit the SCAA Bylaws.

Election Timeline

February 11, 2013 | Ballots are distributed for official SCAA Board of Directors election
March 22, 2013 | Deadline for voting in official Board of Directors election
April 2013 | The election is certified and results are announced
May 1, 2013 | New members of Board of Directors take office