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2020 Board Election Results

Published on Feb 5, 2020 by Derek Eder

From top left, elected and appointed Board Members Soren Spicknall, Joel Inwood, Eric Sherman, Alexis Shoemaker, Ryan Spencer and Cameron Sow
From top left, elected and appointed Board Members Soren Spicknall, Joel Inwood, Eric Sherman, Alexis Shoemaker, Ryan Spencer and Cameron Sow

On Feb 4, we held our first-ever General Meeting and election for our Board of Directors. We were amazed at the turnout. Of our 41 official Members, 30 attended in person to cast their votes.

There were three members chosen by Chi Hack Night Members based on popular vote and three appointed by the current Board of Directors with majority Membership approval. All board members serve 2 year terms.

The elected members of the Board are:

  • Soren Spicknall
  • Joel Inwood
  • Eric Sherman (incumbent)

The appointed Board members approved by the Membership are:

  • Ryan Spencer
  • Cameron Sow (incumbent)
  • Alexis Shoemaker

General Meeting and election process

Voting took place at our General Meeting, which happens once a year according to our Bylaws. This meeting was for Chi Hack Night Members only. At the meeting we followed this agenda and discussed a change to our Bylaws to allow Members who recently joined to participate in voting. We also heard from each of the 9 candidates running for elected or appointed seats. You can read their candidate statements here.

Chi Hack Night's first ever General Meeting with 30 Members in attendance. Photo by Jorge Garcia
Chi Hack Night's first ever General Meeting with 30 Members in attendance. Photo by Jorge Garcia

The votes cast by 30 Chi Hack Night Members in person via paper ballot. The results were tallied by hand by Chi Hack Night Members Derek Eder, Josh Kalov, Howard Kier, Claire Micklin, and Katie O’Shea.

The final vote tallies are below:

Elected Board of Directors seats (top 3 vote getters are elected)

  • Soren Spicknall - 24 votes ☑️
  • Eric Sherman - 20 votes ☑️
  • Joel Inwood - 19 votes ☑️
  • Michael Chladek - 13 votes
  • Diana Hernandez - 9 votes
  • Stephen Simpson - 1 vote

Appointed Board of Directors seats (majority approval)

  • Cameron Sow - 30 votes ☑️
  • Ryan Spencer - 29 votes ☑️
  • Alexis Shoemaker - 29 votes ☑️

Amendment to the Bylaws of Chi Hack Night (2/3rds approval for adoption)

  • Approve - 27 votes ☑️

8 of 12 Board Members also approved these Bylaws changes. The amendment is adopted.


Hand counted results from our 2020 General Meeting
Hand counted results from our 2020 General Meeting

More photos of the Chi Hack Night General Meeting, courtesy of Jorge Garcia:


Michael Chladek making his candidate statement


Diana Hernandez making her candidate statement


Joel Inwood making his candidate statement


Eric Sherman making his candidate statement


Cameron Sow making his candidate statement


Ryan Spencer making her candidate statement


Soren Spicknall making his candidate statement


Outgoing Board Member Emily Drevets addressing the Membership


Outgoing Board Member Mieko Furuhashi addressing the Membership


Outgoing Board Member Steve Ediger


About the author


President, Chi Hack Night