STMA’s candidates for the 2018 Board of Directors

Each year, the STMA Nominating Committee develops a slate of candidates for election to the Board of Directors and presents them to the membership via an electronic ballot in late November.

The board includes 13 members: five Officers and eight Directors. Four of the Officers are slated unopposed; the Secretary/Treasurer has two candidates. Up for election are four Director positions: Academic, Parks and Rec, Higher Education, and Director-at-Large.

Three Director positions are vacant and will be filled by (incoming) President Sarah Martin, CSFM, per the STMA Bylaws. The Schools K-12 Director position, which is held by Sun Roesslein, CSFM, is not up for election this year.

Officers (unopposed)

Immediate Past President: Tim VanLoo, CSFM, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

President: Sarah Martin, CSFM, City of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

President-Elect: Jody Gill, CSFM, Blue Valley School District, Overland Park, KS

Commercial VP: Boyd Montgomery, CSFM, CSE, The Toro Company, Bloomington, MN


Weston Appelfeller, CSFM, Columbus Crew SC, Columbus, OH, OR Jimmy Simpson, CSFM, Town of Cary, Cary, NC


Academic: Jason Kruse, PhD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, OR Brian Scott, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA

Director Parks & Rec: James Bergdoll, CSFM, City of Chattanooga, TN, OR Nick Caggiano, City of Nashua, NH

Director Higher Education: Joshua Koss, CSFM, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, OR Nick McKenna, CSFM, Texas A&M Athletics, College Station, TX

At-Large Elected: Matt Anderson, CSFM, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, OR Rusty Walker, CSFM, City of Grapevine, TX

For an overview of the slating and election processes and the candidates’ bios and vision statements, go to