Jennifer Wise, who helped found RUSA and served as its first president, has been elected to the board of directors while Membership Chair Don Hamilton won re-election to the board.

Also, Susan France, the RBA of Portland, Ore., was elected RBA Liaison. She replaces Tracey Ingle.

More than 200 members cast votes in the first board election to allow e-mailed ballots.

Board members serve three-year terms.

Wise replaces Bill Bryant, who had served two terms and was not eligible for reelection.

She is one of RUSA's co-founders and has served the organization in various capacities. She was president and newsletter editor from 1998 to 2003 and currently heads the Souvenirs Committee.

She served as president of Randonneurs Mondiaux from 1995 to 1999. Among other related activities, she and husband Pierce Gafgen organized the BMB 1200K Randonnée from 1993 to 2006.

Hamilton, a computer consultant in his day job, has been RUSA Membership Committee chair since 2000.

He served as RUSA Secretary in 2004 and 2005, RUSA BRM Medals Chairman in 2005 and has been a member of the board for the past three years.

Hamilton and his wife Phyllis have twice completed Paris-Brest-Paris (1999 and 2003) on a tandem.