RUSA Board History

Executive Committee - Randonneurs USA was founded in August, 1998. From then through 2000, an Executive Committee managed the new organization: Jennifer Wise (President), Dave Jordan (Vice President), Johnny Bertrand (Secretary), Bill Bryant (Membership Secretary), Legal Advisor (Rick LeBlanc), Newsletter Editor (Jennifer Wise), and Advisory Members Charlie Henderson and Sherry Reed.

Elected Board - The first elections for a member-elected RUSA Board were held in 2000, with that Board seated in 2001.

  • RUSA members vote for all Board positions except for RBA Liaison.
  • Regional Brevet Administrators vote for RBA Liaison.
  • The newly-seated Board elects their officers.
Year President VP Treasurer Secretary Board Member Board Member Board Member* RBA Liaison
2001 Jennifer Wise Bill Bryant Dave Jordan Lois Springsteen John Lee Ellis Tim Sullivan   David Buzzee
2002 Jennifer Wise Bill Bryant Tim Sullivan John Lee Ellis Lois Springsteen Dave Jordan   Dave Buzzee
2003 Jennifer Wise Bill Bryant Tim Sullivan John Lee Ellis Lois Springsteen Mark Thomas   Dan Driscoll
2004 Bill Bryant John Lee Ellis Tim Sullivan John Lee Ellis1 Lois Springsteen Mark Thomas Don Hamilton Jenn Barber
2005 Bill Bryant John Lee Ellis Tim Sullivan Don Hamilton Lois Springsteen Mark Thomas   Jenn Barber
2006 Mark Thomas John Lee Ellis Tim Sullivan Terry Zmrhal Bill Bryant Don Hamilton   Tracey Ingle
2007 Mark Thomas John Lee Ellis Tim Sullivan Terry Zmrhal2
Lois Springsteen
Jennifer Wise Don Hamilton   Susan France
2008 Mark Thomas Lois Springsteen Eric Vigoren Mike Dayton Jennifer Wise Don Hamilton   Susan France
2009 Lois Springsteen Mike Dayton Eric Vigoren Edward Robinson Jennifer Wise Don Hamilton   John Lee Ellis
2010 Lois Springsteen Mike Dayton Eric Vigoren Edward Robinson Jennifer Wise Cecil Reniche-Smith   John Lee Ellis
2011 Lois Springsteen Jennifer Wise Eric Vigoren Edward Robinson Mark Thomas Cecil Reniche-Smith   John Lee Ellis
2012 Mark Thomas Jennifer Wise Eric Vigoren Cecil Reniche-Smith3
Mike Dayton
Rob Hawks Lois Springsteen   John Lee Ellis
2013 Mike Dayton Rob Hawks Eric Vigoren Bill Beck Mark Thomas Lois Springsteen   John Lee Ellis
2014 Mike Dayton Rob Hawks Eric Vigoren Lynne Fitzsimmons Mark Thomas Bill Beck   Spencer Klaassen
2015 Mike Dayton Rob Hawks Susan Otcenas Bill Beck Mark Thomas Lynne Fitzsimmons   Spencer Klaassen
2016 Rob Hawks4
John Lee Ellis
John Lee Ellis Susan Otcenas Lynne Fitzsimmons Mark Thomas Debra Banks Lois Springsteen4 Spencer Klaassen
2017 John Lee Ellis Lois Springsteen David Thompson Paul Rozelle5 Susan Otcenas Debra Banks Nigel Greene Paul Rozelle

* Only 7 board members, but this extra column for when someone served in more than one post.
  1. John Lee Ellis, elected VP, agreed to continue as Secretary, as no one had been elected to that role.
  2. Lois Springsteen was appointed to succeed Terry Zmrhal after he resigned mid-year.
  3. Mike Dayton was appointed to succeed Cecil Reniche-Smith after she resigned mid-year.
  4. Lois Springsteen was appointed to succeed Rob Hawks who resigned in 12/2016. John Lee Ellis acted as president for the remaining month.
  5. Paul Rozelle (RBA-elected as RBA Liaison) was elected by the Board as Secretary. So he's listed in two positions.
Thanks to Bill Bryant, Lois Springsteen, Jennifer Wise, and Mark Thomas for helping to compile this history.