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Venice Buhain and KJ Hiramoto elected chapter president and secretary

The election results are in, so please join us in congratulating Venice Buhain and KJ Hiramoto as our incoming president and secretary!
They both will be serving two-year terms, beginning January 2016.
Venice Buhain has been a member of AAJA Seattle since 2000. She is the news editor at The Seattle Globalist, and has worked at TVW, Patch, The Olympian, The Daily News in Longview and the Eastside Journal in Bellevue.
As chapter president, she plans to focus on bringing in new members and early career journalists, building programs that speak to the needs of mid-career journalists and finding ways to keep our chapter members engaged locally and with national programs. Venice’s past experience includes serving as the chapter’s national advisory board member this past year and chapter secretary from 2008-11 and helping to organize the 2014 and 2015 AAJA Seattle Media Access Workshops and Chef Showcases.
KJ Hiramoto is a recent addition to AAJA Seattle and recent graduate of the University of Washington. He is interested in pursuing a career in the social media side of journalism down the line and sees serving as chapter secretary and getting a chance to run the chapter’s social media pages will prove to be a invaluable experience.
Also being a young journalist, KJ said he could always use some indirect training in being a better organizer and fast-paced worker by having to juggle between  jobs, conference calls and projects being run by our chapter.
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AAJA Seattle board elections are here!

It’s time for the chapter to elect new board members for 2016!

There are four seats up for election, all of which are two-year terms, effective Jan. 1, 2016:

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Vice President of Programming
  • National Board Representative

Serving on the chapter board is an important way for you to demonstrate your leadership (a key skill many employers look for), give back to this organization and support your fellow members.

Chapter Secretary Samantha Pak will oversee our elections, which will be from Sept. 20-26. Our national office will receive the names of our 2016 chapter board members by Nov. 1. (more…)

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Mai Hoang and Tiffany Wan appointed as new chapter president and vice president of events

The AAJA Seattle chapter board has appointed Mai Hoang as the new chapter president and Tiffany Wan as the new chapter vice president of events.

Mai Hoang Parmentier

As president, Mai will be responsible for the overall health of the chapter and represent the chapter in the Seattle community and at AAJA’s national convention. Typical president duties include facilitating board meetings, managing relationships with other organizations and speaking on AAJA Seattle’s behalf in the community.

Mai will serve the remainder of the current term, through 2013.

Tiffany Wan

As vice president of events, Tiffany will be responsible for the Lunar New Year Banquet & Silent Auction. Other duties may include organizing the summer BBQ, social outings, happy hour mixers or other chapter events.

Tiffany will serve a two-year term through 2014.

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