2016–2017 Executive Board / Conseil d’administration

The executive board is the Association’s corporate board of directors and is elected at the annual business meeting. The nominating committee presents a recommended slate of officers to the voting members in advance of the annual business meeting. Click here to contact the Association.

navapr President / Président
John M. Hartvigsen
The president’s flag features the star symbolizing hope and guidance which Cheyenne Indians called “woheiv.”
navavp First Vice President / Premier vice-président
Luc V. Baronian
The first vice president’s flag displays the Mongolian flame, emblematic of continuity and renaissance. Originally the flag of the vice president, the flag became associated with the first vice president in 1997.
navacs Second Vice President / Second vice-président
Edward A. McNabb
The second vice president’s flag features the Ashanti symbol of welcome and love for one another. Originally the flag of the corresponding secretary, the flag became associated with the second vice president in 1997.
navars Secretary / Secrétaire
Lee L. Herold
The secretary’s flag displays a medieval Arab penbox. Originally the flag of the recording secretary, the flag became associated with the secretary in 1997. The secretary is the custodian of the Association’s seal.
navatr Treasurer / Trésorier
John S. Adcock
The treasurer’s flag displays the phoenix symbol of tax collection in Thailand.
navafpr President Emeritus / Président émérite
Whitney Smith+ Ph.D., LF, FF, WSF, FFI, FVAST
The president emeritus uses the flag of the president with the colors reversed, as explained in the note on the officers’ flags below. The president emeritus is a nonvoting adviser appointed by the executive board.
navafpr Past President Consultant / Président sortant consultant
Hugh L. Brady J.D., FF
The past president consultant uses the flag of the president with the colors reversed, as explained in the note on the officers’ flags below. The past president consultant is a nonvoting adviser appointed by the executive board.

Note about the officer flags:
The officer flags were designed by Whitney Smith and adopted by the executive board in 1977. The red background and blue chevron on each officer’s flag is adopted from the flag of the Association; the gold used for the symbols is the traditional color of authority. The symbols themselves come from many cultures and countries indicating the universal extent of our interest and they derive from different symbolic media.

In 1987, the executive board decided that former officers could display the normal rank flag for the office in question, but with the red-and-blue colors reversed.

Term limits:
Under Bylaws section 6.15, an individual may not serve in a single office for more than three consecutive terms, with a maximum of six consecutive terms on the executive board regardless of the office held.  Notwithstanding those limits, an individual who has served for six consecutive years, but not as president, may continue to serve as president for a maximum of three consecutive terms.