Past Presidents / Anciens présidents

The past presidents may use the flag of the president with the colors reversed. A past-presidential streamer was introduced in 2014 for use on the past president’s personal flag.

  • Whitney Smith+ (1967–1977)
  • John Lyman+ (1977)
  • The Rt. Rev’d D. Ralph Spence (1977–1978)
  • The Rev. John R. B. Szala+  (1978–1980)
  • Robert S. Gauron+ (1980–1981)
  • John M. Purcell+ (1981–1983)
  • Grace Rogers Cooper+  (1983–1986)
  • Doreen Braverman (1986–1987)
  • Woodrow W. Ridgeway+ (1987–1989)
  • Donald T. Healy (1989–1991)
  • Scot M. Guenter (1991–1994)
  • Nicholas A. Artimovich II (1994–1996)
  • Charles A. Spain (1996–1998)
  • David B. Martucci (1998–2004)
  • Peter A. Ansoff (2004–2008)
  • Hugh L. Brady (2008–2014)
  • John M. Hartvigsen (2014–2017)

Pierre Lux-Wurm served as acting president and Whitney Smith served as acting secretary during the organizational meeting of June 3–4, 1967.  They continued in these positions until November 18, 1967, when the Association’s first annual meeting was held, the bylaws adopted and the first executive board elected. • More details about the founding of NAVA can be found here and more details about past president’s flags can be found in Issue 11 of Flag Research Quarterly, which is available in the Publications section here.