AAJA is holding a special election to fill the remainder of Michelle Ye Hee Lee’s 2019 term as AAJA Senior Vice President. Michelle was recently elected to serve as AAJA National President for the 2019-2020 term.
The Senior Vice President shall oversee directors of platforms and affinity groups, to ensure direct representation of members. Duties include identifying and pursuing opportunities for chapter development. The Senior Vice President serves as acting president in the event the president is unable to fulfill his or her duties.
Electronic voting will begin Monday, September 10 at 5pm PT with the final results announced via email on Tuesday, October 2. Ballots will be sent to AAJA members who are eligible to vote in the election.
- Wednesday, September 5 – Announcement of candidates, 5pm PDT
- Monday, September 10 – Voting starts, 5pm PDT
- Monday, October 1 – Voting ends, 12pm PDT
- Tuesday, October 2 – Announcement of officer-elect via e-mail
AAJA 2019 SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT CANDIDATE: RAMY INOCENCIO
Ramy Inocencio is an award-winning anchor and correspondent for Bloomberg Television & Radio and Bloomberg’s digital Daybreak global podcast. On Bloomberg Television, he anchors and reports for the Asia-Pacific’s flagship weekday morning show Bloomberg Daybreak Asia, bridging the U.S. market close with Asia’s market opens. A global journalist with 15 years of experience across the U.S and Asia, Ramy joined Bloomberg from the Wall Street Journal Digital Network in Hong Kong where he covered the Philippine devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Umbrella Revolution in 2014 and Pope Francis’ first visit to the Philippines in 2015. Prior to the Journal, Ramy served as CNN International’s Asia business correspondent in Hong Kong for World Business Today and as CNN U.S.’ NASDAQ reporter from New York’s Times Square. Ramy is a champion of newsroom diversity, internationalism and volunteerism. He serves as AAJA National Vice President of Journalism Programs, Global Co-Lead of Bloomberg’s Pan-Asian Community (BPAC) and President of the New York alumni chapter of the Hawaii-based East-West Center (EWC). He is a 2009 fellowship recipient of the EWC’s Asia-Pacific Leadership Program and a 2016 recipient of the “50 Best Asian-Americans in Business” Award.
Excerpt from Ramy’s candidate statement:
“I’m here to represent you, connect you and strengthen our family, with incoming President Michelle Lee and the rest of the Governing Board and Advisory Board’s presidents and national board reps. […] This is the time to make our AAJA an even better, stronger and more powerful organization. I want your voices heard. It continues to be an honor to serve you, AAJA, and to learn from my fellow leaders and friends. I look forward to the future with you.“
Click here to view Ramy’s complete candidate statement.
ELIGIBILITY: Only active and full AAJA members are eligible to nominate a candidate according to the by-laws. If you have any questions about your voting eligibility, please contact Justin Seiter at the AAJA National Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Eligible voters will be sent an email with voting information.
ELECTION RESULTS: Election results will be announced via email on Tuesday, October 2.
For questions related to the election, please contact AAJA Vice President of Communications Nicole Dungca at email@example.com.