Minderhout, Seamon, Fajardo Elected To USAU Board; Financier Eck Appointed

Here are the results of the USAU Board election.

The logo of USA Ultimate, the sport's national governing body.USA Ultimate announced the newly elected board members yesterday in a press release: Kevin Minderhout, Josh Seamon, Ness Fajardo, and Michael Eck (appointed).

Minderhout, the founder of the NGN streaming network and the NexGen Tour, won the at-large election with 436 votes; Seamon, a long-time organizer, got the second at-large berth with 388 votes.

Fajardo, one of the captains of San Francisco Fury, won the Elite Athlete election over Tyler Grant with 156 votes to Grant’s 132.

Michael Eck was appointed by USA Ultimate as the independent member of the board. He is retired from a high level position at Morgan Stanley and has decades of experience as an advisor on boards of both public and private organizations, according to USAU’s press release. Notably, he founded a non-profit in 2012 that seeks to connect low-income and disadvantaged youth populations with sports to help improve lives. With the creation of the USA Ultimate foundation looking to achieve similar goals within ultimate, Eck’s experience is appealing.

All of the newly elected and appointed board members will serve three year terms that end on December 31st, 2017.

Gwen Ambler, Mike Kinsella, Sandy Park, and Ben Slade will all exit the board later this month as their terms expire at the end of the year.

  1. Charlie Eisenhood
    Charlie Eisenhood

    Charlie Eisenhood is the editor-in-chief of Ultiworld. You can reach him by email (charlie@ultiworld.com) or on Twitter (@ceisenhood).

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