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2017 PDGA Election Results

The votes from the 2017 PDGA Elections are in and have been counted! The elections took place last month and voting ended on July 31st. A total of 34,267 ballots were sent out to eligible members with 5,244 members voting, representing a participation rate of 15.30% of eligible voters. 

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PDGA Global Board of Directors

Full PDGA Global Board of Directors Election Results »

A Board of Directors is a requirement for non-profit status and is mandated by the PDGA Bylaws. In addition to semi-annual summit meetings, the board and staff conduct monthly teleconference calls and ongoing communication to accomplish required business. 

In accordance with the PDGA Bylaws, two at-large Board member positions were up for election in 2017, currently held by Rebecca Duffy #33115 and Robert Decker #17745. The two candidates who obtained the most votes in our annual elections will secure office and serve 3-year terms from September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2020.

It's important to note that Rebecca Duffy currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors. With her position being replaced, a new President will be selected by the Board members in September.  

With the votes officially tallied, we are excited to welcome two new PDGA members to the PDGA Board of Directors!

David Foss #68895 - Virginia


  • Location: Burke, VA
  • Born: 1978
  • Gender: Male
  • Education: B.S. Secondary Social Studies Education, Bowling Green State University, 2001
  • Occupation: History teacher

View Dave's Candidate Bio and Statement »

Nate Heinold #49340 - Illinois


  • Location: Washington, IL
  • Born: 1986
  • Gender: Male
  • Education: MBA, Illinois State University; CPCU
  • Occupation: VP, Ledgestone Insurance

View Nate's Candidate Bio and Statement »

PDGA Europe Board of Directors

Full PDGA Europe Board of Directors Election Results »

The results of the first ever PDGA Europe Board of Directors election are in! Responsibilities include attending summit meetings, conducting monthly teleconference calls and ongoing communication to accomplish required business. Some of the Board’s main activities include: setting PDGA Europe policies; hiring and supervision of a Continental Director responsible for headquarters, staff, and ongoing operations; financial management including annual budget; identification of responsible future Board members; and representing the membership’s visions for the future of the sport and the association.

The initial PDGA Europe Board will consist of four European members, as well as three members who are appointed from North America. The PDGA Europe Board will consist of seven total members.
The four candidates who obtained the most votes and will serve three-year terms from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2020 are:

Natalie Holloköi #4455 - Switzerland

  • Location: Winterthur, Switzerland Born: 1977
  • Gender: Female
  • Education: Bachelor of Administrations (finishing in 2018 Master of Coaching and Management Consulting)
  • Occupation:
    • Freelancer
    • Senior Consultant Quality Assurance and Business Coaching/Change Management

View Natalie's Candidate Bio and Statement »

Richard Kollar #61991 - Slovakia

  • Location: Bratislava, Slovakia Born: 1974
  • Gender: Male
  • Education:
    • Ph.D., 2004 – University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
    • MSc., 1998 – Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Occupation:
    • Associate Professor in Mathematics
    • Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

View Richard's Candidate Bio and Statement »

Seamus Scanlon #11756 - United Kingdom

  • Location: North Berwick, United Kingdom Born: 1968
  • Gender: Male
  • Education: Worcester State College, Worcester Massachusetts, USA
  • Occupation: Business Owner

View Seamus's Candidate Bio and Statement »

Kajsa Wickström #57521 - Finland

  • Location: Oulu, Finland Born: 1980
  • Gender: Female
  • Education: Master of Arts, with a degree in Nordic Languages. PhD researcher.
  • Occupation: Entrepreneur

View Kajsa's Candidate Bio and Statement »

State/Province Coordinators

Full State/Province Coordinators Elections Results »

The State Coordinators and Provincial Coordinators represent more than 50 key PDGA volunteer positions. Each year approximately half of US State and Canadian Province Coordinators are elected for two-year terms. The candidates who obtained the most votes and who will take office September 1st are shown in the table below.

State/Province Name PDGA #
Alabama Ben Swam 52875
Alberta Ron Falconer 23419
Arkansas Matt Loyd 40462
Armed Forces Overseas Tom Kunneke 51668
California (North) Jennifer Kniseley 13273
Colorado Ray Woodruff 32728
Delaware Jimi McIlvain 13003
Georgia Courtney McCoy 18835
Idaho Brandon Merzlock 24795
Indiana Steve Boylan 6542
Kansas Scott Reek 12824
Louisiana Keith Bodin 7134
Manitoba Joel Dion 61065
Minnesota Jason Wilder 17523
Missouri Mike Porter 30408
Nebraska Nick Whited 62124
New Hampshire Kenneth Bovill 79006
New Mexico Marcos Castillo 39338
North Carolina Phil Lawrence 38083
Ohio Ken Rollins 7030
Ontario Chris Ozolin 55049
Pennslyvania Chas Ford 12850
Quebec Christian Vanier 67574
Rhode Island T.M. Dyer 5078
Saskatchewan Murray James Gordon 19521
South Dakota Cary Muilenburg 60072
Texas (South) Stephanie Vincent 29947
Vermont Jeff Spring 43994
Washington John Andersen 19996
Wisconsin Terry Miller 10738

The PDGA asks all of our members to join us in thanking outgoing state/province coordinators, for all of their volunteer time dedicated to the betterment of the association and the sport of disc golf.

Thank you for participating in the 2017 PDGA Elections!