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2024-2025 ELECTION CANDIDATES

How to Vote

It’s time to vote for the 2024-2025 KOPSC Board of Directors. Your vote is important in determining the composition of the Board. As has become our practice in recent years, we are conducting the election via online balloting. This year, you will have the option of voting in advance of – or during – the April monthly meeting. We will send a link to the e-ballot about one week before the meeting. If you prefer to vote at the monthly meeting, you will need to have a smartphone or similar device with internet access so you can scan the QR code that we will provide in order to access the e-ballot.

 

At the April 16th meeting, our Judge of Elections will tabulate the results, and the winners will be announced at the end of the meeting.

 

When you receive the email with the information about voting online, please follow the link to the ballot and let your vote be counted.

 

Please see the list of candidates below. Job descriptions for the Board positions may be reviewed at

https://www.kingofprussiaskiclub.com/board-of-directors.

 

Candidates for the 2024-2025 Board of Directors

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Rick Bunn, Candidate for President

I’m Rick Bunn, current President of KOPSC. I have been a member of the club since 2016. I am married and have two adult children who are also members and have been on KOPSC ski trips with me over the last several years. I started skiing at the age of four and have enjoyed the sport my entire life and have made some great friends at KOPSC events. I am an entrepreneur with business interests in the energy sector, land development and residential home construction. KOPSC has provided me with a lot of enjoyment, and I want to continue to use my business skills to contribute to the ongoing success of the ski club.

I am once again running for the position of President of KOPSC. The last several years, I have been Member-at-Large and Chair of the Ski Trip Planning Committee, working with other members of the club to plan and execute ski trips. My goal as both Member-at-Large and Chair of the Ski Trip Planning Committee was to always make decisions that provided the greatest benefit for the largest number of our members. If I am re-elected as your President, I will continue to work hard to make our club the best it can be for all the KOPSC members.

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Gavin Murdoch, Candidate for Vice President

I have been Vice President of the KOPSC Board since the 2022-2023 ski season. In that role, I have managed the agenda and meetings for the Board and Committee meetings, ensuring we get full engagement and thorough review of club activities and decisions. I am currently running the preparations for the 2024 Spring Banquet with a team of volunteers, and we hope for a great event.

Professionally, I have been in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 32 years, serving in operational, technical, procurement and business development leadership roles for both Merck and Co Inc. and ThermoFisher. As Senior Director for Strategic Partnerships, I have led teams that create novel technology and supply chain solutions to serve customers’ innovative and growth needs. Currently, I am Vice President for Commercial Strategy at Abzena, supporting business development and operational readiness for a research based contract manufacturing focusing on oncology drugs and complex biologic treatments.

I am also an active member of Drug Chemical and Associated Trades, a leading industry business networking organization, serving on multiple committees and as a member of the Board

I hold a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Connecticut, an MBA in Finance from Villanova University, and a Masters in Engineering Management from Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania.

I love to ski, sail, and am learning golf. I am engaged to Laura Riedel, a member I met on a KOPSC ski trip. Our five children and their families will hopefully join us for future trips

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Gary Hough, Candidate for Treasurer

I am Gary Hough, and I have been Treasurer of KOPSC since May of 2022 and would like to continue in that role for the next year. In the past two years, we have streamlined the KOPSC payment system with online payments, DocuSign, and we updated to QuickBooks online.

My wife Jacqueline and I have been members of KOPSC for around 18 years and have been on a ski trip or two every year since then. We have lived in Princeton, NJ since 2006. I grew up in Ewing, NJ and graduated from Rider University in 1981 with a double major in accounting and computer science.

 

I retired in March 2021 after almost 40 years from a business that I had owned and managed since 1992. We had 25 employees and sales of more than $50 million dollars. I spent a significant part of my time overseeing the finances and accounting of the company, including closing the books every month and filling in for my staff as needed. I have even done the company’s bank reconciliations and all types of tax returns if needed.

 

I served on the Board of Trustees for a health insurance program for more than 30 years and helped set strategy and financial oversite. I was the VP of the Fuel Merchants of NJ for more than 25 years.

 

I am very familiar with QuickBooks, as we used this software for two smaller businesses that we owned. I did all of the initial setups and monthly accounting for these two businesses. In addition, I am very familiar with Microsoft Excel software.

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Anne Ceres, Candidate for Secretary

I’m Anne Ceres, and I’m running for the position of Secretary. I have many years of experience as a legal assistant and am also a travel associate with Holidaze Ski Tours, specializing in group cruises and land tours. I have been a member of KOPSC since 2007 and was the Skimeister for a couple of years. I live in Wilmington and love to travel. I have been on a few of our ski trips and am thankful for the many friends I have made here at KOPSC. I would like to give back by serving as the club’s next Secretary.

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Nancy Irvin, Candidate for Member-at-Large

Hi, I am Nancy Irvin and I have been a member of KOPSC for two years. I joined the club because I had friends already in the club and I wanted to be a part of a group that hosts activities and serves the community. I like to keep busy, and besides skiing, I enjoy hiking, running, kayaking, and taking ballet classes. I love animals (especially dogs and cats), and I like to support animal rescues.

I am originally from Northeastern Ohio, where a lot of my extended family still lives. I moved to Pennsylvania when I was a child and have lived in Montgomery County for most of my life. I am a single mother of two sons, 23 and 24 and I have a rescue dog named Lilly, who is a dachshund mix.

I have a degree in sociology/business from Millerville University and a postgraduate degree in paralegal studies. I have been employed in the insurance/disability management industry as a data analyst for more than 20 years.

I have always enjoyed being a part of groups, from being a Girl Scout in elementary school to joining a sorority in college. I was a religious education teacher for nine years at my church and a single parent a member of Parents Without Partners for many years. When I worked in an office, I was a member of the events planning committee. I feel that being a member of these organizations will help me to serve on the ski club Board. People usually describe me as being very friendly and approachable. I am very organized and good at problem solving, and these skills would benefit the club. I have really enjoyed being a member of this club and going to club meetings, ski trips, happy hours, and the spring banquet. I look forward to being more involved and getting to know more people by serving as Member-at-Large.

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