I. 2018 PEN America Election

January 6, 2018

Dear PEN America Member, 

I am pleased to share with you a slate of candidates eligible for election or reelection to our Board of Trustees in 2018. This slate has been offered by the Nominating and Governance Committee with the approval of the full Board of Trustees of PEN America.

This “slate mailing” is being delivered to PEN America Professionals Members via email now for review. On February 5, 2018, we will follow up with an electronic ballot. * In this mailing, you will find the following:

I. Cover Letter
II. Procedure for Elections
III. Slate of Candidates Offered
IV. Biographies of Candidates
V. Submission of an Alternate Slate
VI. Roster of Current Trustees

To be eligible to vote, a Professional Member must be in good standing, which is defined in Article III of PEN America’s bylaws as having paid dues within the previous 12 months. The record date by which dues must have been renewed in order to participate in the upcoming election will be February 2, 2018.

The election results will be announced at the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Members of PEN America, which will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Information on the location and time will be forthcoming.

If you have any questions about the slate or ballot mailings, or if you would like to request a paper version, please contact Grace Linczer, PEN America’s membership and outreach assistant, at (646) 779-4820, or [email protected].


Rebecca Stump

Senior Membership Manager

*Those members without an email address on record will receive these files by mail.