Announcing the 2020 NAUI Board of Director Election Candidates

The Elections Committee announces the official candidate list for the 2020 NAUI Board of Directors election:

  • Ahmed Alansari 52672
  • Richard Alvarez 30773
  • Douglas Bennett 17952
  • Erika Boruff L56496
  • John Duggan 2226
  • Todd Shannon 10986
  • Jonathan “Ford” Turner 53203
  • Simon Yu L11146


These eight candidates will be listed on the ballot for this year’s election. Eligible voting members may also vote for write-in candidates.

The Board has two positions to be filled for four-year terms in the 2020 NAUI Board of Directors election.

Each candidate’s biosketch and position statement will be published in the Board of Directors Election folder in the Member Resources section of CORE and will also be on the ballot.

Each candidate has the option to send two email messages to NAUI members during the election cycle. A third-party email service has been contracted to send these emails.

Opinions contained in any candidate email are those of the candidate. The National Association of Underwater Instructors and NAUI Services Group do not provide or endorse the opinions in any campaign statements made by and distributed by any candidate via mail, email, websites, social media or in person.

Study candidate information, acquaint yourself with the candidates and their positions, and vote for your two choices. Voting instructions will be provided to eligible voting members beginning October 5, 2020. Voting begins Monday, October 5, 2020, at 10 a.m. EST. Voting ends Monday, November 9, 2020, at 5 p.m. EST. Paper ballots are available upon request, and completed paper ballots must be received by 5 p.m. EST on Monday, November 9, 2020, to be counted in this election.

In addition to candidate selection there will be changes to the bylaws on the election ballot. Please be on the lookout for future notifications with detailed changes.

Your opportunity to vote represents a right and responsibility unique to NAUI members. Please take the time to inform yourself of each candidate, then cast your vote. Your vote is extremely important.

The newly elected Directors will take office in January 2021.

Please direct any questions via email to or by mail to Election Coordinator, NAUI Worldwide, 9030 Camden Field Parkway, Riverview, Florida 33578 or by fax to +1 (813) 628-8253.



Michael Feld
Chairman, NAUI Board of Directors