ATypI, the global typography association, is pleased to welcome all 8 proposed board members (elected or re-elected) to its Board of Directors. Being on the ATypI board is a great way to serve and give back to the broader typographic community, and these people have all volunteered their time for this purpose.
New board members:
- Nada Abdallah, United Arab Emirates
- Laurence Penney, United Kingdom
- Marek Z. Jeziorek, USA/Poland
- Clare Bell, Ireland
- Jordan Bell, USA (effective Jan 1, 2024)
- Carima El-Behairy, USA (effective Jan 1, 2024)
Re-elected board members:
This 2023–2024 election had spots open for different cycles, according to the ending terms of board members. Four currently vacant spots were immediately filled, while the other four spots will be vacant in January 2024.
Nada, Laurence, Marek, and Clare were elected for the first time for three-year terms until August 2026.
Our Vice-President Sumanthri, and Tetsuo, were both re-elected. Carima was elected back to the board after some time away. Jordan was elected for the first time. They will join the board in January of 2024.
Last September 8th, during our Board meeting, we welcomed the newly elected members. Thomas Phinney (USA), was elected the new President of ATypI, Sumanthri Samarawickrama (Sri Lanka) was re-elected as Vice President, and Henrique Nardi was appointed Acting Secretary.
We would also like to bid farewell to our now-former board members Laura Meseguer (Spain), Yves Peters (Belgium), and Crystian Cruz (Brazil/Australia), who served for two full three-year terms on the board and contributed significantly to ATypI. With the arrival of newly elected members, we would like to acknowledge their valuable contributions to the association.
Laura Meseguer led the Design team and developed the association’s visual identity, while Yves Peters served as Treasurer and also played a crucial role in ATypI’s communication efforts through his writing. Crystian Cruz was deeply involved in the planning of ATypI Paris, and was appointed President during the last year of his second term as a board member. All three endured one of the most challenging times for ATypI during the pandemic, and helped the association to reinvent itself through online events such as ATypI All Over and the Type Techs.
We would like to thank them for their dedication and hard work during their tenure. Though they are no longer board members, Yves and Crystian continue to volunteer and support ATypI in various ways, including assisting with communication and the Brisbane Program committees, respectively.