2022 American Evaluation Association Election

Thank you for taking the time to vote for your incoming 2023-2025 AEA Board leadership. The race was close and we're certain the choice between all of the talented candidates was not an easy decision to make. It is with great pleasure that we share with you the outcome of the 2022 election for the American Evaluation Association Board of Directors.

Felicia R. Bohanon, Ed.D., Northern Illinois University

AEA President-Elect

Tom Chapel, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Guest Researcher

AEA Treasurer

Kerry Bruce, North End Consulting LLC

AEA Board Member-at-Large

Sebastian Lemire, Abt Associates

AEA Board Member-at-Large

Cynthia Phillips, Decision Catalyst LLC

AEA Board Member-at-Large

The election was open from November 4 through December 1 and received 957 votes (18.1% response rate). For comparison, recent historical voting rates are noted below.


472       Felicia Bohanon

472       Wanda Casillas


611      Thomas Chapel

299      Stephen Bell


585      Kerry Bruce

521       Cynthia Phillips

420       Sebastian Lemire

407       Gregory Phillips II

388       Mansoor Kazi

213       Todd Franke

* In the event of a tie, Section 2C of Article VI of AEA's governing policy manual states:

The candidate for each of­fice receiving the largest number of votes shall be considered elected. In case of a tie, the Board of Directors shall select the offi­cer from the tied candidates by majority vote or, in the case of a tie on the Board, by lot.

A confidential Board runoff vote was conducted by our vendor, Vote Now, per the above policy to determine the President-Elect. Candidate Felicia Bohanon was asked to recuse herself from the vote as a sitting Board Officer.

Recent Historical Voting Percentages:

2021 - 18.9% of eligible members; 1001 votes cast

2020 - 21.9% of eligible members; 1253 votes cast

2019 - 16% of eligible members; 1076 votes cast

2018 - 15% of eligible members, 1073 votes cast

2017 - 14.1% of eligible members, 1048 votes cast

2016 - 15.2% of eligible members, 1131 votes cast

2015 - 18.9% of eligible members, 1327 votes cast

2014 - 16.4% of eligible members, 1173 votes cast

Congratulations to our newest AEA Board Directors and thank you to those who took the time to vote!