Friday, August 7, 2020


2020 USPA Board of Directors National Special Election

Step 1: READ

The USPA Board of Directors is soliciting eligible candidates to fill an upcoming board vacancy that will be created when Albert Berchtold resigns his national director seat this fall to assume the executive director position at USPA Headquarters. All USPA annual and lifetime members in good standing who are at least age 18 on or before November 2, 2020, and have at least two years of cumulative membership are eligible to run for the seat. Those who wish to be included on the ballot must submit these required election materials no later than 5:00 PM EDT, of September 14, 2020.

  • Director Candidate Biography form (see Step 2)
  • An acceptable photograph (see Step 2)
  • A non-refundable $50 filing fee (see Step 3)

From November 2-30, USPA will conduct a special election among all members to fill the remainder of the board term, which ends just prior to the winter 2022 board meeting, likely in January or February 2022.


Director Candidate Biography

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Please keep statement to no more than 250 words. Statements in excess of 250 words will be edited to fit. You can copy and paste from a Word document here below. You will not be able to change your Candidate Statement after this submission.

A suitable current portrait-style photograph must be received by 5:00 PM EDT, September 14, 2020. You may submit it now using this form, email it to, or mail it to USPA Headquarters.

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Step 3: PAY

Candidate Fee must be received by 5:00 PM EDT, September 14, 2020. You may login and pay now online using this form, or you can submit a check or money order to USPA Headquarters. This fee is non-refundable. If you do not meet the qualifications for candidacy, you will not be issued a refund.

Election Filing Fee-non refundable $50.00