Sharon Tate Moody, a Certified Genealogist (CG) from Sun City Center, Fla., has been elected president of the board of directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the world’s leading professional organization of family history and related professionals. She will succeed J. Mark Lowe, CG, of Springfield, Tenn.
Moody, currently vice president of APG and genealogy columnist for the Tampa Tribune, said, “One of our focuses over the next two years will be to educate the consuming public and the professional community about the broad possibilities of activities that come under the term ‘genealogist.’ We like to think of APG as an umbrella under which we have gathered researchers, lecturers, editors, publishers, columnists, authors, project managers, librarians, language specialists, photographic experts, heir researchers, adoption specialists, historians, and family reunion organizers.” Moody added, “Of course, we will continue to seek opportunities to support professionals in their growth and service to their clients.”
She was among 15 candidates elected to the APG board for two-year terms starting on Jan. 1, 2006. Jake Gehring of Woods Cross, Utah, currently an APG director and a technology writer and lecturer, was elected vice president of the 1,600-member organization. John V. Wylie of Grand Prairie, Texas, vice president for education of the Dallas Genealogical Society, was elected secretary. APG Secretary Beverly Rice, CG, of Coos Bay, Ore., was elected treasurer. She is also secretary of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
Nine regional director positions will be filled by: Suzanne Russo Adams, Accredited Genealogist®, Orem, Utah and Gordon Gray, Colorado Springs, Colo., Region 1 (Western U.S.); David McDonald, CG, DeForest, Wis., and Nancy Waller Thomas, Columbia, Mo., Region 2 (Midwest); Craig Scott, CG, Westminster, Md., and C. Ann Staley, CG, Jacksonville, Fla., both re-elected from Region 3 (Southeast); Pamela S. Eagleson, CG, Kennebunk, Maine and incumbent Maureen A. Taylor, Westwood, Mass., Region 4 (Northeast); and Cornelia Schrader Muggenthaler of Ostra, Italy was returned to office in International Region B.
Gary Mokotoff, Bergenfield, N.J., and Pamela Boyer Porter, CG, CGL (Certified Genealogical Lecturer), Chesterfield, Mo., were elected to one-year terms on the nominations committee.
The Association of Professional Genealogists (http://www.apgen.org/), established in 1979, represents professional genealogists, people in related professions, and others who do professional-quality work for hire or for themselves.