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Last updated April 8, 2024


All current members of the BPA may vote regardless of membership level—including all paid pre-registrants of the 2024 World Boardgaming Championships—except those purchasing one-day Guest passes. Votes will be recorded in accordance with membership status as outlined on the membership page and are weighted appropriately by election officials. Those elected to the BPA Board will serve three-year terms through the 2027 convention season. The new Board will be introduced during the BPA Annual Meeting on Tuesday, July 23, at 3 p.m.  in the Grand Ballroom at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs, PA. All BPA members are invited to attend.

In order to vote, use our electronic ballot. The e-mail you supply with your vote must match the e-mail we have on file for you. Each member may cast only one ballot, and may vote for up to three (3) individual candidates on that ballot. Multiple ballots from the same e-mail address will be disqualified. The final day to vote is June 15, 2024. In order for your vote to count, you must cast your ballot on the website no later than midnight ET on June 15, 2024.

The last day to join the BPA in order to be eligible to vote is June 15, the "Record Date". In order for the Vote to count, a quorum of ten percent (10%) of all members who have joined the BPA as of the Record Date must cast valid ballots on or before the Final Voting Date. We anticipate the Quorum will be approximately 125 voters.

NOTE: Any member may run for election as a Director. Candidates must comply with the Board’s nomination rules in order to be placed on the ballot. The three candidates receiving the most votes will be elected.




[  ] Randy Buehler - From my first WBC I knew immediately I’d be coming back for the rest of my life. I’ve competed in games ranging from Euros to wargames to late night games winning two Caesars, a Consul, and a Team Tournament along the way. However, the best part of WBC is the friendships.

I’ve been a GM every year since my second. Now that I’m retired, I have even more time to spend helping WBC continue to thrive for years to come. My experience in game design, tournament design, and event planning for Wizards of the Coast all comes in handy when thinking about WBC. In addition to designing formats for Magic the Gathering’s Pro Tour, I also run my own board game event every year, and I put together the online event system that Meeple League has been using for years. I’d love to bring all this perspective to the board.

[  ] Robb Effinger - WBC’s great. You know it, I know it - that’s why we come back every year. It has a wide variety of games, friends old and new, fierce-but-friendly tournaments, open gaming, and everything in between. Preserving this greatness is important - we shouldn’t lose what it is we love about this convention. I’ve been attending for 20 years and GMing for 10, and have no plans to stop.

Being great doesn’t allow us to rest on our laurels. The website needs an update. GMing is hard work, and we could do things (create tools, streamline processes) to make it easier and more accessible - while still preserving existing workflows. In addition to my experience as a player and GM, I have 17 years of experience as a Software Engineer, leading teams and designing the kinds of process changes and technical support I want to bring to WBC.

[  ] Andy Lewis - I would like to continue on the Board to ensure the composition of the Century and overall tournament offerings remain a good mix for all the different types of attendees. I bring a personal perspective as a gamer of over 50 years who participates yearly in wargame, sports, Euro and late night events. I have attended every WBC and its predecessor since 1993. It has been our family vacation for all those years. I also represent the perspective of the vendors and publishers as a VP of GMT Games. I want to continue to insure WBC remains the highlight of the year for my family and all gamers.

[  ] Rebecca Roppolo - Since my first attendance at the World Boardgaming Convention as a Junior, the WBC has been a permanent feature event of my year. Twenty-Three conventions later, I am excited to throw my hat into the ring again for the BPA Board of Directors. I have served on the Board of Directors since 2019 and served as BPA Secretary for several of those years

Growing up in this community has been immensely influential in my life and I am committed to ensuring the continued success of the WBC. My background in monitoring and evaluation will allow me to contribute to assessing needs and opportunities to improve the WBC experience for all. I believe I bring a unique perspective and strong voice to the Board.

[  ] Laurie Wojtaszczyk - I have attended WBC for well over 20 years. I was the Junior Room Coordinator for 10+ years, a Junior’s GM, and as Assistant GM for a few adult events.

I spent 19 years as an elementary school teacher and Principal, 5 years as a Parish Manager, and am currently a Data Specialist and Event Coordinator in the Superintendent’s Office. This educational background has given me strong skills for managing people and events, training in conflict management, and experience in creating welcoming spaces.

If elected, I would like to continue to make WBC a warm and welcoming place for new attendees. I would like to create a program where new attendees can reach out to a mentor for guidance and help during the week. I would like to continue to nurture our Juniors through a strong viable program to become competitive, competent, and friendly gamers.

I love WBC. I have made lifelong friends here – who have become like family. I would like to be elected to help support this family to the best of my ability. I am always willing to listen and try to come up with solutions. My background knowledge and skills lend well to me being an excellent board member, who will work hard for you.

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