Election Results for the 2011 Board

The elections for the Michigan Usability Professionals’ Association board is complete, and we are pleased to introduce the 2011 officers! We have new faces on this year’s board:

  • Mike Elledge, Vice President
  • Kelly Sattler, Director of Events
  • Jean Schiller, Treasurer

And returning officers:

  • Mike Beasley, President
  • Deborah Edwards-Onoro, Secretary

Thank you to everyone that voted. We had an incredible amount of participation this year. If you were unable to vote this year, and would like to in future elections, the way to do that is to become a member of the international Usability Professionals Association (UPA). Membership will get you the opportunity to vote for our chapter officers and discounts to our meetings (as well as some excellent benefits like UPA publications).

In addition to a new board, we are very excited to announce three ways that you can get involved as a volunteer and help shape the direction of this chapter, network, and gain valuable experience in visible roles. We are organizing three committees:

Events planning

As a part of this committee, you can help plan Michigan UPA events. Have a topic you’re interested in? You can make sure we do a meeting on it!


This committee will help us reach out to people who don’t know much about MI UPA and tell them about it, and maybe even find ways for us to work together. You may reach out to usability-related professionals that haven’t heard about the chapter, students, and even other professional organizations


Want to think far ahead about what the chapter will look like and what it’ll be doing? This is the committee for you. This committee also focuses on strategies for developing funding for the chapter.

Participating in one of these committees would be a valuable experience. If you are interested or would just like to know more, please contact president@miupa.org. We are also open to ideas! If you have an interest in being involved in another area, such as helping us form and education committee, also get in touch.

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