The Sunday morning Board of Governors typically closes out the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, but this year the meeting was held over three hours on Tuesday night via Zoom Webinar. With an extensive agenda to cover, the USEA Board, including the four new members who were elected at Saturday’s Annual Meeting, made motions, voted, and fairly conducted the business of the Association.
Traditionally, two USEA Board of Governors meetings are held during the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention that takes place every December. This year, with the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention being held virtually, the two Board of Governors meetings have been condensed into one and will be held virtually tomorrow, Tuesday, December 15 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern time via Zoom.
Like many other things this year, the annual summer meeting of the USEA Board of Governors looked very different in 2020. The 21 Governors spent two days meeting virtually from their homes around the country. This was USEA President Max Corcoran’s first August board meeting at the helm and she opened the call by thanking the Board for their time so far this year as conference calls have been frequent.
The 21 members of the USEA Board of Governors represent all the different factions of the U.S. eventing community, including professional riders, adult amateurs, owners, organizers, officials, veterinarians, and more. There is a president, one representative for each of the 10 USEA Areas, and the remaining 10 represent the demographics of the sport.
Newly minted USEA President Max Corcoran opened the final Board of Governors meeting of the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in Boston, Massachusetts by sharing her enthusiasm for her new position.
For 60 years the members of the USEA have been coming together to discuss the business of the Association and make important decisions to keep the sport of eventing thriving in America. The USEA Annual Meeting & Convention has turned into four days full of meetings and more, but the Annual Meeting remains the backbone.
Carol Kozlowski presided over her final Board of Governors meeting as USEA President this afternoon at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in Boston, Massachusetts. After the meeting was called to order, Kozlowski delivered her President’s Report in which she highlighted the accomplishments of the Association as a whole, but also thanked each of the Vice Presidents and Governors for their contributions to the USEA.
Carol Kozlowski presided over her final summer USEA Board of Governors meeting as USEA President as her term ends this December. Kozlowski made sure to pack a lot into the meeting with the Governors spending two days going over a multitude of items.
The first USEA Board of Governors was made up of 11 members of the eventing community dedicated to educating equestrians about the sport and developing the sport’s structure at the national level. Today, the Board’s mission remains largely the same as it was in 1959, with its 21 members focused on ensuring the future of our sport.
On the final USEA Podcast of 2018, USEA President Carol Kozlowski reflects on the past two years of her presidency and what she hopes to accomplish during her third and final year as President in 2019. Then, USEA President Elect Max Corcoran, who will take over from Kozlowski in 2020, talks about her background and her vision for the future of the USEA.
Groom and organizer Max Corcoran will soon be adding another accolade to her already impressive list of accomplishments. In 2020, she will be taking on the role of USEA President, bringing her unique perspective as a groom and organizer to the table.