2022 Election Information

The APA Nominations and Elections Committee is appointed each year in January as required by the Constitution and Bylaws.  The committee will determine the timeline and dates of the election and communicate information to the membership including how many positions and what type are open and explain the nominations and elections process.

Since the APA is part of the Michigan Education Association and the National Education Association, there are duties associated with these affiliates which include evening and weekend events including the Representative Assemblies and other appropriate meetings to keep the APA informed of actions by these bodies.

Nominations are open through February 18, 2022 for the APA Election being held March 15 through March 24, 2022 4:00 p.m.   

The 2022 election will include:  

APA Executive Board   

Five (5) three-year positions on APA Executive Board serving 9/1/2022-8/31/2025 

One (1) one-year position on APA Executive Board serving 9/1/2022-8/31/2023 

MEA and NEA Representative Assembly Delegate/Region Council Delegate 

Four (4) three-year positions serving 9/1/2022-8/31/2025 

Individuals must be APA members in good standing to nominate or be nominated for office.    


Candidate Biographies

Five (5) Executive Board Positions – serving 9/1/2022-8/31/2025

An (I) next to candidate name designates an incumbent

Martin McDonough (I)

 MSU Department: Human Resources

Job Title: President / Chairperson – Administrative Professional Association (APA)

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University:  9 years

Email Address:  mmcdonough@mymea.org

Sue Brandt (I)

MSU Department: Student Life and Engagement

Job Title: Administrative Assistant III

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University: 37 years

Email Address: brandts@msu.edu

Becky Jo Farrington (I)

MSU Department: College of Natural Science, Advancement Team

Job Title: Senior Associate Director of Development

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University: 8.8 years

Email Address:  farring5@msu.edu or beckjo203@gmail.com

Elbony Hawkins

MSU Department:  College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Job Title: Administrative Business Manager

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University: 15 years

Email Address: paytonel@msu.edu

Erik Maillard

MSU Department: Student Life and Engagement, Student Involvement and Leadership

Job Title: Assistant Director for Student Government Advising

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University: 7.5 years

Email Address: erik.maillard@gmail.com

Jamie Lynn Marks (I)

MSU Department: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

Job Title: Administrative Business Analyst

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University: 14 years

Email Address:  marksjam@msu.edu

Todd Ring (I)

 MSU Department: Information Technology

Job Title: Lead Technology Trainer

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University: 14 years

Email Address: ringt@msu.edu

Dennis Shubitowski

MSU Department:  College of Engineering, Division of Engineering Research

Job Title: Research Administrator

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University: 24 years

Email Address:  shubitow@msu.edu or shubitowski@gmail.com

Four (4) MEA and NEA Representative Assembly Delegate/Region Council Delegate serving 9/1/2022-8/31/2025

An (I) next to candidate name designates an incumbent

Sue Brandt (I)

MSU Department: Student Life and Engagement

Job Title: Administrative Assistant III

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University: 37 years

Email Address: brandts@msu.edu

 

Becky Jo Farrington

 MSU Department: College of Natural Science, Advancement Team

Job Title: Senior Associate Director of Development

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University:  8.8 years

Email Address:  farring5@msu.edu or beckjo203@gmail.com

Martin McDonough (I)

 MSU Department: Human Resources

Job Title: President / Chairperson – Administrative Professional Association (APA)

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University:  9 years

Email Address:  mmcdonough@mymea.org

Todd Ring (I)

MSU Department: Information Technology

Job Title: Lead Technology Trainer

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University: 14 years

Email Address: ringt@msu.edu


One (1) one-year position on APA Executive Board serving 9/1/2022-8/31/2023 

 An (I) next to candidate name designates an incumbent

Gerlind Kiupel (I)

MSU Department: Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB)

Job Title: Project Controls Engineer/Systems Engineer

Number of Years Employed as a Regular Employee at Michigan State University: 12.5 years

Email Address:  gkiupel@msu.edu