SCA announces Board of Directors election candidates

The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) has announced its candidates for the 2019–2020 SCA Board of Directors elections. Nominees include Asli Yaman of Kimma Coffee Roasters, Pamela Chng of Bettr Barista, Katie Booser of Bellwether Coffee, Khalid Al Mulla of Easternmen Trading, Vava Angwenyi of Vava Coffee, and Vera Espindola Rafael of the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food in Mexico. This is the first election to take place at board level since the unification of the Specialty Coffee Association of America and Specialty Coffee Association of Europe in 2017. Dozens of SCA members responded to the call for nominations, and over the month of July, the Nominating Committee interviewed each candidate and evaluated its selections based on a competency, geographic, and membership representation, and experience. In line with the SCA’s diversity and inclusion values, the committee also sought balance in gender and generational representation as well as the inclusion of people of colour. The members elected to serve on the 2019-2020 SCA Board will serve a two-year term running from 1 January, 2019 to 31 December, 2020. SCA Board member responsibilities include the strategic and fiduciary oversight of the SCA, to serve on at least one SCA Advisory Council as a chair or co-chair, and attend and actively participate in board of director meetings. Participating in the SCA as a director is a volunteer position. It is required that an SCA Director be an eligible voting member of the Association. Image of Vava Angwenyi of Vava Coffee at the Re:Co Symposium 2018

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