2018-2019 Board of Directors

  • John McCormick (Philadelphia) — President
  • Tom Castelnuovo (Brooklyn) — Vice President
  • Ken Novak (Chicago) — Treasurer
  • Jill Aul (Mid Rivers) — Secretary
  • Bob Gordon (Bergen)
  • Martina Brunner (Westchester)
  • Sharon Stanley (Long Island)
  • Sonja Kueppers (Washington DC)
  • Liz Singer (New York)
  • Hugh Taft-Morales (Baltimore, Philadelphia) — NLC President Liaison
  • Randy Best (Northern Virginia) — NLC Vice-President Liaison
  • Bart Worden — AEU Executive Director, Board ex-officio

2018-19 AEU Board Meetings

March 23, 9am at NYSEC
May 18, 9am at NYSEC
June 20 at AEU Assembly in Tampa, Florida

NYSEC=New York Society for Ethical Culture

AEU Committees

Assembly – Plans and coordinates the AEU national Assemblies
Co-Chairs: Carolyn Parker (Austin) & Law’nence Miller (AEU)

Board Development – Strengthens the AEU’s governance and leadership by recruiting candidates for the AEU board and identifying potential AEU board officers
Chair: Sue Walton (Chicago)

Communications – Publicizes the Societies, Affiliates, Committees, programs, and ethical issues supported by the AEU
Chair: Ken Novak (Chicago)

Ethical Action – Educates AEU, Societies, and public on how to promote personal moral development and social responsibility through direct assistance, social action, and public advocacy
Chair: Carolyn Parker (Austin) & Bob Gordon (Bergen)

Ethical Education – Promotes and organizes lifelong Ethical Culture curriculum
Chair: Sonja Kueppers (Washington DC), Youth of Ethical Societies (YES) Coordinator: Trish Cowan (St. Louis)

Fundraising – Researches, develops, and recommends plans for AEU’s financial health, including development of fundraising initiatives and ethical fundraising standards
Tom Castelnuovo (Brooklyn)

Leadership – Responsible for training Leaders (the clergy of the Ethical Movement), Chaplains, and Officiants who officiate at weddings and other ceremonies. Ethical Culture Leaders promote a deeper understanding of Ethical Culture/Ethical Humanism and work with the Movement to inspire more ethical living.
Leadership Training Dean & Team Leader: Susan Rose (AEU), Training Committee Chair: Kate Lovelady (St. Louis), Chair: Carol Bartell (St Louis) & Jill Aul (Mid Rivers)

Mediation & Law – Provides legal support and conflict resolution when needed
Co-Chairs: Richard Koral (Westchester), Arnold Fishman (Philadelphia)

Membership – Promotes the growth and development of existing and future Ethical Culture Societies, assists in enhancing their effectiveness, and seeks to increase membership
Team Leader: Richard Koral (Westchester)

New Society Development – Assists groups interested in becoming Ethical Societies
Chair: Bill Aul (Mid Rivers)

Personnel – Evaluates staff, updates the Employee Handbook, reviews concerns from staff and sets up a mechanism for redress
Chair: Liz Singer (New York)

Bart Worden, AEU Executive Director, serves ex-officio on all AEU Committees

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