In accordance with the bylaws, the Nominating Committee has nominated the following individuals to the 2022 Board of Directors for the Northeast Region.

Additional nominees or slates of nominees for any or all offices may be proposed by members at any time up to and including the October 13th meeting of the Board. Such nominations will include a signed statement from the nominees that he/she (they) will perform the duties of office if elected.

The nominees and their biographies follow:

Nominee for President: Robert Jacobsen

Robert became a PCA member in 2012 shortly after purchasing his current Guards Red 993 while living in the greater Washington D.C. area. After purchasing the 993, Robert heard about PCA from a fellow member (Founders' Region) while attending a Cars and Coffee event in Great Falls, VA. Originally from central Massachusetts, Robert moved back to Massachusetts in 2014, changing regions to NER. In 2016 Robert joined the NER board as treasurer and served for two years, followed by two additional years on the Board as the VP Admin.

Beyond any Porsche-related activities, Robert is an avid snowboarder, hiker, mountain biker, and anything else outdoors.

After starting his career with State Street Corporation in Boston, Robert then was responsible for the advisory services group for Cambridge Associates in Arlington, VA, and upon moving back to Massachusetts, now co-runs an independent registered investment advisory firm, Assabet Advisors, LLC.

Nominees for co-Vice Presidents of Administration: Glenn Champagne and Betty Mae Mosley

I'M BACK.  And this time – I'm bringing my friends.

Well, my best friend and partner in life, Betty Mae Mosley, Co-VPs Admin.

When Betty and I joined the club, it was about learning all I could about the car I just bought.  Sounds a little strange, backwards, but true.  I knew I bought one of the world's great cars produced by one of the most prestigious car manufacturers in the world.  We agreed to try the club out for a year, and if it wasn't for us, or we didn't like the people, then we were done.  That was 20 years ago.

In 2017 and 2018, I was VP Admin during a period of substantial and greatly needed change.  Board updates, a new website, transition of the NOR'EASTER from print to a PDF online format, and social events throughout the region.  I produced events on the north shore, south shore, Rhode Island, and in Boston.  The summer party made its inaugural debut, and The Gala, produced in a new format and new venues, attracted consecutive record turnouts of 171 and 191, respectively.    A visit to Paul Russell sold out in 8 minutes. I established the relationship with University Station in Westwood, which has hosted numerous cars & coffee events and our recent Newcomers meeting. Co-producing along the way was Betty Mae Mosley.

Betty has been a volunteer at many NER social and driving events over the years. She is a Business Analyst at Fidelity.  She is a founding member of ASPIRE-Rhode Island , Global co-lead, and a mentor of the Fidelity ASPIRE program, where she created and implemented a mentoring/buddy program concentrating on diversity and inclusion for interns across multiple business units.

Clearly, my better "7/8ths", she is an excellent cook with a fine taste in wines whose dinner invite is not one to decline.

I am a software refugee who turned to the dark side, investing in early-stage technology companies.  I am a board director emeritus of Launchpad Venture Group, and a business alum of Oracle, Business Objects, and IBM.  If you learn one thing about tech startups, is that change is constant.  Innovation, evolution, and growth is the norm, not the exception.

Betty and I live in Needham and West Tisbury with our two cats, Jabba the Hutt and George of the Jungle.   Unlike us, they cannot drive a Porsche 911, drink Burgundy wines, and eat excellent food.  Nowadays, we eat more oysters on Martha's Vineyard, enjoy NER autocross racing, and plan our Stowe VT ski and snowshoe season.

Vice President of Driving Events: Jerome Gangitano

Greetings.  I am Jerome Gangitano, and I am honored and excited to be nominated to serve as the Vice President of Driving on the Board of NER PCA.   I have previously served on the Board as Membership Chair.   I am looking forward to having the opportunity to serve on the Board again.

I became a PCA member in 2014 upon the purchase of my first Porsche, a Navy Blue 911 4S Cabriolet with a tan interior.   My love affair with Porsche started in 1985 when I saw my first Porsche up close at a Nordstrom in San Diego, CA; a beautiful Navy Blue 911 with a tan interior.   My love was enhanced as I had the opportunity many times to ride in a White 911 Targa owned by the father of a good friend.   I was so turned on by the speed and the handling.   I can still remember the first turn we took at a higher speed as we joined up with Interstate 8, "Wow"!

Soon after purchasing my 911 C4S and through discussions about how much I enjoyed the thrill of driving, I was encouraged to try driving in Autocross(AX) and/or Drivers Education(DE) events.   So, I did just that and participated in my first autocross event in 2015.  I enjoyed it very much.   My time driving was sidetracked in 2016 due to an accident, but I jumped right back into it in 2017 when I started my first DE event at Thompsons Motor Speedway.   I loved it and was immediately hooked (I was warned how addicting it was!).   I really enjoyed the safe, collegial, and learning environment.   My driving journey in DE continued from there, participating in several events at different tracks.   I was privileged to have great instructors in my right seat, helping me to improve my line and my times while being safe and courteous at all times.

After driving in events as a Solo driver and in my continued quest to improve, I decided to step into a 911 GT3.   So, I was like, "ok, now how do I get to know this beast."   I was fortunate to be able to take her out on a wet AX track at LimeRock prior to my first DE event of the year.   I turned the nannies off and had fun working to control a rear-wheeled Porsche with lots of power.   It was such a valuable learning experience! 

So, I continued with many DE events, continually working to improve my performance.   Beyond this quest, and more importantly, I have had the opportunity to spend time with so many great people and have made many good friends.   Each event is time well spent with each other and with our shared passion for driving. 

Off the track, I live in Back Bay, Boston.   I am also an avid boater and spend time out on the water.   Some of my friends from DE have joined me on the boat for afternoons under the sun.   As you might imagine, we talk mostly about driving.   Perfect.

Nominee for Treasurer: Kristin Larson

My name is Kristin Larson, and I am honored to be nominated for a second year as Treasurer of NER.   I have been a member of NER since 2009 with Dave Berman, and we have owned 6 Porsches over the years.  We currently drive the "Apple" car at DE, both as Instructors.  While our recent focus has been on DE, we have also participated in Autocross and other socials over the years.  I have also been involved with PCA my entire life as I grew up going to race tracks as my parents both participated in DE and numerous other positions within NNJR. 

I had spent 9 previous years on the NER board as Treasurer, President, and Past President and looking forward to going back on the Board.  I am a Certified Public Accountant with most of my 25 years of experience working in small to mid-size companies, so handling the books of a company is second nature to me.  I have seen many advancements in my previous years on the Board and encouraged by the desire to further the strength of Board and all of NER.

Dave and I currently live in Acton, MA, with our dogs Cam and JoJo and cat Blue.  Over the past year, in addition, to track events, we go on daily walks with the dogs.

Nominee for Secretary: Erick Aubin

My name is Erick Aubin, and I joined the Porsche club in 2014. For the first few years I was in the club, the extent of my participation was reading a fancy PCA periodical. This was a little off-brand for me having been an avid participant in activities and eventually becoming a community organizer for the New England Honda S2000 Owners Club. 

Before I had my early mid-life crisis and purchased a 2006 Cayman S while my girlfriend was away on a business trip, I cycled through a number of sports cars from an MR2 Turbo to a Camaro Z28, the S2000, and a bunch of oddballs in between.

Fast forward to 2018's Car Control Clinic and the reverse-psychology effort to get my girlfriend out to try Autocross which was a success, and we're still heavily involved with it today.

After the last four years' attempt to achieve competency at Autocross and getting to know the members of the community at various social events, I am honored to be nominated for club secretary in 2022. I've been able to observe the inner workings of the Board's Zoom meetings for the last year or so with Lisa's involvement as VP of Administration, and I believe I am ready to take on the important task of sharing that experience with all of you in the monthly meeting minutes.

It's been 7 years since I got my first Porsche, and my enthusiasm has manifested itself into a second mid-life crisis where I picked up yet another Cayman in 2021, this time the GTS 4.0. If elected, I look forward to bringing this same enthusiasm to serving on the NER PCA board for 2022.

Nominee for Membership Chair: Lisa Burke

I'm Lisa Burke, and I joined the club in 2014 after my significant other purchased a surprise 2006 Cayman S while I was away on a business trip.  (Who, by the way, is the nominee for NER Secretary in 2022.) Prior to getting the Porsche, we enjoyed the social benefits of a car club as members of the local Honda S2000 group (and still do). Often people think social events are "nice to have" in a car club, but there is so much more to this community than performance driving events, and I was honored to head up the social activity planning as VP of Administration in 2021. 

In my first couple of years in NER PCA, I enjoyed the newcomers meeting, winter warmers, summer parties, and many a cars and coffee, but it was the Car Control Clinic, a.k.a. Autocross School (and the subsequent addiction to Autocross) that really cemented my appreciation for this club and the people in it.

In 2019 I took on the monthly email blast publication where I learned just how many events this club promotes, and in 2020 I was proud to report that along with fellow my fellow Rally Masters, we revived the family-friendly Gimmick Rally discipline for NER PCA. 4 down by the end of 2021 and many more to come!

I've been lucky enough to meet many of you at the gate for Autocross check-in, or as a volunteer at 2018 Porsche On The Mountain, during the silent auction at 2019's Gala or more recently at the 2020 & 2021 rallies. For those I have not met yet, especially new members or those who haven't made it out to many events in the past, I will do my best to pay forward the same enthusiastic welcome to you that was extended to me when I started getting out there.

For 2022 I've been nominated to move into the Membership Chair role, and I look forward to being a point of contact to welcome new members as well as helping our current members connect with the people and activities that will ensure they get the most out of their favorite Porsches and the PCA experience.

Nominee for Vice President of Communications: Luis Rivera

I joined PCA about 2.5 years ago, having just restored an 83 944 with my dad. I wanted to learn more about these cars and meet other Porsche owners, so I did a google search and found NER in my area. I quickly joined, started getting Panorama in the mail, and realized there's a TON of cool events (social and driving) that I could participate in. My first PCA event was the Summer Party 2019 - where I took the cornhole crown from Bill Seymour. This close defeat sparked a rivalry and camaraderie between myself and Bill, so I stayed in touch, started bugging him, and this led to meeting Sterling Vernon and working on a project before COVID hit. The world slowed down, and not being able to sit still, I got more involved on the comms side, trying to jump into anything PCA-related.

I've been on the Board just shy of a year but have met a ton of creative, dynamic, and intelligent people at NER, who all share the same passion and interest for these cars. You've taught me a lot in my short time on the Comms team by allowing me to share your stories and work with the Board to bring new ideas and experiences to life. I'd like to keep doing that for NER and our members.

My qualifications:

Porsche enthusiast turned full-blown Porsche addict

15+ years of Digital Communications experience - I enjoy using my professional skill set for PCA stuff

I am an intergenerational interpreter and middle person who can translate information from millennials to boomers and vice versa 🙂 (Doesn't mean we'll be making 356 tik-tok videos anytime soon, however)

My goals if elected

 I simply want to keep doing cool, fun, and exciting things for the club and our NER crew. Already being here for the short time I have, PCA has given me rad experiences and the chance to meet really awesome people. Why not pay it back and keep feeding that awesome cycle?

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