Board of Directors

The board of directors consists of the four officers who are elected biennially in odd-numbered years. The board of directors sets the general direction of the association subject to the orders of the membership.

Weldon Merritt

Weldon Merritt, PRP, CPP

Weldon L. Merritt, PRP, CPP, of Spokane, Washington, has been a member of the National Association of Parliamentarian (NAP) since 2002, and a Professional Registered Parliamentarian since 2005. In addition to being charter president of the Electronic Association of Parliamentarians, he is a past president of the New Mexico State Association of Parliamentarians and of the Washington State Association of Parliamentarians. He also is a member of the NAP Ethics Committee. In addition to his NAP membership, Weldon has been a member of the American Institute of Parliamentarians (AIP) since 2006, and a Certified Professional Parliamentarian since 2014. He currently serves as a member of the AIP Board of Directors.

Vice PresidentEvan Lemoine
Evan Lemoine, PRP
Rhode Island

Evan A. Lemoine, PRP of Rhode Island has been a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) since 2008, a registered member since 2009, and professionally registered since 2011. He was the charter president of the NAP Electronic Unit (2011), New England Association of Parliamentarians (2013), and Young Professionals Parliamentary Practice Unit (2017). He is a past two-term NAP Treasurer serving 2011-15.

Secretary & Treasurer
Beth Sapp James, PRP

Beth Sapp James, PRP, of League City, Texas, has been a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) since 2010. Beth received the distinction of Parliamentarian of the Year 2017 by the Texas State Association of Parliamentarians (TSAP). Ms. James has served in many local and state positions, including the Charter President of Gulf Coast Parliamentarians (2011). Current positions include NAP Professional Development Committee (Member), the TSAP (Bylaws Committee Chair), Electronic Association of Parliamentarians (Charter Secretary, Treasurer), Gulf Coast Parliamentarians (Parliamentarian), Green Gavel Electronic Unit (Charter First Vice-President).