President Laura Osman led this year's annual business meeting, reviewing the accomplishments of 2006. Joined by Programs Chair Wa'el Chehab, Vice President Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan, Communications Chair Mona Eraiba, Strategy Chair Issa Baconi and Nominations Chair Samer Khanachet, Osman also reviewed plans for 2007 and led an open discussion with members to gain their perspective on ABANA programs and publications.
The ABANA Board of Directors also announced the results of the 2007 elections. Nominations Committee Chair Samer Khanachet reported that this year's on-line balloting was successful with votes cast by 158 ABANA members from around the world. Khanachet announced that the following candidates were elected to the 2007 ABANA Board of Directors: Ghassan Atiyah, Esq., Wa'el Bayazid, George Bitar, Wa'el Chehab, Geoffrey Milton, Mahmoud Salem, Tarek Sherlala, A. Rushdi Siddiqui and Omar Wohabe, Esq.
The Board extends its deepest gratitude to all of the members who participated in this election -- as voters and candidates -- and looks forward to continuing its productive work in 2007.
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