IASA Treasurer Yuri Shimoda

Dear IASA colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Yuri Shimoda is joining the Executive Board as IASA's new Treasurer. Yuri is the Digital Projects and Preservation Specialist at the University of California, Los Angeles Ethnomusicology Archive. We are grateful Yuri will be joining the Board and we all look forward to working with her. She was acclaimed by the Board to replace acting interim Treasurer, Tommy Sjöberg. 

We would like to extend sincere gratitude and thanks to Tommy for serving as Treasurer for the last 8 years. He joined the Executive Board in January of 2013 and his membership was ratified at the following General Assembly. Tommy has shown significant dedication to IASA and the administrative components of our work benefited greatly from his steady hand. This included an extension to his time as Treasurer after his expected term of office, while a replacement was being found. Besides taking great care of IASA's finances, the IASA Board appreciated the fine photos of Swedish countryside that always preceded the pages of spreadsheets in his financial reports! Let us all send Tommy our best wishes for the future and his return to active participation as a long-serving IASA member.

On behalf of the IASA Executive Board,

Tre Berney