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People and Governance

Our People: ACC Instructors, Titled Player-Members, Board Members and Others

(Mouse over each picture for details about the person.)

18 photo(s) Updated on: February 26, 2023
  • Anna Burtasova: Consultant and TWCC Advocate; Titled player, ACC Resident WGM (2008)
  • IM Mark Plotkin: ACC Chess Instructor; Titled Player, IM (2020)
  • Michael Humphreys: ACC Chess instructor; Titled Player, FM (2012)
  • David Filipovich: ACC Chess instructor; Titled Player, NM (pre-1996)
  • Sue Foster: ACC Chess Instructor
  • Eddie Teodoro IV: Titled player, FM (1997)
  • Koosha Jaferian: Titled player, CM (2022)
  • David Southam: Titled player, NM (pre-1996)
  • Olena Kucherenko: Titled player, WCM (2020)
  • George Supol: Director and Club Manager
  • Glen Newbury: Officer and Past Director
  • Keith Denning: Director and Tournament Director
  • Michael Sutton: Director
  • Nicolas Bonnard: Director
  • Salim Belcadi: Board Chair and Club President
  • Mel Directo: Past Director
  • Joey Votto (ACC Member and MLB player) and George Supol
  • ACC Staff (L-R: George, Mel, Michael, Salim, Keith) with GM Hikaru Nakamura

ACC GOVERNANCE (Note: We're all chess players!)

 Title Name Occupation ACC Officers Other Roles 
 Board Chair Salim Belcadi Business executive President Tournament Organizer
 Director Nicolas Bonnard * Management consultant Treasurer
 Director Keith Denning Chess teacher, writer, musician Tournament Director 
 Director George Supol CPA & IT specialist Club Manager Tournament Organizer, Privacy Officer
 Director Michael Sutton Retired IT manager and teacher
 Club Ambassador Technology, Chess 960 & AI/Gaming
 Officer and Past Director Glen Newbury * E-commerce developer IT Consultant 
 Past Director Mel Directo Finance manager, banking industry
 Social Media and Volunteer 

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The last Annual General Meeting of the Club was held on February 13, 2023.

* Elected Directors at our last AGM. Glen Newbury continues as an Officer, though he resigned as a Director. We thank Mel Directo for her service in 2022.  


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