FBA Elections – 2017


This year there are four board positions up for reelection; President, Secretary and two Director seats. For the Director seats the two nominees with the most votes will be considered the winners. Listed below are the people nominated to run for those positions. The nomination period is from October 1st through October 31st. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else (with their permission) please email the FBA IT Committe with a one or two paragraph info page and a photo.




Jim Dehne

My name is Jim Dehne. I am running for a position on the FBA Board of Directors. I have been involved in all aspects of our association. I have been a member of a cook team that cooked both Backyard and Professional. I became a judge and progressed to the level of Master Judge. I now spend most of my FBA time as a Contest Representative. I also have 5 years of Board of Directors experience in my work professional State Association including Training and Certification chair, President and a life member Past President.

I think the FBA is a Great organization. With contest numbers shrinking, I would like to work with the current organizers, board members, and the association as a whole to revitalize some of these contests and find new ways to entice  prospective organizers to have their contest sanctioned through the FBA. If any member has any questions of me, please do not hesitate to contact me.