American Bonsai Society's Board of Directors & Officers


Organizational Structure
American Bonsai Society's organizational structure consists of a board of directors, president, officers, executive secretary and journal editor. We do not have headquarters or an office. The Board of Directors (up to 25 in number) oversees the strategic direction and goals for the organization. The President is responsible for implementing the board's directions as well as overseeing the operations of officers and the executive secretary.

Our Officers are responsible for keeping the organization moving forward. Their duties include developing educational programs, guiding the efforts of the annual symposium coordinator, recruiting members, recording the organization's business meetings, tracking and finding finances.

The Executive Secretary is responsible for the day to day tasks needed to keep the organization operating smoothly. This includes central registration processing and maintaining the list of members, responding to business inquiries, etc..

The ABS Journal Editor is responsible for layout, content, and timely publishing of the Bonsai: Journal of the American Bonsai Society, which is the most visible part of the ABS organization.

ABS Officers
President - Karen Harkaway of Moorestown, NJ
Vice President - Helene Magruder of Indianola, IA
Executive Secretary - Barbara Bogan of Lynnville, IN
Secretary - Dave Paris of Fairport, NY
Treasurer - George Buehler of Prospect, KY
Past President - George Buehler of Prospect, KY

ABS Board of Directors
Doug Hawley of Cincinnati, OH - 2017
David Hodgetts of Albany, NY - 2017
Andy Smith of Deadwood, SD - 2017
Paul Stokes of Madison, WI - 2017
Cheryl Sykora of Hudson, WI - 2017
David Bogan of Lynnville, IN - 2018
Scott Chadd of Placerville, CA - 2018
John Denton of Montgomery, TX - 2018
Karen Harkaway of Moorestown, NJ - 2018
Cullen Mariacher of Altamonte Springs, FL - 2018
Pauline Muth of West Charlton, NY - 2018
John Wiessinger of Ithica, NY - 2018
Mark Fields of Greenwood, IN - 2019
Brussel Martin of Collierville, TN - 2019
Helene Magruder of Indianola, IA - 2019
Dave Paris of Fairport, NY - 2019
John Ruth of Westminister, MD - 2019
Todd Schlafer of Denver, CO - 2019
Ed Trout of Pembroke Pines, FL - 2019
Michael Ryan Bell of Jackson, MS - 2020
Stu Charlesworth of Littleton, MA - 2020
Adam Lavigne of Orlando, FL - 2020
Andrew Robson of Milwaukie, OR - 2020
Michael Simmons of Lansing, MI - 2020

Webstore - Dan Turner

Journal - Robert King
Website - Cullen Mariacher
Advertising - John Denton
Newsletter - Dave Paris

ABS Executive Secretary
Barbara Bogan
PO Box 6
Lynnville, IN 47619, U.S.A
Telephone: (812) 922-5451