Regional Coordinator Selection Process Wave 2 Results

After a long and thorough selection process, we are now glad to announce the new and renewed Regional Coordinators of:

Johanna VirtanenEurope – North

Johanna Virtanen
Europe – North

Cristiana DionisioItaly & Malta

Cristiana Dionisio
Italy & Malta

Jack DoyleUK, Ireland & South Africa

Jack Doyle
UK, Ireland & South Africa

Cristiana DionisioBrazil (temporary)

Cristiana Dionisio
Brazil (temporary)

Steven BriggsUSA – Central

Steven Briggs
USA – Central

Justin TurnerUSA – SouthEast

Justin Turner
USA – SouthEast

Nicholas SabinUSA – MidAtlantic

Nicholas Sabin
USA – MidAtlantic

Ryan DareAustralia & New Zealand

Ryan Dare
Australia & New Zealand

Carlos HoHispanic America – North

Carlos Ho
Hispanic America – North


We wish to thank David Lyford-Smith , Nathan Brewer and Thales Bittencourt for all the years they have served as Regional Coordinators. Their contribution has been huge and the whole Judge Program could only benefit by their presence among Regional Coordinators. We’ll miss you guys.

On behalf of all Regional Coordinators we wish to welcome Jack Doyle, Ryan Dare and Carlos Ho in the Regional Coordinators group. They will start their Regional Coordinator role shortly counting on the support and experience of David and Nathan who will help in the transition. Carlos will get help from Adrián Estoup who was the RC for the huge Latin America – Spanish region until now, which will now be split into two, as previously announced. The part in the north will be taken care of by Carlos and will be named “Hispanic America – North”, while the southern part will be renamed to “Hispanic America – South”.

During the process we didn’t manage to find a suitable Level 3 candidate for the RC position in Brazil, so we turned to RCs for their help and it was decided that Cristiana Dionisio will help the region during the temporary 6 month period, and the selection will be opened for this region again in the Fall 2017 window.

We also didn’t find a suitable replacement for David Zimet in the USA – SouthWest region, and David decided to keep the position for now and continue his work as RC. We’ve got applications from Level 2 judges in that region and they will be provided with feedback about their applications, so that when they reach Level 3 they could apply for the position when it will be available again.

The selection process has been very difficult and time consuming for all the candidates and for the selection committee and for this reason, Sebastian Pękala, as leader of the process and on behalf of all the panelists, wishes to thank everyone who applied.

Also, Sebastian wishes to thank all the panelists who put focus and dedication to this process for many weeks:

Sergio Pérez
David Lyford-Smith
Adrián Estoup
Kevin Desprez
Sean Catanese
Simon Freiberg
Damián Hiller

It took a lot of time, communication and commitment, we could never thank them enough.