Society of
Automotive Historians

Officers and Directors

SAH officers are elected for two-year terms and Directors are elected for three-year terms. As of 2020, Officer and Director terms begin and end at the adjournment of the Fall Board Meeting. Prior to 1989 SAH officers were elected for a one-year term which coincided with the calendar year.  

2022 – 2023

President: Robert Barr

Ex Officio: H. Donald Capps

Vice President: Kevin Kirbitz

Secretary: Robert Casey

Treasurer: Rubén Verdés

Directors: Matt Anderson (2021-24), Robert Elton (2021-24), Carla Lesh (2021-24), Christine Lezotte (2022-25), David McGee (2022-25),
John Mohr (2020-23), Dean Nelson (2021-23), Steve Purdy (2022-25), Robert Schmitt (2020-23)







2021 – 2022

President: Robert Barr

Ex Officio: H. Donald Capps

Vice President: Kevin Kirbitz

Secretary: Robert Casey

Treasurer: Rubén Verdés

Directors: Matt Anderson (2021-24), Robert Elton (2021-24), Carla Lesh (2021-24), Christine Lezotte (2019-22), Casey Maxon (2019-22),
John Mohr (2020-23), Dean Nelson (2021-23), Steve Purdy (2019-22), Robert Schmitt (2020-23)

2020 – 2021

President: H. Donald Capps

Ex Officio: Louis Fourie

Vice President: Robert Barr

Secretary: Robert Casey

Treasurer: Rubén Verdés

Directors: Robert Elton, Kevin Kirbitz, Carla Lesh, Christine Lezotte, Casey Maxon, John Mohr, Dean Nelson, Steve Purdy, Robert Schmitt

2019 – 2020

President: H. Donald Capps

Ex Officio: Louis Fourie

Vice President: Robert Barr

Secretary: Robert Casey

Treasurer: Rubén Verdés

Directors: Robert Elton, Kevin Kirbitz, Carla Lesh, Christine Lezotte, John Marino, Casey Maxon, John Mohr, Dean Nelson, Steve Purdy

2018 – 2019

President: Louis Fourie

Ex Officio: Andrew Beckman

Vice President: Ed Garten

Secretary: Robert Casey

Treasurer: Rubén Verdés

Directors: Robert Barr, H. Donald Capps, Robert Elton, Don Keefe, Kevin Kirbitz, Carla Lesh, John Marino, Dean Nelson, Matt Short

2017 – 2018

President: Louis Fourie

Ex Officio: Andrew Beckman

Vice President: Ed Garten

Secretary: Robert Casey

Treasurer: Rubén Verdés

Directors: Robert Barr, H. Donald Capps, Don Keefe, Kevin Kirbitz, Carla Lesh, John Marino, Bob Merlis, Matt Short, Vince Wright

2016 – 2017

President: Andrew Beckman

Ex Officio: John Heitmann

Vice President: Ed Garten

Secretary: Robert Ebert

Treasurer: Rubén Verdés

Directors: Robert Barr, H. Donald Capps, Bob Casey, Louis Fourie, Don Keefe, Carla Lesh, John Marino, Matt Short, Vince Wright

2015 – 2016

President: Andrew Beckman

Ex Officio: John Heitmann

Vice President: Ed Garten

Secretary: Robert Ebert

Treasurer: Rubén Verdés

Directors: Robert Barr (succeeding the late Paul Lashbrook), H. Donald Capps, Bob Casey, Louis Fourie,
John Hull, Carla Lesh, John Marino, Matt Short, Vince Wright

2014 – 2015 

President: John Heitmann

Ex Officio: J. Douglas Leighton

Vice President: Andrew Beckman

Secretary: Robert Ebert

Treasurer: Patrick Bisson

Directors: H. Donald Capps, Robert Casey, Louis Fourie, Ed Garten, Thomas Jakups, Paul Lashbrook,
John Marino, Matt Short (succeeding Chris Ritter), Vince Wright

2013 – 2014

President: John Heitmann

Ex Officio: J. Douglas Leighton

Vice President: Andrew Beckman

Secretary: Robert Ebert

Treasurer: Patrick Bisson

Directors: Peter Bodensteiner, Robert Casey, Ed Garten, Thomas Jakups, Paul Lashbrook, John Marino, Mark Patrick, Chris Ritter, James Wagner

2012 – 2013

President: J. Douglas Leighton

Ex Officio: Susan Davis

Vice President: John Heitmann

Secretary: Robert Ebert

Treasurer: Patrick Bisson

Directors: Andrew Beckman, Robert Casey, Judith Endelman, Thomas Jakups, Paul Lashbrook,
Stanton Lyman, John Marino, Mark Patrick, James Wagner

2011 – 2012

President: J. Douglas Leighton

Ex Officio: Susan Davis

Vice President: John Heitmann

Secretary: Robert Ebert

Treasurer: Patrick Bisson

Directors: Judith Endelman, Thomas Jakups, Leslie Mark Kendall, Paul Lashbrook, Stanton Lyman,
John Marino, Mark Patrick, James Wagner, Steve Wilson

2010 – 2011

President: Susan Davis

Ex Officio: Darwyn Lumley

Vice President: J. Douglas Leighton

Secretary: Robert Ebert

Treasurer: Patrick Bisson

Directors: Judith Endelman, John Heitmann, Thomas Jakups, Leslie Mark Kendall, Paul Lashbrook,
Stanton Lyman, John Marino, Mark Patrick, Steve Wilson

2009 – 2010

President: Susan Davis

Ex Officio: Darwyn Lumley

Vice President: J. Douglas Leighton

Secretary: Robert Ebert

Treasurer: Patrick Bisson

Directors: Judith Endelman, John Heitmann, Thomas Jakups, Leslie Mark Kendall, Paul Lashbrook,
Stanton Lyman, John Marino, Steve Wilson, David Woodhouse

2008 – 2009

President: Darwyn Lumley

Vice President: Susan Davis

Secretary: Arthur Jones

Treasurer: Christopher Foster

Directors: Patrick Bisson, Robert Ebert, Judith Endelman, Paul Lashbrook, J. Douglas Leighton,
Stanton Lyman, John Marino, Steve Wilson, David Woodhouse

2007 – 2008

President: Darwyn Lumley

Vice President: Susan Davis

Secretary: Arthur Jones

Treasurer: Christopher Foster

Directors: Michael Bromley, Robert Ebert, Judith Endelman, Paul Lashbrook, J. Douglas Leighton,
Stanton Lyman, Joseph Malaney, John Marino, Steve Wilson

2006 – 2007

President: Michael Berger

Vice President: Darwyn Lumley

Secretary: Susan Davis

Treasurer: Christopher Foster

Directors: Michael Bromley, Robert Ebert, Arthur Jones, Paul Lashbrook, J. Douglas Leighton,
Stanton Lyman, Joseph Malaney, John Marino, Steve Wilson

2005 – 2006

President: Michael Berger

Vice President: Darwyn Lumley

Secretary: Susan Davis

Treasurer: Christopher Foster

Directors: Michael Bromley, Robert Ebert, Samuel Fiorani, Arthur Jones, Paul Lashbrook,
Stanton Lyman, Joseph Malaney, John Marino, Patricia Yongue

2004 – 2005

President: Joseph Freeman

Vice President: Michael Berger

Secretary: Darwyn Lumley

Treasurer: Christopher Foster

Directors: Michael Bromley, Susan Davis, Robert R. Ebert, Samuel Fiorani, Arthur Jones,
Paul Lashbrook, Stanton Lyman, John Marino, Patricia Yongue

2003 – 2004

President: Joseph Freeman: 

Vice President: Michael Berger

Secretary: Darwyn Lumley

Treasurer: Christopher Foster

Directors: Michael Bromley, Leroy Cole, Susan Davis, Robert Ebert, Samuel Fiorani,
Arthur Jones, Paul Lashbrook, John Marino, Patricia Yongue

2002 – 2003

President: Dale Wells

Vice President: Joseph Freeman

Secretary: Michael Berger

Treasurer: Christopher Foster

Directors: Leroy Cole, Susan Davis, Robert Ebert, Sam Fiorani, Arthur Jones, Paul Lashbrook, Darwyn Lumley, John Marino, James Schild

2001 – 2002

President: Dale Wells 

Vice President: Joseph Freeman

Secretary: Michael Berger

Treasurer: Christopher Foster

Directors: Leroy Cole, Robert Ebert, Sam Fiorani, Charles Houser, Darvin Kuehl, Paul Lashbrook, Darwyn Lumley, Gregg Merksammer, James Schild

2000 – 2001

President: Leroy Cole

Vice President: Joseph Freeman

Secretary: Michael Berger

Treasurer: Christopher Foster

Directors: Robert Ebert, Samuel Fiorani, Charles Houser, Darvin Kuehl, Paul Lashbrook,
Darwyn Lumley, Gregg Merksammer, James Schild, Dale Wells

1999 – 2000

President: Leroy Cole 

Vice President: Joseph Freeman succeeding the late Richard Scharchburg

Secretary: Michael Berger

Treasurer: Christopher Foster

Directors: Samuel Fiorani, Joseph Freeman, Charles Houser, Darvin Kuehl, Paul Lashbrook,
Darwyn Lumley, Fredrick Roe, James Schild, Dale Wells

1998 – 1999

President: Sinclair Powel

Vice President: James Schild

Secretary: Nicholas Fintzelberg

Treasurer: Christopher Foster

Directors: Leroy Cole, Samuel Fiorani, Patrick Foster, Joseph Freeman, Leslie Kendall,
Michael Lamm, Paul Lashbrook, Frederick Roe, Richard Scharchburg

1997 – 1998

President: Sinclair Powel

Vice President: James Schild

Secretary: Nicholas Fintzelberg

Treasurer: Christopher Foster

Directors: Thomas Deptulski, Samuel Fiorani, Patrick Foster, Leslie Kendall, Michael Lamm,
Paul Lashbrook, Frederick Roe, Charles Roy, Richard Scharchburg

1996 – 1997

President: Christopher Foster

Vice President: Sinclair Powell

Secretary: Nan Martin

Treasurer: Paul Lashbrook

Directors: Thomas Deptulski, Helen Earley, Nicholas Fintzelberg, Patrick Foster, Leslie Kendall,
Michael Lamm, James Schild, Matthew Sonfield, Eric Vest

1995 – 1996

President: Christopher Foster

Vice President: Sinclair Powell

Secretary: Nan Martin

Treasurer: Paul Lashbrook

Directors: Patricia Chappell, Thomas Deptulski, Helen Early, Nicholas Fintzelberg, Macdonald Leach,
Jack Martin, James Schild, Matthew Sonfield, Eric Vest

1994 – 1995

President: Z. Taylor Vinson

Vice President: Christopher Foster

Secretary: Nan Martin

Treasurer: James Cox

Directors: Patricia Chappell, Thomas Deptulski, Helen Early, Nicholas Fintzelberg, Skip Marketti,
Jack Martin, Sinclair Powell, Matthew Sonfield, Karl Zahm

1993 – 1994

President: Z. Taylor Vinson

Vice President: Christopher G. Foster

Secretary: Nan E. Martin

Treasurer: James H. Cox

Directors: Patricia E. Chappell, Thomas M. Deptulski, Helen J. Earley, Nicholas Fintzelberg, Paul N. Lashbrook, Jack L. Martin, Sinclair Powell,
Matthew C. Sonfield, Karl S. Zahm

1992 – 1993

President: Jack L. Martin

Vice President: Z. Taylor Vinson

Secretary: Nan E. Martin

Treasurer: James H. Cox

Directors: Patricia E. Chappell, Thomas M. Deptulski, Helen J. Earley, Nicholas Fintzelberg, Christopher G. Foster, Walter E. Gosden, C.J. Haines, Jr.,
Stacey P. Hanley, Paul N. Lashbrook, Matthew C. Sonfield, Karl S. Zahm

1991 – 1992

President: Jack L. Martin

Vice President: Z. Taylor Vinson

Secretary: Nan E. Martin

Treasurer: Robert J. Gary, James H. Cox

Directors: Patricia E. Chappell, James H. Cox, Thomas M. Deptulski, Helen J. Early, C.G. Foster, Walter E. Gosden, C.J. Haines, Jr.,
Stacey P. Hanley, Matt. L. Joseph, Paul N. Lashbrook

1990 – 1991

President: Matt L. Joseph

Vice President: Jack L. Martin

Secretary: James H. Cox

Treasurer: Robert J. Gary

Directors: Thomas M. Deptulski, Helen J. Early, Walter E. Gosden, Stacey P. Hanley, William J. Lewis, Strother MacMinn, Z. Taylor Vinson,
James K. Wagner, James A. Wren

1989 – 1990

President: Matt L. Joseph

Vice President: Jack L. Martin

Secretary: James H. Cox

Treasurer: Robert J. Gary

Directors: William T. Cameron, Thomas M. Deptulski, Helen J. Earley, Walter E. Gosden, John A. Gunnell, Keith Marvin, Strother MacMinn,
James K. Wagner, James A. Wren

1988 – 1989

President: Beverly Rae Kimes

Vice President: Henry Austin Clark

Secretary: Shelby C. Applegate

Treasurer: Robert J. Gary

Directors: T.E. Bonsall, W.T. Cameron, H.J. Earley, C.G. Foster, M.L. Joseph, S. MacMinn, J.L. Martin, K. Marvin, Z.T. Vinson

1988

President: Beverly Rae Kimes

Vice President: Henry Austin Clark

Secretary: Shelby C. Applegate

Treasurer: Robert J. Gary

Directors: T.E. Bonsall, W.T. Cameron, H.J. Earley, C.G. Foster, M.L. Joseph, S. MacMinn, J.L. Martin, K. Marvin, Z.T. Vinson

1987

President: Keith Marvin

Ex Officio: 

Vice President: C.L. Betts

Secretary: S.C. Applegate

Treasurer: G.B.P. Ward

Directors: T.E. Bonsall, W.T. Cameron, J.A. Conde, H.J. Earley, C.G. Foster, M.L. Joseph, J.L. Martin, W.M.P. McCall, Z.T. Vinson

1986

President: Keith Marvin

Vice President: C.L. Betts

Secretary: S.C. Applegate

Treasurer: G.B.P. Ward

Directors: T.E. Bonsall, J.A. Conde, H.J. Earley, M.L. Joseph, D.L. Lewis, J.R. McAlpine, T.E. Warth, W.E. Wray, R.P. Zavitz

1985

President: John A. Conde

Vice President: W.E. Gosden

Secretary: C.L. Betts

Treasurer: G.B.P. Ward

Directors: J.I. Godshall, M. Joseph, D.L. Lewis, J.R. McAlpine, W.M.P. McCall, G. Perschbacher, T.E. Warth, W.E. Wray, R.P Zavitz

1984

President: John A. Conde

Vice President: W.E. Gosden

Secretary: C.L. Betts

Treasurer: G.B.P. Ward

Directors: D.A. Bakken, J.I. Godshall, M. Joseph, B.R. Kimes, D.L. Lewis, W.J. Lewis, W.M.P. McCall, G. Perschbacher, T.E. Warth, R.P Zavitz

1982

President: David L. Lewis

Ex Officio: 

Vice President: K. Marvin

Secretary: C.L. Betts

Treasurer: G.B.P. Ward

Directors: D.A. Bakken, G.H. Dammann, J.I. Godshall, W.E. Gosden, L.G. Helverson, W.M.P. McCall, J.M. Peckham, M.C. Sedgwick

1982

President: David L. Lewis

Vice President: K. Marvin

Secretary: C.L. Betts

Treasurer: G.B.P. Ward

Directors: D.L. Bell, G.H. Dammann, W.E. Gosden, L.G. Helverson, W.S. Jackson, B.R. Kimes, W.J. Lewis, J.M. Peckham, M.C. Sedgwick

1981

President: D.W. Brownell

Vice President: J.A. Conde

Secretary: C.L. Betts

Treasurer: G.B.P. Ward

Directors: D.L. Bell, G.H. Dammann, W.R. Haessner, L.G. Helverson, W.S. Jackson, G.M. Naul, J.M. Peckham, F.D. Roe, L.A. Watson

1980

President: W.Frank Robinson, Jr.

Vice President: D.W. Brownell

Secretary: C.L. Betts

Treasurer: H.L. Applegate

Directors: D.L. Bell, J.J. Bradley, J.A. Conde, W.R. Haessner, W.S. Jackson, D.L. Lewis, R.D. Roe, L.A. Watson, C.B. Weaver

1979

President: W.Frank Robinson, Jr.

Vice President: D.W. Brownell

Secretary: C.L. Betts

Treasurer: H.L. Applegate

Directors: A.R. Bochroch, T.R Chilvers, J.A. Conde, W.R. Haessner, W .S. Jackson, D.L. Lewis, R.D. Roe, L.A. Watson, C.B. Weaver

1978

President: H.L. Applegate

Vice President: M. Lamm

Secretary: C.L. Betts

Treasurer: F.D. Roe

Directors: A.R. Bochroch, D.W. Brownell, T.R. Chilvers, J.A. Conde, M. Duerksen, D.L. Lewis, H.J. Mueller, W.F. Robinson, V.W. Vogel

1977

President: H.L. Applegate

Vice President: M. Lamm

Secretary: C.L. Betts

Treasurer: F.D. Roe

Directors: A.R. Bochroch, T.R. Chilvers, J.A. Conde, M. Duerksen, D.L. Lewis, H.J. Mueller, W.F. Robinson, V.W. Vogel

1976

President: Michael Lamm

Vice President: M.D. Hendry

Secretary: C.L. Betts

Treasurer: F.D. Roe

Directors: J.A. Conde, M. Duerksen, D.L. Lewis, H.J. Mueller, V.W. Vogel

1975

President: Michael Lamm

Vice President: M.J. Worthington-Williams

Secretary: V.W. Vogel

Treasurer: F.D. Roe

Directors: J.A. Conde, D.L. Lewis

1973-75

President: Stanley K. Yost

Vice President: M.J. Worthington-Williams

Secretary: V.W. Vogel

Treasurer: F.D. Roe

1973

President: J.M. Peckham

Vice President: R.B. Brigham

Secretary: V.W. Vogel

Treasurer: W.S. Jackson

1971-72

President: J.M. Peckham

Vice President: R.B. Brigham

Secretary: R.P. Zavitz

Treasurer: G.P. Seeley

1971

President: G. Marshall Naul

Vice President: R.B. Brigham

Secretary: R.P. Zavitz

Treasurer: G.P. Seeley

1969-70

President: G. Marshall Naul

Vice President: R.B. Brigham

Secretary: G.P. Seeley