IBBA Announces 2023 Board Election Results and 2024 Chair Elect

Independence, OH – October 4, 2022 –The International Business Brokers Association® (IBBA) is pleased to announce the four individuals elected by membership to serve on its board of governors for the January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2025 term:

Kara Gibson Brzytwa, CBI
First Term
Edmonds, WA

Louis Pereira
Second Term
Salem, NH

Sarah Grossman, CBI
First Term
Needham, MA

Austin Zhao
First Term
Houston, TX

The Board also unanimously approved current board member, Pino Bacinello, CBI of Pacific Mergers and Acquisitions, Inc. in Vancouver, British Columbia as the 2024 Chair of the Board.

“We thank and appreciate all of our candidates, as each has already done so much to support our industry and the IBBA,” stated Randy Bring, 2022 IBBA Chair of the Board.  “We are confident that those elected will continue to lead, grow and evolve our great association into the future, especially with Kyle Griffith at the helm in 2023, and now Pino in 2024.  Pino’s return to the Chair position will come at a pivotal time when we’re expanding our international efforts and grooming our next generation of leaders, functions for which he is perfectly and uniquely suited.”

New board members are identified by the IBBA nominating committing and then elected by membership vote. Each holds a three-year term, with a maximum service of two sequential terms.  The newly elected board members will begin their terms effective January 1, 2023. The committee also presents the Chair recommendation for board approval each year and Chairs serve a one-year term.

About the International Business Brokers Association
Formed in 1984 and with 2,800 members, the International Business Brokers Association• (IBBA) is the largest international not for profit association for business brokers.  The association provides business brokers with education, free benefits, conferences, professional designations, support programs, and networking opportunities, and awards the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI)® designation to qualifying business brokers.  To learn more visit www.ibba.org.

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