UNIMA MEMBERS OF HONOR FROM THE USA
Personalities who have made an extraordinary contribution to the development of the art of puppetry and whose work is of international importance may be elected honorary members of UNIMA. Candidates are selected by the UNIMA-USA membership and put forward at the quadrennial UNIMA Congress.
UNIMA-USA has maintained a consistent presence at the international level- that representation is an important part of our mission.
Members from the USA who have served on the Executive Committee (called the Presidium before 1972):
Romain Proctor 1957-1961 (Vice President 1960-1961)
Gil Oden 1960-61
Marjorie Batchelder McPharlin 1961-1966 (Vice President 1962-1966)
Bil Baird 1966-1972
Daniel Llords 1969-1972
Mollie Falkenstein 72-80 (Vice Preisdent 1976-1980
Nancy Staub 1980-1984 (Vice President 1980-1984)
Allelu Kurten 1984-1996
Vincent Anthony 1996-2004 (Vice President 2000-2004)
Bart Roccoberton 2004-2008
Manuel Moran 2008-
Karen Smith 2010-