The IMSA Nominating Committee Announces the 2018–2019 Candidates for the Office of IMSA Board of Directors President-Elect

See election details and FAQs below candidate bios.

Dan Michalak

I hope I find you well and in good spirits. I have taken great pleasure in serving both the local and International members of IMSA for many years and I want to continue representing all of you as your President-Elect.

My membership started back in 1983 with the New England section. The first International event I attended was the convention held in Providence, Rhode Island in 1987. It was there that I attended my first set of certification classes. My Section started doing a school on their own and I volunteered to be one of the first moderators. Over the years I’ve moderated hundreds of students. In the New England Section I have served as 2nd VP, 1st VP and President and currently Treasurer. Eventually, I was elected as Alternate Director to the International and Director to the International. This was later changed to the Council of Delegates which I served as a Primary Delegate.  I am currently serving on the Strategic Plan Workgroup which I have been on from its inception. The Council elected me Co-Chairman and then Chairman of the Delegates which was an extreme honor.  After my Chairmanship of the Delegates, the Council elected me to the Board of Directors which I was re-elected to for the past two cycles.  Having served three years on the Board of Directors, I feel that I am very qualified to be your President-Elect.  I, along with the current Board of Directors have the membership in their hearts and will work towards the best interest of the organization and the membership.

I hope I can count on your support to continue my service to the organization.  



Adrian Olguin

My Public Safety career began in 1999 with TxDOT as Foreman, then the cities of McAllen as Operations Supervisor and San Antonio as Operations Superintendent. I’ve worked with Traffic Signals, Signs & Pavement Markings, Work Zones, Roadway Lighting, and Fiber Optic Communications.  I’ve collaborated with consultants, designers, contractors, and engineers on various ITS related projects.  I currently have 42 employees and oversee a budget of $8.5million.

I was introduced to IMSA in the early 2000s.  I have served on various committees at both the section and International levels, which included moderating at conferences and satellite classes.  My bilingual skills allow me to communicate across multiple cultures helping to strengthen and grow our IMSA membership.

I am the Southwestern Section Delegate, internationally serving the past several years on the Council of Delegates.  Previously, I’ve held leadership positions within my section including Texas State Director, President, and all VP roles.  I have represented section membership and would be honored to represent all members at the International level. 

I look forward, with your support, to serving on the Board of Directors. I have built a very good reputation as someone with a good work ethic and professionalism, not only with my employers and IMSA, but also within the Traffic/Transportation and Public Safety Industry.  I believe I have the leadership, business and management experience required, as well as the knowledge and skills necessary, to be an asset on the Board of Directors. 

I fully understand and agree to the commitment of time, resources and assistance required to perform the duties of this position. I will treat this position with the level of priority and importance it requires and I will execute all responsibilities with all my effort.

I would appreciate your vote.  Thank you for your consideration. 

Who is eligible to vote?
All Active, Public Agency and Life Members of IMSA are eligible to vote for candidates for the office of President-Elect.

How is the election conducted?
Eligible members will receive an email from our elections provider, Survey and Ballot Systems, with their unique login credentials. Once logged in, members will see their ballot along with candidate information.  Voting is simple and secure. If you have not already, please sign in  to your IMSA profile and make sure we have your current email address and/or mailing address to ensure you receive a ballot.

What if I do not have email?
Eligible members who do not have a valid email address on file will receive a paper ballot by mail.  The ballot will be sent by Survey & Ballot Systems and will be returned to them in the envelope provided.

When will I receive my ballot?
Your login credentials will be sent to you via email or letter directly from Survey and Ballot Systems on April 27th. Please check your spam filter if you do not receive the email or add directvote.net to your safe senders list now to ensure you receive it.  Survey & Ballot Systems will mail paper ballot packages on the same day.

When can I vote?
April 27 – May 27.

What if I have questions about the election?
You may call the International office for more information on the election process: 800.723.4672.