Global Election ServicesGlobal Election Services, Inc. (GES) provides comprehensive technology-enabled election services primarily for organized labor associations. GES senior staff have been supervising elections since 1981, having managed over 8,000 elections involving more than 40,000,000 voters – none of which have been overturned. Through their relationships and strong reputation in the industry, GES has an impressive customer list of over 100 labor unions and has previously done business with credit unions.
- A positive and trusted reputation in the marketplace based on having not one of the 8,000 elections this team has managed over the last thirty-three years, overturned.
- Management that has worked effectively with the United States Justice Department and the United States Department of Labor (OLMS) to conduct, organize and run elections, which have been certified as fair by various State and Federal Agencies.
- Management has conducted hundreds of seminars at Union Conventions on “How to get elected” and “How to stay in office”.
- Conducted elections at National Labor Conventions such as the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA), National Association of Laborers, and New Democratic Party of Canada Convention.
- Conducted elections in over 42 States and United States Territories.
- Conducted Internet elections for the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, Audio Engineering Society, Transport Workers Union Local 252 and Actors’ Equity Association that identified increased participation and lowered printing and postage costs.
- Unique capabilities to plan and manage complex elections across multiple vertical industries that involve multiple methods of voting.
- The ability to retain existing clients and competitively compete for and win new, large Tier 1 clients, further validating the company’s market share and growth potential.
- Strong client relationships that provide significant opportunity for revenue growth and new product and services sales.
Maralin Falik has more than thirty-four years experience in election administration, helping manage and conduct over seven thousand elections. Most of her professional career (1981-1999) was spent at the Honest Ballot Association, a not-for-profit organization founded by Theodore Roosevelt, where she was Executive Director.
Because of her extensive experience in providing complete election management solutions to key private sector clients, including labor unions, associations and cooperatives/condominiums, she has been named chairperson of Global Election Solutions Mediation and Arbitration Division.
Her perfect record reflects the quality of her work when defending challenges elections before the Department of Labor and the courts. Ms. Falik has also testified as an “election expert” to the courts and various oversight groups.
Ralph E. Gerchak
Ralph E. Gerchak is a Labor-Management consultant with 23 years of experience in administering the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act in 1959. Mr. Gerchak served as the District of the New York Office of the United States Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards for 15 years. The primary duty of this position was to manage, plan, and implement all Federal programs of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, which established standards for labor organization democracy and financial integrity. Mr. Gerchak’s geographic territory was composed of the New York Metropolitan Area of 17 counties and the entire State of New Jersey. Mr. Gerchak’s organizations that he supervised included many of the largest unions in the United States including 10 International, 50 intermediate bodies and 1250 local labor organizations with a total constituency of over 2 million union members. Recognized for knowledge of internal union matters, specifically in the areas of Union Officer Elections, labor organizational financial matters, protection of union assets and union member rights.
John Matthews has been involved in United States Politics since the 1980s, having worked on numerous elections. Mr. Matthews served as Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s Director of his New York Office, acting as the Senator’s senior Ombudsman, and responsible for all constituent services and legislative initiatives. Mr. Matthews has significant experience in working with organized labor unions, concerning legislation, and issues important to US Labor unions. Mr. Matthews is also an active fundraiser, working previously the campaigns of Al D’Amato for US Senate; Clinton Gore Presidential Campaign; Dick Gephardt for US Congress and President; Carolyn Maloney for US Congress; Ted Kennedy for US Senate; Martin Frost for US Congress; Terry McAuliffe for Governor of Virginia; Charlie Crist for Governor of Florida; Steve Westly for Comptroller of California; Mr. Matthews previously served as an officer or owner of numerous financial institutions from 1992 to 2014.
Kathryn Weisbeck has worked in the administration and execution of all client elections, dealing specifically with nomination meetings, coordinating with member eligibility, registration and the supervision of in-person elections and ballot tabulation and auditing. Ms. Weisbeck earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees, from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio (SAG-AFTRA), Actors Equity Association (AEA) and Film Independent (FIND).
Joel Young has worked with GES since its inception. Mr Young has over 15 years in supervising Elections. Mr Young interacts with clients and is involved with the weekly activity reports to clients, ensuring replacement ballots reach voting members, and coordinates ballot development, and all mailings to members.