Who's Who

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As defined in The GCD Charter


People who enter data for comics into the database.


Ensure the data being entered matches the correct formatting. Approve the data that's being entered by Indexers.


Membership Coordinator

Currently under discussion as listed on the Board of Directors agenda.

Held by Ken Lemons under the previous role definition

Reservations Coordinators

Oversee the reservation procedures, including: carrying out reservation expirations in keeping with established policy, migrating on-going reservations to re-started or re-numbered series, adding new issues to series with on-going reservations, and facilitating contact between reservation holders and other indexers with questions regarding those reservations, as established by Board motion. Unreleased series reservations are handled by these coordinators. Current office holders: [1]

  • Greg Fischer
  • James Ludwig
  • Lou Mazzella

Rules Coordinators

Manage the discussions on the GCD Policy list as established by Board motion. Current office holders:

  • Lionel English
  • Tony Rose

Previous Rules Coordinators include Henry Andrews (2010-2011) and Brian Saner Lamken (2010-2011).

PR Coordinators

Handle public relations as established by Board motion. For current office holders and duties, see Coordinators.

Head Technical Coordinator

Currently Lionel English

Former Technical Office Holders

  • Jon Løvstad (GCD Webmaster, Programmer, etc., ??? - Oct. 2009)
  • L. Jámal Walton (Data Coordinator, ??? - Dec. 2009?)
  • Henry Andrews (Lead Programmer, late 2008 - May 2011)

The Board

The "Board" refers to the GCD's Board of Directors.

The "Board" is a group with a maximum of nine members who help run the GCD. There are elections every year in which either four or five of the Board members are elected to two-year terms by the GCD membership. See The GCD Charter for exact information about the makeup of the board.

The Board exists to help set and revise GCD policy, to make sure that all of the administrative roles are adequately staffed, and to identify problem areas and set up action committees to resolve them. Another way of looking at this is, they don't handle the day-to-day operations of the GCD, but they make sure that there are resources in place to handle them, and make sure that the project addresses areas of change when needed.

GCD Board Votes

You can e-mail the GCD Contact Email to get in touch with board members or if you are on any of the GCD discussion lists (Email Lists FAQ), you can ask questions there and a Board member will usually respond.

For more information on the GCD Board of Directors, see The Board.

Board history by term (terms start and end in November). 2000 was the first board election and half the board only had a one year term. Per Sandell resigned shortly after the 2006 election and Matt Gore served the remainder of his term. Henry Andrews resigned from his 2nd term in May 2011. The current board is shown in green.

2000-2001 2000-2002 2001-2003 2002-2004 2003-2005
Will Allred Ray Bottorff Jr Will Allred Ray Bottorff Jr Will Allred
Lionel English Mike Catron Lionel English Mike Catron Matt Head
Lou Mazzella Tim Stroup Ken Lemons Matt Gore Tony Rose
Mike Rhode Maurizio Villotta Tony Rose Matthias Hofmann Per Sandell
Tony Rose (vacant) Lou Mazzella
2004-2006 2005-2007 2006-2008 2007-2009 2008-2010
Ray Bottorff Jr Will Allred Ray Bottorff Jr Will Allred Henry Andrews
Mike Catron Mike Nielsen Mike Catron Matt Gore Ray Bottorff Jr
Matt Gore Tony Rose Matthias Hofmann Mike Nielsen Lionel English
Matthias Hofmann Per Sandell Jim Ludwig Tony Rose Ralf Haring
Lou Mazzella Lou Mazzella Lou Mazzella
2009-2011 2010-2012 2011-2013 2012-2014 2013-2015
Will Allred Ray Bottorff, Jr. Alexandros Diamantidis
Peter Croome Lionel English [Chairperson] Andrés Jiménez Gómez
Matt Gore Merlin Haas (was Henry Andrews) Daniel Nauschuetz
Tony Rose Lou Mazzella [Secretary] Tony Rose [Treasurer]
Donald Dale Milne

The "Cycle" column denotes which years the seat is up for election. Column years are the year in which each term ends.

Cycle 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
odd Will Allred Alexandros Diamantidis
even Ray Bottorff, Jr.
even Mike Catron Henry Andrews Merlin Haas
odd Lionel English Matt Head Mike Nielsen Peter Croome Andrés Jiménez Gómez
odd Lou Mazzella Ken Lemons Per Sandell Matt Gore Daniel Nauschuetz
even Mike Rhode (vacant) Matt Gore Jim Ludwig Lionel English
odd Tony Rose
even Tim Stroup Matthias Hofmann Ralf Haring Donald Dale Milne
even Maurizio Villotta Lou Mazzella

Senior Editors

The Senior Editor group was a group of nine editors led by Ray Bottorf, Jr. [Ralf Haring, Mark Gordon, Donald Dale Milne, Peter Croome, Lou Mazzella, Ramon Schenk, Matthias Hoffman, L. Jámal Walton] that made decisions on formatting and field rules during 2008. Such decisions are now made on the gcd-policy mailing list as empowered by the Board of Directors. Senior Editor Votes