Trost, 22 years younger than Kuhn, a new generation and executive board will start the work. Kuhn, a honorary Professor awarded by the minister of sports, Mag. Gerald Klug, will now become a Honorary Life president of the SMA. After 17 years of presidency he explained his decision to retire: We in older ones live in other thinking about making newspapers. The new media were growing rapidly and I think, with Hans Peter as new president we have made a good choice.
Kuhn also said, that he now has more time to work as treasurer for the AIPS which is an important and demanding job.
The executive board was reduced from 23 including the financial observers to 15. The general meeting elected the following new executive board: President: Mag. Hans Peter Trost. 1st Vice President: Mag. Stefan Grueneis. 2nd Vice president: Michael Schuen. Treasurer: Guenter Pfeistlinger. Deputy Treasurer: Barbara Gindl. Secretary General: Josef Langer. Deputy Secretary General: Ronald Gollatz. Members: Christian Hofer, Mark Michael Nanseck, Adam Niederkorn, Michael Smejkal, Christoph Zoepfl. Controlling: Kurt Ahammer, Kurt Raunegger, Ingo Rickl.