The 2012 Nominating Committee, chaired by Ellen Glover (ICF International) is seeking the names of individuals to be considered as nominees for the IAC Executive Committee. These names must be submitted no later than February 28. Further information is provided below.
IAC Executive Committee Vacancies
Nominations are being sought for the position of Executive Vice Chair (one position); Vice Chair for Finance (one position) and four Vice Chair at Large positions. The term of the executive vice chair will begin on July 1st and the individual elected to this position will become IAC chair on July 1, 2013. The Vice Chair for Finance and the vice chairs at-large will each serve a two-year term beginning July 1st.
2012 Nomination and Election Process
Pursuant to the bylaws, the Nominating Committee will develop a slate of candidates for the Executive Committee. That slate will be provided to the membership by April 10 and an opportunity will be presented for interested persons to submit petitions to be added to the slate. All candidates, included any added via petition, will be provided an opportunity to address the membership at the May 16, 2012 membership meeting. Voting will open immediately thereafter. Once all votes have been tabulated, the new Executive Committee members will be announced. They will assume their roles on July 1, 2011.
Responsibilities and Qualifications of Executive Committee Members
It is the responsibility of the IAC Executive Committee to govern the activities of the Industry Advisory Council in an effective, efficient and ethical manner consistent with the organization’s mission, policies and Code of Conduct. Specific activities of the Executive Committee include: advising the ACT Board of Directors, overseeing the operation and management of IAC activities, developing such policies and procedures as are needed, protecting the financial integrity of the organization and working in partnership with the Executive Director.
The IAC Executive Committee operates as a governance board – one that addresses strategic issues and exercises appropriate oversight of the organization’s activities. With the exception of those positions identified in the bylaws – the chair, executive vice chair and vice chair for finance – the remaining members of the Executive Committee will be elected as at-large members without specific portfolios. This provides the Executive Committee with the flexibility to dynamically assign portfolio elements to its members, based on the evolving needs of the organization and the interests and strengths of individual members.
The Nominating Committee is seeking individuals who (1) possess senior executive and management experience; (2) have the ability to think strategically and “outside-the-box”; (3) can operate effectively in a consensus-based environment that involves the management of volunteers; and (4) have the time to devote to the Executive Committee (estimated at 20 to 40 hours a month). A priority of the Nominating Committee will be to seek nominees reflecting the entire diversity of the IAC membership (company size and type, gender, race, etc.)
To view information regarding the responsibilities and qualifications of Executive Committee members please click here.
Submitting the Names of Individuals
The Nominating Committee is now soliciting suggestions regarding qualified individuals who would be interested in serving on the nominating committee. Nominations should be submitted with the Candidate Nomination Form.
Each submission should include the following information about the individual being nominated:
- Name, title and company of person being suggested
- Contact information
- Position for which he or she is being suggested
- Brief resume and/or biography
- Description of past or current IAC involvement
- Why he or she is interested in this position
- How he or she would contribute to the accomplishment of IAC’s mission as a member of the Executive Committee
- Any other information that the Nominating Committee should consider.
Submissions should be sent to email@example.com no later than 5:00 PM (EST) on February 28th, 2012.
For further information on the election process, contact Ken Allen (703-208-4800, ext. 204 or firstname.lastname@example.org).