ACCI Call for Nominations for 2020 Election

Due January 6, 2020

Nomination Form (Word Document) - Click HERE

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ACCI has a very active, working Board of Directors and Nominations and Elections Committee.

The Nominations and Elections Committee is seeking nominations of individuals who would:

  • Work effectively and collaboratively with other board members and the Executive Director
  • Think strategically and be mindful of ACCI’s Mission when making decisions
  • Help develop a culture within ACCI that actively engages members
  • Hold high ethical standards with regard to ACCI’s resources and provide active oversight of those resources
  • Make decisions that are in the best interest of ACCI
  • Prepare for by reading Consent Agenda and attachments, and then attend Board meetings fully prepared to participate

You are invited to submit names for consideration for the following ACCI leadership positions to take office September 1, 2020:

  • President-Elect: One opening and will be a three-year commitment to the Executive Committee and Board
  • Treasurer: One opening for three-year term
  • Board of Directors: Three openings for three-year terms
  • Nominations & Elections Committee: Two openings for two-year terms

Job Descriptions and Information

  • President-Elect: Serves for one year as president-elect, becomes president for the following year, and remains on the Board for an additional year as the immediate past-president (additionally serving as the Chair of the Nominations Committee while serving as past-president). Nominees for this position must have served on the Board in the last ten years (see list of eligible Members below).
    • Job Description: Serves as overall leader of the organization within a 3-year rotation (president-elect, president, past-president). Member of the Executive Committee for all 3 years. Performs leadership duties such as committee coordination and board meeting leadership along with others as described in the Bylaws and ACCI Handbook.
    • Time Commitment: About 7-10 hours per month with additional time commitment during the month of the annual conference, and any face-to-face Board meetings (two days at the Conference and two-and-a-half days at the fall retreat).
    • 3-year term of service
  • Treasurer: Serves a three-year term.
    • Job Description: The Treasurer shall review financial statements regularly, determine adequate procedures and controls for the finances of the organization, and exercise all duties incident to the office of the Treasurer. The Treasurer shall have the care and custody of all monies belonging to the organization and ensures that financial reports are reviewed and that all taxes, corporate reports and insurance are properly done.
    • Time Commitment: About 5 hours per month with more time commitment during the month of the annual conference and any face-to-face board meetings (two days at the Conference and two-and-a-half days at the fall retreat).
  • Board Member: Serves a three-year term.
    • Job Description: Board Members attend Board meetings and conduct ACCI business throughout the year with the involvement of the Executive Director. Directors may serve as standing committee coordinators or liaison to committees in an effort to increase communications, quality and coordination among function areas of the organization (e.g., conference awards, publications).
    • Time Commitment: Five or more hours per month with more time commitment during the month of the annual conference and two-and-a-half days at the fall retreat.
  • Nominations and Elections: Serves a two-year term.
    • Job Description: Initiate the Call for Nominations, meet virtually to review those received as well as generate nominations; additionally, call and discuss position(s) with nominees, explaining the role, expectations and time commitment. Set a timeline within the Bylaws rules and with consideration of the timing of the Annual Conference. Defer additional questions to the President and/or Executive Director. Work with the Executive Director to hold the election. Notify those elected and those not elected by telephone call. Write announcement of newly elected officers for the ACCI Newsletter.
    • Time Commitment: Total commitment is about 10-12 hours primarily October through February.

How to Nominate:

Please complete nomination form and email completed form as an attachment to ACCI Office. Each Nominee must be an ACCI Member in good standing. Nominees will be contacted by the Nominations and Elections Committee and each will also be asked to provide a biosketch and other information if they are selected to be on the ballot. Likewise, the Nominations and Elections Committee may contact nominators as well. For questions and more information, please contact:

For Your Information:

Current Board Officers

    • Karen Duncan (President)
    • Robin Henager Greene (President-Elect)
    • Stuart Heckman (Treasurer)
    • Rui Yao (Past-President)

Current Board Members

    • Soo Hyun Cho
    • Angela Fontes
    • Carrie Johnson
    • Yoon Lee
    • Yoko Mimura
    • Melissa Wilmarth
    • Irene Leech

Nominations & Elections Committee

    • Rui Yao, Past-President, Acting Chair
    • Jodi Letkiewicz (rotating off)
    • Margaret Fitzgerald (rotating off)
    • Michael Gutter
    • Fran Lawrence

Board Members Eligible for Nomination as President-Elect:

Current Board members are eligible to be nominated for President-Elect (except for those currently serving as President, Past-President, President-Elect, and the Executive Director).
Board Members over the last 10 years (* denotes a Past-President):

Sophia Anong
Patryk Babiarz
Sonya Britt-Lutter
John Burton
Tom Cai
Yunhee Chang
Swarn Chatterjee
Liz Dolan
*Michael Finke (10-11)
Margaret Fitzgerald
*Jonathan Fox (13-14)
*John Grable (09-10)
*Deborah Haynes (12-13)
*George Haynes (08-09)
Sandra Huston
Russell James
Cynthia Jasper
*MJ Kabaci (17-18)
Hyungsoo Kim
Jinhee Kim
Larry Kirsch
*Irene Leech (16-17)
Jodi Letkiewicz
Jordan Lin
Cäzilia Loibl
*Teresa Mauldin (11-12)
Gianni Nicolini
Robb Nielsen
*Clifford Robb (14-15)
Robert Scharff
*Joyce Serido (15-16)
Tansel Yilmazer