ACCI Call for Nominations for 2018 Election

Due December 18

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
  • Attend Board meetings

You are invited to submit names for consideration for the following ACCI leadership positions to take office September 1, 2018:

  • President-Elect: One opening and will be a three year commitment to the Executive Committee and Board
  • Board of Directors: Four 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
  • 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 Executive Director. 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

    • MJ Kabaci (President)
    • Rui Yao (President-Elect)
    • Stuart Heckman (Treasurer)
    • Irene Leech (Past-President)

Current Board Members

    • Patryk Babiarz
    • Tom Cai
    • Soo Hyun Cho
    • Karen Duncan
    • Jonathan Fox
    • Robin Henager-Greene
    • Robert Scharff

Nominations & Elections Committee

    • Irene Leech, Past-President, Acting Chair
    • Jonathan Fox
    • Sharon DeVaney
    • Brenda Cude (rotating off)
    • Catherine Montalto (rotating off)

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
John Burton
Yunhee Chang
Swarn Chatterjee
Liz Dolan
Karen Duncan
*Michael Finke (10-11)
Margaret Fitzgerald
Cindy Fletcher
*Jonathan Fox (13-14)
*Loren Geistfeld
*John Grable (09-10)
*Deborah Haynes (12-13)
*George Haynes (08-09)
Sandra Huston
Russell James
MJ Kabaci (current President)
Cynthia Jasper
Hyungsoo Kim
Jinhee Kim
Larry Kirsch
Irene Leech (16-17)
Jodi Letkiewicz
Jordan Lin
Angela Lyons
*Teresa Mauldin (11-12)
Gianni Nicolini
Robb Nielsen
*Clifford Robb (14-15)
Robert Scharff
*Joyce Serido (15-16)
Josephine Swanson
Karen Varcoe
Rick Widdows
Tansel Yilmazer
*Cathleen Zick (06-07)