Call for Nominations for the 2024 ACCI Election
Board of Directors
Nominations & Elections Committee

Due January 31, 2024

Nomination Form (Word Document)
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ACCI's Nominations & Elections Committee is seeking nominations of individuals who will:

  • 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 regarding ACCI’s resources and provide active oversight of those resources
  • Make decisions that are in the best interest of ACCI
  • Attend Board meetings fully prepared to participate

Open Positions

ACCI invites you to submit names for consideration for the following ACCI leadership positions to take office September 1, 2024:

  • President-Elect: One opening for a three-year term
  • Secretary: One opening for a three-year term
  • Board Directors: Two 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 three years. Performs leadership duties such as committee coordination and meeting leadership along with others as described in the Bylaws and ACCI Handbook.
      • Time Commitment: About 7-10 hours per month with more time during the month of the annual conference and any extended Board meetings, such as at the annual conference and fall Board retreat. The time commitment increases during the year as President and decreases in the year as Past President.
    • Secretary: Serves a three-year term.
      • Job Description: The Secretary keeps accurate minutes of all Board meetings including recording of all motions and decisions and all corrections to the minutes, provides those minutes to the Executive Director for record and dissemination to the Board, keeps accurate records of all Executive Committee meetings, and distributes copies of those minutes and actions to the Executive Committee members promptly after meetings. Maintains secure records of executive session minutes.
      • Time Commitment: About 3-4 hours per month with more time during the month of the annual conference and any extended Board meetings, such as at the annual conference and fall Board retreat.
    • Board Director: Serves a three-year term.
      • Job Description: Board Directors 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: About 5 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: Attends committee meetings to develop the Call for Nominations, review those received as well as potentially generate nominations; additionally, discuss position(s) with nominees, explaining the role, expectations, and time commitment. Sets a timeline within the Bylaws for elections. Works to identify and develop long-term strategies for developing leadership among members and promote those leaders through the organization.
      • Time Commitment: Total commitment is about 10-12 hours primarily October through February.

How to Nominate:

Please complete the nomination form and email to [email protected]. Each Nominee must be an ACCI Member in good standing. Nominees will be contacted by the Nominations and Elections Committee or the ACCI office, and each will also be asked to provide a bio and other information if they are selected to be on the ballot. Likewise, the Nominations and Elections Committee or ACCI office may contact nominators as well. For questions and more information, please contact the ACCI office by phone at (727) 940-2658 x 2002 or by email at [email protected]. The current Board of Directors can be found at Current Nominations and Elections Committee members are Swarn Chatterjee - (Past President) Chair, Patryk Babiarz (rotating off), Marlene Haupt (rotating off), Lorna Wounded Head, and Cliff Robb.

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) and Board Members who served within the last 10 years (* denotes a Past President):

Sophia Anong, Patryk Babiarz, Yi (Tom) Cai, Yunhee Chang, Soo Hyun Cho, *Karen Duncan, Margaret Fitzgerald, *Angela Fontes, *Jonathan Fox, Stuart Heckman, *Robin Henager, Carrie Johnson, *MJ Kabaci, Jinhee Kim, Kyoung Tae (KT) Kim, Yoon Lee, *Irene Leech, Jodi Letkiewicz, Yoko Mimura, *Clifford (Cliff) Robb, Robert Scharff, *Joyce Serido, Dee Warmath, Melissa Wilmarth, Lorna Wounded Head, *Rui Yao