Dear Academy Member:
It is the time of the year when, in conformity with our Articles of Incorporation and By-laws, the Nominating Committee solicits nominations for the position of Vice President-Elect & Program Chair-Elect and for Representatives to the Board of Governors. The election for these positions will be held next Spring. The individual elected to the position of Vice President-Elect & Program Chair-Elect will assume the position in August of 2009 and will automatically become Vice President & Program Chair in August of 2010.
This individual typically would become President-Elect & Coordinator of Professional Divisions the following year, and President the year after that. Representatives to the Board of Governors also assume their positions in August of 2009 serving three-year terms.
The By-laws specify that the Nominating Committee for this office will consist of five officers of the Academy: myself, as Past President & Chair of the Nominating Committee; Angelo DeNisi, President; James P. Walsh, President-Elect & Coordinator of Professional Divisions; Susan Jackson, Vice President & Program Chair; and Anne Tsui, Vice President-Elect & Program Chair-Elect. We will nominate three candidates for Vice President-Elect & Program Chair-Elect on the basis of prior experience and contributions to Academy activities and/or leadership potential. Board representatives will be nominated on the basis of their activity in the Academy, the divisions or our affiliates. Past Presidents are ineligible for reelection.
We value your participation in the nomination process. Please take a moment to log on to the Online Nomination System to make two nominations for the position of Vice President-Elect & Program Chair-Elect as well as for candidates for Board representatives. I will collect and certify the nominations to the Nominating Committee. Please make your selection by November 14, 2008.
Thomas W. Lee