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Nominations for IIE leadership positions are due May 7

Leadership is the driving force behind change, and IIE offers members an exquisite chance to hone their leadership skills at the local, regional and national level.

If you’re seeking to be involved beyond your local chapter, it’s time to consider a post as a regional vice president, member of the board of trustees or a non-BOT leadership position. IIE has three slots open on the BOT and in its regional vice presidencies, along with one non-BOT position as vice president of technical operations. The deadline for nominations is May 7.

Board of trustees members serve for three years and must attend four face-to-face meetings per year: one meeting at the IIE Annual Conference and Expo, along with the spring, summer and fall meetings at IIE headquarters in Norcross, Ga. (metro Atlanta). The BOT also has conference calls every month.

To nominate yourself or a colleague, email a brief biography or resumé and contact information to nominations@iienet.org, or mail the information to Donna Calvert, IIE, 3577 Parkway Lane, Suite 200, Norcross, GA 30092. IIE must receive nominations by May 7.

Address any inquires to Donna Calvert, IIE’s chief operating officer, at (770) 349-1108. The election is scheduled for December. Winners take office in April 2014.

The following positions will be open this year:

Board of Trustees positions

The president-elect transitions from president-elect to president to past president during his or her three years. The president-elect is responsible for long-range organizational planning for IIE, sponsorship activities, financial affairs and acting as IIE’s chief financial officer. The winner assists the president as required, serves in the absence of the president, and ultimately assumes the duties of the president during the second year.

The senior vice president, publications is a three-year position. The member is a voting member of the Board of Trustees primarily responsible for strategy, direction-setting and policy relative to both hard copy and electronic version publications. During the three-year term, the senior vice president of publications assists the president in the overall administration of IIE and acts for the president in all relations with institute officers, directors, and others reporting to them.

The senior vice president, technical operations serves as chair of the Technical Operations Board and a voting member of the board of trustees. The senior vice president, technical operations helps the president in the overall administration of IIE and acts for the president in all relations with institute officers, directors and others reporting to them.

Other leadership positions

The vice president, technical operations is part of the Technical Operations Board, which reports through the senior vice president, technical operations. During the three-year term, the vice president, technical operations is responsible for representing a subset of societies and divisions, providing support for volunteer leaders and working closely with them to foster strong relationships between the societies, divisions, members and IIE as a whole.

Region vice presidents are part of the Regional Operations Board or International Council. Region vice presidents serve three-year terms and represent the needs of the members in their region by supporting chapters and regional communities. They are responsible for providing support for chapter and region leaders and working closely with them to foster strong relationships between the chapters, regions, members and IIE as a whole. Region vice presidents report directly to the senior vice president of regional operations.

IIE will be electing three region vice presidents this year:

  • The region vice president, mid-Atlantic represents the chapters in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
  • The region vice president, Great Lakes represents the chapters in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan.
  • The region vice president, Canada represents the chapters in all the provinces and territories of Canada.
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