December 2015

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December 2015

News & Notices

Seek Nominations for Board Class of 2017-2020

Jimmie Byrd USITT Secretary

USITT’s success depends on involved members and committed leaders. The Nominations Committee is looking for members who are ready and capable to lead the Institute for the next election cycle.

Members can submit nominations here.

In the next election cycle -- for the class of 2017 to 2020 -- the committee must select nominees for President-Elect, a five-year commitment lasting July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022: one year as President-Elect, three years as President and one year as Immediate Past President.

Other offices coming up for election this cycle involve a three-year commitment (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2020):

  • Secretary
  • VP Commissions
  • VP Conferences
  • VP International Activities
  • Six Director positions

The Nominations Committee must select up to two nominees from the candidates for each open office. USITT members will choose who they feel is best to lead the Institute.

The nomination process was recently updated. Nominations are now open for the next election cycle.

Review the eligibility requirements and expectations for Board members prior to nominating an individual. Check with the individual being nominated to be certain they can fulfill the requirements and expectations.

(Candidates may self-nominate. Self-nominations are given equal consideration.) Nominators will receive the following notification “Your nomination is in process but not yet submitted. You may continue working on this nomination at a later date by copying and pasting the link below into your browser. This link has also been emailed to the nominee and nominator's email accounts.”

The nominee then must fill out their portion of the form and add submittals: bio, CV, Institute contributions and such. Nominations must be completed by March 10, so the Committee members can familiarize themselves with the candidates prior to their two meetings at USITT 2016 in Salt Lake City.

Nominations Committee members will wear buttons at the Conference. Candidates for nomination are encouraged to introduce themselves. This allows the Committee to put a face with a name and have a chat. Members are also encouraged to strike up a conversation with Committee members about becoming a candidate in the future or ask any questions about the process.

Nominations Committee members are Jimmie Byrd, Secretary/Committee Chair; Chip Haas; Kate Ellis; P. Gibson Ralph; Paul Vincent; Karen Maness; Shane Kelly; Beth Martell; Vickie Scott; David Glowacki; Tina Shackleford; Kimb Williamson; Ryan Kirk; and Emily Gill.

Members may also take advantage of the petition process to add their names to the ballot; this petition option is available after the slate is announced on July 1. Petitions are due by September 1. It is the Institute’s policy to not differentiate on the ballot between nominees put forward by the Committee and nominees by petition.