Nominations and Election Process

Society Officer, Executive Board, and Vice President Nominations

Voting in society elections is open 1-30 June 2022. Only ISA members in good standing as of 1 May are eligible to vote. Visit your ISA profile to confirm your membership or renew today!

The positions open for election in 2022 are as follows. The slate of candidates below is subject to change up until the voting date. The election will open 1 June. Position descriptions, desired experience and knowledge, and time commitments for each role are provided below.   

  • President-elect Secretary (2024 President) 
    • James Haw
    • Scott Reynolds
    • Prabhu Soundarrajan
  • Treasurer (1 seat)
    • Ardis Bartle
    • Donald Dunn
    • Rajesh Rathi   
  • Executive Board (5 open seats)
    • Ken Belteau
    • Dean Bickerton
    • Brad Carlberg
    • Francisco Diaz-Andreu
    • Vivek Gupta
    • Cory Kniepp
    • Ed Naranjo
    • Sharul Rashid
    • Sujata Tilak
  • Automation & Technology Vice President-elect (1 open seat)
    • Marco Ayala
  • Industries & Sciences Vice President-elect (1 open seat)
    • Josiah Long
  • Publications Vice President-elect (1 open seat)
    • Steve Mustard
  •  Standards & Practices Vice President-elect (1 open seat)
    • Dennis Brandl


  • Nominations are accepted 1 January through 1 March
  • All nominations other than District Vice President are reviewed by the Nominating Committee
  • Any ISA member may submit a nomination
  • All eligible nominees are asked to submit a candidate packet
  • The Nominating Committee reviews and evaluates candidate packets and may conduct interviews
  • Nominations are also accepted by petition in accordance with ISA Bylaws
  • District Vice Presidents nominations and elections are coordinated by the District Nominating Committee


The responsibilities of each group are outlined in the Society's Manual of Organization Charters. Below is a list of attributes desired in all elected leaders. Also included are detailed descriptions of the responsibilities of each role. Before applying for a leadership role, please review the obligations and ensure that you are willing to and have the support from your employer and family to meet these commitments.

ISA Leadership Attributes

  • A contagious passion for promoting the ISA brand and the automation profession
  • Strong knowledge of ISA’s core competencies, products and services
  • An interest in visioning the role ISA plays in the future of the automation community
  • The desire to understand the diversity of ISA’s constituencies and a commitment to act in the overall interests of the Society
  • An understanding of basic financial principles with the ability to exercise sound business judgments
  • An innovative mindset and ability to engage and empower members in driving change to meet strategic objectives
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to develop and lead teams with a willingness to hold volunteers accountable 

Position Descriptions

Voter turnout reached 6.10% for the 2021 Society Election.