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Nominations and Election Process

Society Officer, Executive Board, and Vice President Nominations

2022 Society Election Results

Thank you to all nominees for their willingness to serve and all those who voted in the election.

  • President-elect Secretary (2024 President) 
    • Prabhu Soundarrajan
  • Treasurer 
    • Rajesh Rathi   
  • Executive Board 
    • Dean Bickerton
    • Francisco Diaz-Andreu
    • Vivek Gupta
    • Edward Naranjo
    • Sujata Tilak
  • Automation & Technology Vice President-elect 
    • Marco Ayala
  • Industries & Sciences Vice President-elect 
    • Josiah Long
  • Publications Vice President-elect 
    • Steve Mustard
  •  Standards & Practices Vice President-elect
    • Dennis Brandl

Voter turnout reached 10.07%. All leaders will begin their term on 1 January 2023.


  • 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