• Now Accepting 2016 Elected Leader Nominations

    The future of any organization is largely dependent on how successful it is in choosing the right future leadership. In that sense, ISA is much like any other successful organization—ISA has been successful because of the dedicated efforts of its leaders. Help ISA identify candidates for the leadership positions currently open for election in 2016. We are seeking nominations for the following positions:

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    Society President-elect Secretary 
    Society Treasurer 
    Department Vice President-elect:
    • Automation & Technology
    • Publications
    • Standards & Practices
    • Strategic Planning
    Executive Board Member:
    • Geographic experience—2 seats
    • Technical experience—1 seats
    • Operational experience—1 seats
    The nomination process is fast and simple.
    1. Review the position descriptions
    2. Identify an individual who meets the criteria
    3. Submit a completed candidate nomination form by 31 March 2016

    Thank you in advance for supporting this important effort—for the future of ISA!

  • Society Officer, Executive Board Member, and Vice President Nominations

    Nomination for an elected Society  leadership position is an honor accorded to only a small percentage of the ISA membership. Service at this level provides the opportunity to gain management experience, enhance career development, and network with peers on an international level. In addition, employers receive exposure as a result to this level of Society activity. Candidates must be a Senior, Life Senior, Fellow, Life Fellow, or Honorary Member of ISA. You may refer to the Member Directory to confirm a potential candidate's member status.

    Nomination Process

    District Vice President
    • District Vice Presidents nominations are coordinated by the District Nominating Committee.
    • Any member of the District may recommend a candidate.

    President-elect Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Board Member, and Department Vice President
    • President-elect Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Board Member and Department Vice Presidents nominations are submitted to the ISA Nomination Committee.
    • Any ISA member may submit a nomination. In addition to at-large nominations, ISA has established an Officer Search Committee to recommend candidates. Deadline for submission of a Candidate Nomination Form - 31 March 
    • Upon receipt of the candidate nomination, candidates are notified and asked to provide biographical data.
    • The ISA Nominating Committee evaluates candidates and develops a ballot that includes, if possible, multiple candidates for each open position

    Election Process

    • President-elect Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Board Member, and Department Vice Presidents are elected by ballot presented to eligible voting members in September. District Vice Presidents are elected by the District Nominating Committee (composed of the District’s Section Delegates, one delegate per Section, and chaired by the District Nominator).

    Duties and Responsibilities of Society Officers, Executive Board Members, and Vice Presidents

    Duties, responsibilities and desired characteristics of elected leaders are included in the Society’s Manual of Organization and Procedures.

    Society President-elect Secretary
    • Highest elected office within ISA.
    • President-elect Secretary serves one year, in second year automatically becomes President and in third year becomes “Past President.”

    • Chief financial officer of the Society.
    • Two year term and is only Society officer who may be elected to serve consecutive terms.

    Executive Board Members
    • Leaders working together at the executive level to set the strategic direction of the Society.
    • Three year commitment and may be re-elected for a lifetime maximum of six years.

    Department Vice Presidents
    • Leaders serving at the assembly level to provide oversight to the Society’s operational and technical departments.
    • Four-year commitment—two years as Vice President-elect and two years as Vice President.

    District Vice Presidents
    • Leaders serving at the assembly level to provide oversight to the Society’s geographic units.
    • Four-year commitment—two years of service as Vice President-elect and two years of service as Vice President.

    Contact Debbie Eby for additional information.