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  • Society Officer, Executive Board, and Vice President Nominations

    Nomination for a Society-level 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. 

    2015 Ballot

    The Society Nominating Committee met in June and has developed the following ballot. This ballot will be presented in September for election of new leaders by direct vote of eligible ISA members. Additional information about the candidates and voting process will be sent out prior to the election.

    President-elect Secretary:
    Steven W. Pflantz (Clark Richardson & Biskup) St. Louis, Missouri, USA

    Executive Board Member: Geographic (2 seats)
    Antonio Alves (CMC Esterline.) Dollard De Ormeaux Quebec, Canada
    Alex Habib (Consultant) Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA
    Debashis Sadhukhan (NASA Glenn Research Center) Cleveland, Ohio, USA

    Executive Board Member: Operational
    Jon DiPietro (Authentia) Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

    Executive Board Member: Technical
    Donald Dunn (Consultant) Highlands, Texas, USA
    Steve Mustard (National Automation Inc) Spring, Texas, USA

    Image & Membership Department Vice President-elect:
    Greg Lehmann (AECOM), Denver, Colorado, USA

    Industries & Sciences Department Vice President-elect:
    Graham Nasby (Eramosa Engineering Inc) Guelph, Ontario, Canada

    Professional Development Department Vice President-elect:
    Nicole Jensen (Samson Controls Inc), Port Moody British Columbia, Canada
    Glynn Mitchell (US Nitrogen) Marietta, Georgia, USA

    Nomination and Election Process

    District Vice President

    • District Vice Presidents nominations and elections 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 Members, and Department Vice Presidents candidates are submitted to the ISA Officer Search Committee.
    • Any ISA member may submit the name of a candidate. In addition to candidates submitted at large, the Officer Search Committee may also recommend candidates for President-elect Secretary, Treasurer and Department Vice Presidents.
    • Deadline for submission of a Candidate Nomination Form - 31 March
    • The Officer Search Committee will verify that candidates meet basic requirements for nomination.
    • Upon verification that candidates meet basic requirements, candidates will be asked to provide biographical data and confirm their willingness to stand for election, if nominated.
    • During the June timeframe, the ISA Nominating Committee evaluates candidates and develops a contested slate of nominees.
    • During the September timeframe, the slate of nominees is presented to the ISA membership for election.

    Election Process

    • President-elect Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Board, and operational Department Vice Presidents (Image & Membership, Professional Development, Publications, Strategic Planning) are elected by eligible ISA members.
    • Technical Department Vice Presidents (Industries & Sciences, Automation & Technology, Standards & Practices) are elected by eligible ISA members of each respective Department.
    • 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

    The Society has developed desired Society Officer characteristics and criteria.

    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."
    • Director and officer on the Society's governing body - the ISA Executive Board.
    • Requires attendance at Executive Board meetings. Refer to the typical Presidential itinerary for an overview of travel requirements of officers serving in the Presidential chain.
    • The Society provides an expense budget for the three-year term to help defray some of the expenses associated with the position (refer to ISA Executive Board MOP, Section TRE 6 for details).
    • Refer to the designated sections of the ISA Executive Board Manual of Organization and Procedures for additional details regarding the specific duties and responsibilities.

    Treasurer

    • Chief financial officer of the Society.
    • Two year term and is only Society officer who may be elected to serve consecutive terms.
    • Director and officer on the Society's governing body - the ISA Executive Board.
    • Requires attendance at Executive Board meetings.
    • The Society provides an expense budget for the two-year term to help defray some of the expenses associated with the position (refer to ISA Executive Board MOP, Section TRE 6 for details).
    • Refer to the designated sections of the ISA Executive Board Manual of Organization and Procedures for additional details regarding the specific duties and responsibilities.

    Department Vice Presidents

    • Directors serving at the executive level on the Operational or Technical Assembly.
    • Four-year commitment - two years as Vice President-elect and two years as Vice President.
    • Attendance at Assembly and Executive Board meetings is strongly recommended during the elect term and is required for Vice Presidents.
    • The Society provides an expense budget for the Vice President term to help defray some of the expenses associated with the position (refer to ISA Executive Board Manual of Organization and Procedures for details).
    • Refer to the designated sections of the ISA Board of Department Vice Presidents Manual of Organization and Procedures for additional details regarding the specific duties and responsibilities.

    District Vice Presidents

    • Directors serving at the executive level on the Geographic Assembly.
    • Four-year commitment - two years of service as Vice President-elect and two years of service as Vice President.
    • Attendance at Assembly meetings is strongly recommended during the elect term and is required for Vice Presidents.
    • The Society provides an expense budget for the Vice President term to help defray some of the expenses associated with the position (refer to ISA Executive Board MOP, Section TRE 6 for details).
    • Refer to the designated section of the ISA Board of District Vice Presidents Manual of Organization and Procedures for additional details regarding the specific duties and responsibilities of the District Vice President position.

    Contact Debbie Eby for additional information.