• Society Officer, Executive Board Member, and Vice President Election Results

    ISA is pleased to share the results of the 2017 election. Thank you to all nominees for their willingness to serve. Thank you to all those who voted in the election. And congratulations to our new ISA elected leaders.

    Society President-elect Secretary:
    Paul Gruhn

    Executive Board Member: Geographic (2 seats)
    Nilangshu Dey
    Matthew Maynard
    Kalpen Vachharajani (term is 1 October 2017-31 December 2018)  

    Executive Board Member: Technical
    Prabhu Soundarrajan  

    Executive Board Member: Operations
    Dawn T. Schweitzer
    Marty Bince (term is 1 October 2017-31 December 2019)

    Industries and Sciences Department Vice President-elect:
    Brad Stephen Carlberg  

    Professional Development Department Vice President-elect:
    Danaca Jordan  

    Please note that, of the 14,468 eligible voters, 6.23% participated in the election. Also, due to some vacancies in office, a few of the elected leaders will serve abbreviated terms, as noted. All other leaders will begin their three-year term on 1 January 2018.  


    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 Leadership Search and Oversight 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.”

    Treasurer
    • 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 Andrea Holovach for additional information.