• Nomination and Election Process 

    Society leader nominations closed on 1 March. Voting for the 2020 election will open on 1 June.   

    The positions open for election in 2020 are: President-elect Secretary (2022 President), Treasurer, Executive Board, Automation & Technology Vice President, Image & Membership Vice President Elect, Professional Development Vice President Elect, Publications Vice President Elect, Standards & Practices Vice President Elect and Strategic Planning Vice President Elect. 


    Position descriptions, desired experience and knowledge, and time commitments for each role are provided below.

    • 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
    • The election is open in June to eligible voters
    • District Vice Presidents nominations and elections are coordinated by the District Nominating Committee
    • Any member of the District may recommend a candidate for District Vice President


    The responsibilities of each group are outlined in the Society's Manual of Organization and Procedures. 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



    2019 Society Election Results 

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

    • President-Elect Secretary (2021 President)
      • Steve Mustard 
    • Executive Board
      • Geographic Experience
        • Carlos Mandolesi
        • Debashis Sadhukhan
      • Operational Experience 
        • Marty Bince
    • A&T Vice President-Elect
      • Graham Nasby
    • I&S Vice President-Elect
      • Xinsheng Lou
    • Publications Vice President-Elect
      • Joao Bassa
     Please note that of the 12,649 eligible voters, 4.16% participated in the election. All leaders will begin their term on 1 January 2020.