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

    2017 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:
     Antonio Alves (CMC Esterline, Dollard De Ormeaux Quebec, Canada)
     Paul Gruhn, P.E., CFSE (aeSolutions, Houston, Texas, USA)
     William (Billy) Walsh (University College Cork, Cork, Ireland)

     Executive Board Member/Geographic: (2 seats for regular term; 1 seat to complete a term created by a vacancy in office)
     Nilangshu Dey (Qatar Petroleum, Mesaieed, Qatar)
     Matthew Maynard (Francis Tuttle Advanced Tech Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA)
     Kalpen Vachharajani (Provincial Controls, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada)

     Executive Board Member/Operational: (1 seat for regular term; 1 seat to complete a term created by an unfilled seat)
     Marty E. Bince (TEC Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
     Dawn Schweitzer (Eastman Kodak, Rochester, New York, USA)
     Shari L.S. Worthington (Telesian, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA)

     Executive Board Member/Technical: (1 seat)
     Prabhu Soundarrajan (Honeywell Industrial Safety, San Jose, California, USA)

     Image & Membership Department Vice President-elect:
     It was the consensus of the committee to not recommend an Image & Membership Vice President-elect candidate(s) for the ballot this year. Nominations for this position will be solicited in next year's process.

     Industries & Sciences Department Vice President-elect:
     Brad Carlberg, P.E., CSE (BSC Engineering, Hoodsport, Washington, USA)
     Andre Michel (Efficient Plant Inc., Pointe Claire, Québec, Canada)

     Professional Development Department Vice President-elect:
     Danaca Jordan (Eastman Chemical Company, Chestertown, Maryland, USA)

    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.