• Nomination and Election Process 

    The positions open for election in 2019 are as follows. The slate of candidates are set and the election is now open 4 June - 3 July. Position descriptions, desired experience and knowledge, and time commitments for each role are provided below. Vote now!

    • President-Elect Secretary (2021 President)
      • Mark Arkell
      • Steve Mustard
    • Executive Board
      • Geographic Experience (2 seats)
        • Carlos Mandolesi
        • Debashis Sadhukhan
      • Operational Experience (1 seats)
        • Marty Bince
        • Jim Garrison
    • A&T Vice President-Elect
      • Professor Siben Dasgupta
      • Graham Nasby
    • I&S Vice President-Elect
      • Xinsheng Lou
    • Image and Membership Vice President-Elect
      • None  
    • Professional Development Vice President-Elect
      • None
    • Publications Vice President-Elect
      • Joao Bassa
    If you experience a problem while voting, please contact elections@isa.org. 

    Nominations for the 2020 election will be sought in early 2020.

    • 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