• Criteria for the Selection of ISA Society Officers and Vice Presidents

    The following characteristics are considered in the selection of all officers:

    • Evidence of devotion to the Society and acceptance of its policies and objectives
    • Awareness of the Society's mission in our fast-changing technological world and ability to lead the Society in the development of programs to keep pace with these changes.
    • Enjoys the respect and confidence of colleagues and Society members involved with Society activities within the officer's areas of responsibility.
    • Competence in the expression of the Society's views to others through public speaking and other forms of communication.
    • Adequate time, financial and secretarial support for discharging the obligations of the office.


    The following characteristics are considered in the selection of the President-elect Secretary
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    • Leadership ability in international or local functions or in one's own vocation.
    • Demonstration of executive competence through the successful administration of a Society office.
    • Experience in Section, District, Division and Department activities.
    • Ability to attract persons in high office and of high stature in the industry to participate in Society activities.


    The following characteristics are considered in the selection of Department Vice Presidents-elect:

    • Reputation and ability to attract members who are technically proficient and who are recognized leaders in the areas for which the Vice President will be responsible.
    • Experience in the areas related to position for which he or she is being nominated.
    • Exposure and relations with a wide range of activities and Society members associated with the functions of the Department for which he or she is being nominated.
    • Normally, candidates previously should have held the position of Director within the Department for which he or she is being nominated.
    • Ability to document increasing levels of professional advancement and technical responsibility.

    The following characteristics are considered in the selection of the Treasurer:

    • Familiarity with and a strong understanding of the financial practices generally used by industry in administering and controlling a corporate financial program.
    • Familiarity with Society goals, policies and procedures preferably augmented by experience as a member of the ISA Executive Board and/or Finance Committee