Call for Nominations
The nominating process for the leadership of AES begins with you. Selection of AES leadership candidates is a critical process that will have a long-term impact on our Society. As your professional society, AES relies on you to help identify members with outstanding leadership potential who may lead AES forward.
Nominations for 2018 will be solicited in May of 2017, then vetted by the Nominating Committee. After a rigorous selection process, the slate of candidates will be identified in August. Following acceptance by the Board of Directors, the ballot will go live in September and will be available into October, during which time the membership ratifies the slate. of
Traditionally, the call for nominations goes live in Spring, for positions that take effect the following year. All AES Active Members are eligible to nominate themselves or another member for any of the open positions. The positions to be available, with experience noted, are:
- Second Vice President: has served on the Board previously as a full board member and has served as a Council or committee chair. This individual will serve as 2nd VP in 2018, 1st VP in 2019, and accede to the presidency in 2020. Those aspiring to this position should anticipate committing 15% of their time to the duties of the Second Vice President, and progressively increasing time in subsequent years.
- Board Member at large: has served as a Council or committee chair or played an active role on a committee, and has not previously served on the Board. Board Members are expected to commit 10% of their time to Board-related duties. There will be two open positions to fill the slots of two Board members will be retiring at the end of 2017. New Board members' tenure will be 2018-2020.
- Nominating Committee member at large: has served on the Board, and/or has served as a Council or committee chair, and/or as an active committee member. Nominating Committee members are directly responsible for identifying the future leadership of the Society. This is a two-year term commitment.
Due to the significant time commitment, it is recommended the person being suggested be contacted to be sure they would be willing to serve if nominated and elected.
Keep an eye on this site and the AES Connections Newsletter for the announcement of when the nominating process will go live!