The nominating process for 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. Please take a few minutes and consider nominating someone or yourself for a leadership role.

This year's Nominating Committee consists of Elson So, M.D. (Chair); Jacqueline French, M.D.; Frances Jensen, M.D.; Helen Scharfman, Ph.D.; Mary L. Zupanc, M.D. and Eileen Murray, Executive Director

The following are the recommended general criteria for each position:

  • 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 succeed to the presidency in two years. They should anticipate committing 15% of their time to the duties of the AES Second Vice President.
  • 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 AES Board related duties. Board members retiring at the end of this year are Shlomo Shinnar, M.D. and Karen Wilcox, Ph.D.
  • 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.

All AES Active members are eligible to nominate themselves or another member for any of the above positions. Before submitting a name, please contact the person to be sure they would be willing to serve if nominated and elected. Service as an officer or Board member requires a significant commitment of time and energy to the Society. Based on submissions, the Nominating Committee will develop a slate of candidates that will be sent to the membership for ratification, as required in our Bylaws.

All submissions must be received by July 17, 2015. Nominate someone today.