Elected Member of Board of Directors (BoD)- 4 years, 2 members
The Elected Member of Board of Directors serves on the Board of Directors and on Council. Each elected member is selected by the membership in a biennial vote from a slate of two candidates. Service on both committees is for four years.
Attributes for success:
- Willingness to dedicate time to address the ASPB community’s needs
- Capacity for big-picture, long-term thinking
- Balancing need for confidentiality on sensitive matters with transparency and openness
- Sensitivity to the needs of the broad membership
- High-level experience with budgets and budgeting
- Experience in science management, team science, and/or developing policy
- Board of Directors (BoD), Member
Two members of the seven-membered BoD are elected by a vote of the general membership, on a biennial basis. There is a third elected member, selected by a vote of the Council and is a concurrent Council member. The BoD provides formal advice, oversight and approval regarding activities of ASPB. Currently, there is a standing schedule of BoD conference calls every other month, which can be augmented/removed as needed. Additional email correspondence occurs as required on items that require timely action. There are two in-person approximately 2-3 hr meetings at the annual meeting (current practices are one prior to, and the other during, the meeting). Additional in-person meetings are convened with the Board of Trustees, ASPB staff, and/or external stakeholders as needed. Voting requires a quorum of six of the seven members. On behalf of the general membership, the chief responsibility of an Elected Member is to engage fully in all ASPB-relevant discussions and timely decision-making processes.
- Council, member
The Elected Member also serves on the ~20-person ASPB Council, which provides vision and advice to ASPB staff and the Board of Directors regarding all activities of ASPB. Council meets virtually bi-monthly (alternating with BoD conference calls). Immediately prior to the annual meeting, Council holds an in-person daylong meeting.