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Serve on the STFM Board of Directors

June 20, 2016—The STFM Nominations Committee is accepting self-nominations for the 2017 president-elect and member-at-large positions on the STFM Board of Directors. Both have 3-year terms. Read the job descriptions (PDF) and board member expectations (PDF) to learn more.

The Nominations Committee considers many factors when selecting candidates, including:

  1. Specific perspectives and expertise desired for optimal Board performance, such as, leadership experience, critical thinking, and vision
  2.  Unique expertise of the individual
  3. A commitment to represent the interests of STFM and its membership over personal interests,
  4.  History of STFM involvement
  5. Diversity in a broad sense—gender, age, degree, race, ethnicity, role, geography, etc.

Over a series of several meetings, the Nominations Committee will review the applications of those who self-nominate this year, others who have self-nominated in the past 3 years, as well as names/applications maintained on a roster of potential future leaders. 

Per the STFM bylaws, the Nominations Committee recommends to the membership a slate of candidates for the open Board positions. Those candidates on the slate submit a personal history, position statement, answers to leadership questions, and a short video. These materials are shared with all STFM members eligible to vote. The bylaws require a membership vote on the slate.

Nomination Deadline is August 10

The deadline for nominations for consideration for the 2017 Board positions is August 10. Send a photo and statement of interest listing your experience in the requested areas (no more than two pages) to Pat Lodge at The Nominations Committee will confirm candidates by January 1, 2017. Individuals who self-nominated will receive notification of the committee’s decisions shortly after these confirmations are made.


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