PCMA Board Call for Nominations

2022 PCMA Board Nominations

Open Positions:

  • Chair (1 position available; 1-year term)
  • Chair-Elect (1 position available; 1-year term)
  • Secretary-Treasurer (1 position available; 1-year term)
  • Director/Trustee (7 positions available: minimum 2 Professional Members and 5 Supplier Partner Members or faculty; 2-year term)

The nomination will open on May 17. 

2022 PCMA Board Eligibility

Deadline to submit nominations: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

For more information, contact Yvonne Tibandebage at ytibandebage@pcma.org or +1 312.423.7225.

Qualifications of Officers and Board Members:

  • All Nominees must be a member in good standing of PCMA.
  • For an officer position, nominees must be a professional or supplier partner member of PCMA has previously served on the Board of Directors or the current Foundation Board of Trustees.
  • Nominees must have significant leadership experience within the industry or related organizations.
  • Self-Nominations are allowed.

Chair

Serves as an officer, member of the Executive Committee, and member of the Board, and shall be the chief elected officer and the official spokesperson for the Association and the Foundation. The Chair shall perform such duties and functions as are necessarily incident to the office or as may be prescribed by the Board. The Chair of the Board shall be an ex-officio member, with the right to vote on all committees, subcommittees, and task forces except the Nominating Committee, unless otherwise specified. Candidates for the position of Chair must be professional or supplier members of PCMA and must have served as a Director or Trustee.

Chair-Elect

Serves as an officer, member of the Executive Committee and member of the Board, and shall have such other powers, and perform such other duties, as the Chair of the Board and/or the Board may prescribe for the Association and Foundation. The Chair-Elect shall make all committee appointments, as provided in the Bylaws. In the absence of the Chair of the Board, the Chair-Elect shall be the presiding officer. Following election to office, the Chair-Elect shall prepare and file with the President and CEO, a complete list of all appointments that are to be made to the standing committees, as well as new committee(s) the Chair-Elect will ask the Board to create after succeeding to the Chairship of this Association. Candidates for the position of Chair-Elect must be professional or supplier members of PCMA who have held a position as a Director or Trustee.

Secretary-Treasurer

Serves as an officer, member of the Executive Committee and member of the Board and shall have charge of and be responsible for the funds and securities of the Association and Foundation. All financial decisions, including deposits or investments, shall be in accordance with the instructions and directions of the Board.

Candidates for the position of Secretary-Treasurer must be professional or supplier members of PCMA and must have served as a Director or Trustee.

Board Member

The Board shall be the principal governing body of the Association and, as such, shall exercise full supervision and control over all its business affairs including the oversight, development, and implementation of the Strategic Plan for the Association. Candidates for a position of Board member must be professional, supplier, or faculty members of PCMA.

PCMA has established the following timeline for the nominations process. Dates listed below are for the 2021 Calendar year:

Week of May 17
Launch Call for Nominations to membership via eblast.

June 30
Deadline to submit nominations.

Early July
Preliminary evaluations of candidates.

Mid-July to Mid-August
Interviews.

Week of August 23
The Nominating Committee meets in person to review all information and review candidate materials, results of video conference interviews and references. After careful deliberation, the committee selects the candidates for the slate of officers and Board members and reports to the President and CEO, no later than September 1.

By October 1
President and CEO notifies the membership of the proposed slate of officers and Board members no later than October 1.

By November 1
Additional nominations for officer or Board member positions may be made by written petition signed by five percent (5%) of the membership. Such petitions must be received by the President and CEO no later than close of business November 1.
The slate proposed by the Nominating Committee shall be deemed elected if there are no petition nominations received by the President and CEO by close of business November 1.

The Board:

  • is the principal governing body of PCMA
  • provides oversight for the business affairs of PCMA and the Foundation and reviews and approves all of PCMA’s financial matters.
  • works with the President and CEO, who is responsible for the execution of programs approved by the Board
  • is responsible for setting the direction for the organization and establishing policies to guide this direction
  • establishes and monitors the progress of PCMA’s plans for the future, including monitoring, updating and evaluating the implementation of strategic plans
  • continuously seeks to identify future leaders of PCMA
  • values and promotes consensus, cooperation and participation among all members and as individuals, should not represent any particular segment or constituency group of the membership, representing instead the interests of the entire association

If you agree to be considered as a nominee for an officer or Board member position with PCMA, you should be aware of the following criteria:

  • One year term of service for Officers; two-year term of service for Board members
  • Attendance at four (4) official board meetings that take place each year
    • January in conjunction with Convening Leaders
    • March/April (standalone and joint meeting with PCMA Partners)
    • June in conjunction with Education Conference
    • September in conjunction with Convening EMEA
  • Officers must participate in scheduled Executive Committee conference calls (one per month)
  • New board members must participate in the Board orientation prior to the start of Convening Leaders in Las Vegas.
  • Board members are assigned to serve as a liaison to one of the PCMA Chapters with the expectation that they will attend at least one chapter event per year in addition to regularly communicating with the Chapter President.
  • Board members are assigned as a liaison to one of PCMA’s committees or task forces with the expectation that they will participate in regular committee conference calls and activity in addition to regular communication with the committee/task force chair.
  • Officers and Board members are expected to assume personal responsibility for expenses related to board and other meetings; limited funding for airfare and lodging is available, if requested.