Anwar Najor-Durack (MI), chair
Jennifer Fulcher (MS)
Claude Leblond (QC)
Karine Levesque (NB)
Greg Winkler (WI)
Tim Brown (TX), liaison
Description in bylaws
There shall be five members on the Nominating Committee, who shall be elected at the Annual Meeting of the Association by the Delegates by a plurality of votes, either from nominations submitted by the Nominating Committee or by nominations from the floor. Nominating Committee members shall be elected to serve two-year terms. Three Nominating Committee members shall be elected in even-numbered years, and two Nominating Committee members shall be elected in odd-numbered years. A candidate for the Nominating Committee must be a Delegate or Alternate Delegate, a member or Member Board Staff of a Member Board, or the chairperson of an Association committee, or have served as a member of a Member Board within the preceding two years of the time of nomination. All candidates for the Nominating Committee must have attended at least one ASWB Annual Meeting prior to nomination. The President may appoint the Immediate Past President or President-Elect as a sixth member of the committee. The members shall select their own chairperson from Nominating Committee members. The Nominating Committee shall submit to the Member Boards at least 30 days before the Annual Meeting, a slate of candidates for each position on the Board of Directors to be filled, and for each of the open positions of the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee shall use its best efforts to reflect diversity on both the Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee. Persons serving on the Nominating Committee shall be ineligible to be slated or elected to any elected position within the Association within their elected term. Nominating Committee members who resign from the committee shall not be slated or elected to any elected position within the Association within their elected term.
The Nominating Committee is an elected committee which reports through the Board of Directors (primarily for information and guidance) to the Delegate Assembly. The Committee’s work will be guided by the ASWB Strategic Plan whenever applicable.
The committee’s charge is outlined in the association’s bylaws, and may be summarized as:
- Soliciting recommendations from member boards and/or developing slates of candidates for ASWB Board of Directors and Nominating Committee positions.
- Assessing qualifications, suitability, and willingness of eligible nominees, and presenting a slate representing the best candidates for each vacancy.
- Ensuring that the proposed slate is submitted to member boards no less than 30 days prior to the election.
- Using its best efforts to submit a slate of candidates which ensures geographic, racial, and gender diversity on both the Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee.
- Identifying and encouraging potential new leaders among association membership.
The Nominating Committee has one face to face meeting, at the ASWB Education Conference, where it elects a chair and schedules a series of conference calls. During these calls, two or three during the spring/summer, the committee considers all suggestions submitted for nominees. Potential nominees must be contacted by one of the four members to ensure the availability of the individual, and committee members communicate as a group by email or further conference calls to finalize the slate for the fall election.