Election / Nominations Process

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What’s the composition of the Board of Directors?

The ASCP Bylaws provide for 14 elected members on the Board of Directors: 4 officers (president, chairman of the board, president-elect, and secretary-treasurer) and 10 directors (2 elected from each of ASCP’s 5 regions). All board members are elected by the ASCP membership except for the secretary-treasurer who is elected by the Board of Directors. In addition, the Executive Director/CEO serves as an ex officio, non-voting member of the Board.

Nominations Process

Each year ASCP seeks eligible and qualified candidates for the Society’s Board of Directors for each of six (6) positions: president-elect, and five (5) of the director positions. Once elected to president-elect, this person automatically moves to president and then to chairman of the board. The Nominating Committee is appointed by the president in late summer. For 2016, the call for nominations of eligible and qualified candidates for the Society’s Board of Directors will run from December 7, 2015 - January 29, 2016. The following are considered by the ASCP Nominating Committee in selecting candidates to stand for election:

  • membership in ASCP for at least two years
  • attendance at two or more ASCP meetings
  • productive service and involvement in the Society’s national and/or chapter leadership groups

To submit your name for consideration for election to the ASCP Board of Directors, or to suggest a candidate for nomination, please provide full name, contact information, and position sought (president-elect, or director) to Debbie Furman at dfurman@ascp.com.

Call for Nominations to ASCP 2016-2017 Board of Directors is Open

The ASCP Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2016 - 2017 ASCP Board of Directors. Nominees will stand for election via member balloting in June 2016. Terms for elected directors will commence in November 2016 and last 2 years. Nominees must be active members in good standing of the Society. Complete nomination packages are due by March 1, 2016.



A Complete Nominations Package consists of:

  1. Completed 'Nominee Information Form' to be submit online by nominee
  2. Brief biographical sketch (600 word limit)
  3. Curriculum vitae or resume
  4. Letter of Recommendation (preferably from an ASCP member)
  5. Professional quality, recent headshot (color) in either .JPG or .TIF format, 300 dpi. (optional)

Nomination Packages must be submitted to Debbie Furman at dfurman@ascp.com by March 1, 2016. If you have additional questions about the ASCP Board and/or the nominations process, please contact Debbie Furman at dfurman@ascp.com or 703-739-1300 x146.

Online election opens June 30

The Election Bulletin -- with candidate's photograph, biographical sketch, and responses to two questions -- is posted and online balloting begins in June for all ASCP members who are eligible to vote.

Voting by online ballots must be completed by July 31 in order to be counted in the official results.

Election results announced in August

Once the election results are officially tallied, the outcome is communicated to the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and the Executive Director/CEO. Vote counts are never announced. The Chairman of the Nominating Committee first notifies all candidates of the outcome of the election, and only then is the outcome announced to the membership at large. New board members begin serving after their installation during a general session at the annual meeting in November.

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