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NAD Candidates for Board of Directors 2012-2014

NAD Candidates for Board of Directors 2012-2014

The Election Committee announced official candidates for officer and
regional representative positions on the NAD Board of Directors, as
follows:

President (2012-2014)
Sheri Farinha
Chris Wagner

Vice President (2012-2014)
Melissa Draganac-Hawk
David Reynolds

Secretary (2012-2014)
Sean Gerlis
Kirsten Poston

Treasurer (2012-2014)
Vacant

Region I Regional Representative (2012-2016)
Steve Lovi
Alfred Sonnenstrahl

Region II Regional Representative (2012-2016)
Mike Berger

Region III Regional Representative (2012-2016)
Vacant

Region IV Regional Representative (2012-2016)
John Evans
David Reynolds

These candidates have been certified by the Election Committee in
accordance with candidacy requirements stipulated in the NAD Bylaws:

Article Four: Board of Directors
§ 4.05 Candidacy Requirements
The Election Committee shall receive completed candidacy forms,
requisite background information, and proof of membership from
prospective candidates for Officer and Regional Board Member positions
no later than thirty (30) days prior to the biennial national
conference to verify candidacy requirements. Names of official
candidates shall be posted prior to the conference. If there are no
prospects for a particular position, the Election Committee shall
receive candidacy documents prior to the start of the Council of
Representatives meeting. There shall be no nominations from the floor.

Official elections will be held during the Council of Representatives
meeting on Friday, July 6, 2010 from 1:45 – 3:15 pm; make plans to
observe your delegates elect Board members for the new term of office!

Elected Board members shall assume their respective duties immediately
after adjournment of the biennial national conference.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The election deadline has passed. Can additional prospects apply for
candidacy?
No. The NAD Bylaws were amended by official vote of delegates at the
49th Biennial NAD Conference in New Orleans. There are no vacancies;
therefore the Election Committee cannot accept additional prospects.

According to the bylaws, “If there are no prospects for a particular
position, the Election Committee shall receive candidacy documents
prior to the start of the Council of Representatives meeting. There
shall be no nominations from the floor.”

This is a new and significant change from past practice. The Election
Committee expects to see a greater number of candidates at future
biennial national conferences.

What are the eligibility requirements?
The NAD Bylaws specifies the following: “No person shall be eligible to
hold office who has not been a member of both the Association and
his/her State Association Affiliate for two years immediately preceding
the election” which calls for active status from July 2010 through July
2012.

The Bylaws also specify submission of requisite candidacy paperwork
thirty (30) days prior to the biennial national conference.

What is the order of the voting process – officers or regional board
representatives first? When will voting results be announced?
The 2010 Election Policies and Procedures specify the following:

First, regional delegates shall consider and vote for candidates for
Regional Representatives for Regions I, II, III and IV, respectively.

Second, delegates shall consider and vote for candidates for the
offices of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer,
respectively.

Third, voting results shall be announced by the selected Past President
upon the Election Committee’s verification of voting results for each
office.

Will more information on official candidates be posted?
Yes. Candidates will answer questions put forth by the Election
Committee; candidate responses will be posted on this page later this
month.

What are the expectations of NAD Board members?
Click here for more information about the expectations and
responsibilities of the board members and the election process.

http://www.nad.org

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