The Association is initiating its annual process of holding the election for three Directors to its Board, each to serve a three-year term beginning in January 2018. Members of the Board set the overall direction for our organization and make critical strategic decisions regarding our finances, activities and programs. I encourage North America (NA) or joint NA/LATAM Premier Members to consider serving on the Board and to vote. In addition, since only Premier Members vote in elections for Directors and may have their employees serve as Directors, I encourage other Association members to upgrade to Premier and take part in shaping the Association's future direction.
The annual election for Directors is held during the 4th quarter at the Association’s Annual Members Meeting, which is held in conjunction with the Association’s Premier Members Strategy Session. This year that Annual Meeting will be held December 5th in Tampa, FL. It follows the strategy session held December 4th.
The Association’s nine Board members are elected for three-year terms, which are staggered such that each year there are openings for three Directors. Each Board member can only serve for two consecutive terms. Board members must be from a NA or joint NA/LATAM Premier Member “in good standing,” including by being current with its dues. No more than one person from any Premier Member company may serve on the Board at any time. A complete description of what is expected from the Association’s Board of Director members can be found at Board of Directors' Responsibilities and should be reviewed prior to any nomination
Any Association member can nominate a candidate (although a Director must be employed by a Premier Member). Each candidate will need to complete a Board Questionnaire. The deadline for the Board Questionnaire submission is now closed for the 2018 Board.
Premier Members unable to attend the Annual Meeting may vote by absentee ballot, which will be sent to all designated company member representatives by November 25th. Absentee ballots must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1, 2017, and, since voting is by “sealed” ballot, these ballots will be kept confidential.
Premier Members unable to attend the Annual Meeting may vote by absentee ballot, which will be sent to all designated company member representatives by November 22nd. Absentee ballots must be sent to email@example.com by December 1, 2017.
The three candidates with the highest vote counts will be elected. If there is tie such that more than three candidates qualify, a run-off vote will be held. Members must be present in Tampa to cast their votes for any run-offs.
Comments or questions on the voting process should go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Board Election Results:
The annual members’ meeting took place in Washington, DC on December 7th, 2016, during which 2017 board elections were held.
The following individuals were elected with all terms commencing January 1st:
Newly elected to 3-year term:
Kevin Morgan, Chief Marketing Officer, Clearfield Inc.
Re-elected to 3-year terms:
Scott Jackson, Business Development Manager, Graybar
John George, Director, Solutions and Professional Services, OFS
Continuing as Board Members:
J. Michael Hill, CEO, On Trac, Inc.
Gary Bolton, VP of Global Marketing, ADTRAN
Gregg Logan, Vice President of Engineering, Telapex, Inc. (corporate parent of the C Spire companies)
Robert Murrie, Chief Marketing Officer, ETI Software Solutions
Ben Lovins, SVP of the Telecommunications Division, Jackson Energy Authority
Robert Murrie, Chairman
Scott Jackson, Vice-Chair
Gregg Logan, Secretary
Kevin Morgan, Treasurer
Technology: John George
Community Toolkit: Joanne Hovis
Marketing: Gary Bolton
Government Relations: Gary Bolton
Finance & Audit Committee: Ben Lovins, Kevin Morgan
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