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AIAA Governance

In spring 2016 members were asked to make their voices heard regarding changes to the AIAA Constitution and Bylaws. An overwhelming majority of members who voted (91.8%) supported the proposed changes put forth by the Governance Working Group (GWG) and other AIAA leadership, including the Board of Directors (BOD) and Blue Ribbon Panel.


As then-President Jim Albaugh noted in the letter announcing the results of the vote, “this marks a new beginning for AIAA,” and transition planning began immediately. What has happened since? The BOD and GWG have met twice since then to discuss the transition timeline and a Governance Transition Group (GTG) was established by the Board.


Transition to the AIAA new governance model will take place starting in May 2017. Details of the Governance Transition Plan from the existing Board of Directors to the new Council of Directors and Board of Trustees are available here. Please visit this page often for updates. Thank you for your ongoing support and involvement!


If after reviewing the information here you have any unanswered questions, please submit them on the form below.

Call for 2018 AIAA Council of Directors and Board of Trustees Nominations

Transition to the AIAA new governance model began in May 2017. Details of the Governance Transition Plan to the new Council of Directors and Board of Trustees can be found on this page, below.

The 2018 AIAA Council and Executive Nominating Committees will meet in fall 2017 to review nominees and select the slate of candidates to fill the following vacancies in the Institute’s 2018 Council of Directors and Board of Trustees elections:

Council of Directors positions:
Director–Aerospace Design and Structures Group
Director–Aerospace Sciences Group
Director–Region III
Director–Region VI

Board of Trustees positions:
Treasurer
Trustee–At-Large 1
Trustee–At-Large 2
Trustee–At-Large 3

AIAA members may submit themselves or other members qualified for the chosen position as nominees by submitting a nomination through the AIAA Nominations website no later than 4 September 2017.

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The nomination system opens 7 August 2017.

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Questions?

Have a question about the AIAA Governance Project? Please submit your governance questions to custserv@aiaa.org