Nominations and Elections

Nominations for AIAA Board of Trustees – Members-at-Large are Now Being Accepted

The AIAA Executive Nominating Committee (ENC), chaired by the AIAA Immediate Past President, James Maser, will compile a list of potential nominees for the Board of Trustees – Members-at-Large.  This list will include nominees who will be selected to go to the next step of competency review and interview held by the ENC.  The ENC will select specific candidates for the Institute’s Board of Trustees – Members-at-Large by early March 2020.  The Board of Trustees – Members-at-Large will be voted on by the AIAA Council of Directors at the May 2020 meeting and announced soon thereafter.

AIAA members may nominate qualified individuals for the AIAA Board of Trustees by submitting the following requirements:

  • Nominee’s Bio and/or CV and history of AIAA activities and/or engagement with other professional societies
  • Statement from the nominee of willingness and ability to serve if elected
  • Statement from the nominee addressing how he/she meets the sought competencies

Nominations are due no later than 1600 hrs ET, 25 October 2019.  Please submit nominations directly to Christopher Horton, AIAA Governance Secretary, chrish@aiaa.org.

The specific list of essential competencies being sought for this election of Board of Trustees – Members-at-Large are:

  • Vision: Persons who have the ability to understand present states, clearly define what they should be in the future, and identify steps to achieve those ends.

  • Business Acumen: Persons who have the knowledge and understanding of the financial, accounting, marketing, and operational functions of an organization as well as the ability to make good judgments and quick decisions.

  • Domestic and International Aerospace Knowledge and Experience: Board membership reflects: a) the breadth of the various major sectors of aerospace industry both domestic and international; b) all levels of technology and systems development from basic research through all technology readiness levels to product development and deployment; and c) from different disciplines within the aerospace industry.

  • Leadership/Strategy/Execution: Persons who have the ability to create a shared vision, obtain participation and buy-in, and achieve successful results.

  • AIAA Leadership and Participation: Board membership reflects experience in successful participation in a wide variety of leadership positions within AIAA.

  • Involvement in creation and support of the new governance model: As the Board takes shape under the new governance model, it is important that the structure unfold as designed. To ensure the successful execution of the model, it is important to ensure that some of the new Board members were involved with and committed to the creation of the new structure.

  • Contacts with new or developing leaders: As the Board evolves it is important that its membership be viewed as experiencing change as well.  Board members who have knowledge of emerging leaders will be able to effectively assist in that endeavor.

  • Experience with change or transition management: Board members with prior experience in organizational change or transition will serve as a vital resource to the Board as it seeks to execute its role.

  • Demographic diversity: In addition to reflating the membership’s diversity in the industry and volunteer involvement, it is important that the new Board membership be seen as reflecting demographic diversity (e.g., gender, ethnicity, age, etc.) as well.  

 

Nominations for AIAA Directors Now Being Accepted

Nominations Due 12 July 2019

The AIAA Council of Directors Nominating Committee (CNC), will compile a list of potential nominees for the open Director positions on the AIAA Council of Directors.  This list will include nominees who will be selected to go to the next step of competency review and interview held by the CNC.  The CNC will select specific candidates for the open Director positions who will be voted on by the AIAA membership.  The final slate of candidates will be publicized by December 2019 for the election that will be held January/February 2020.

Nominations are being accepted for Regional, Integration and Outreach, and Technical Group Directors for term beginning May 2020-2023. AIAA members may nominate members qualified for the open position by submitting a nomination no later than 1800 hrs EDT, 12 July 2019. 

Regions coordinate the activities of geographically related Sections to facilitate cooperative efforts between the various geographical areas.  A Regional Director shall lead each Region. The voting members who belong to that region shall elect the Regional Director for that region. The Regional Director for each group shall be a member of the Regional Engagement Activities Division (READ) as well as a delegate to the Council of Directors. The term for Regional Directors shall be three years and there shall be a limit of the Regional Director serving two consecutive terms.  Nominations are being accepted for:

Integration and Outreach Groups coordinate the activities of related Integration and Outreach Committees to facilitate cooperative efforts between the various professional areas. An Integration and Outreach Group Director shall lead each Integration and Outreach Group. All voting members shall elect the Integration and Outreach Directors. The Integration and Outreach Director for each group shall be a member of the Integration and Outreach Activities Division (IOD) as well as a delegate to the Council of Directors. The term for Integration and Outreach Group Directors shall be three years and there shall be a limit of the Integration and Outreach Group Director serving two consecutive terms.  Nominations are being accepted for:

Technical Groups coordinate the activities of related Technical Committees to facilitate cooperative efforts between the various technical disciplines.  A Technical Director shall lead each Technical Group. The voting members who belong to that group shall elect the Technical Director for that group. The Technical Director for each group shall be a member of the Technical Activities Division (TAD) as well as a delegate to the Council of Directors. The term for Technical Directors shall be three years and there shall be a limit of the Technical Director serving two consecutive terms. Nominations are being accepted for:

To nominate an AIAA member in good standing for the open positions on the AIAA Council of Directors, please submit the nominee’s Bio and/or CV, history of AIAA activities and/or engagement with other professional societies, and a statement from the nominee of willingness and ability to serve if elected.
Nominations are due no later than 1800 hrs EDT, 12 July 2019.

Nominate Now

Nomination and election-related questions contact Christopher Horton, AIAA Governance Secretary, 703.264.7561 or chrish@aiaa.org.