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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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

    Nominations Due 26 October 2018

    The 2018-2019 AIAA Executive Nominating Committee (ENC), chaired by 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 2019.  The Board of Trustees – Members-at-Large will be voted on by the Council of Directors at the May 2019 meeting and announced soon thereafter.

    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.

    AIAA members may submit a name to be placed in nomination no later than 1600 hrs ET, 26 October 2018.  Please submit names directly to Christopher Horton, AIAA Governance Secretary,