2024 Nominating Committee Report

TO:                        GSAE Membership
FROM:                  Mike Pennington, CAE
DATE:                   November 1, 2023
RE:                        2024 Nominating Committee Report
As Chair of the Nominating Committee, I am pleased to announce the following slate of officers and GSAE Board of Directors members for 2024.  Please note that this term of office, unless otherwise noted, will run for 2 years from January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2025.
CHAIR (automatic) Amy Kane, CAE, MBA
TREASURER Jacob Wilder, CAE                          
PAST Chair (automatic) Val Smith, CAE
BEGINNING two-year terms on the Board
Lacey Facer
Catie Ramp, MBA, MPA
Rick Walker, Esq.                                                                                                                                      

Anne Chen 

COMPLETING terms on the Board                                          
Kara Bastarache, CAE
Betsy Eddy, CAE
Katie Oxford, CAE
Steven Schumacher
CORPORATE MEMBER                                                               
Jeremy Minnick
The Nominating Committee endorses the slate for the 2024 GSAE Foundation Board of Trustees.
PAST Chair (automatic) – Julia Boyd, CAE
CHAIR (automatic) - Julie Anderson, CAE, MBA
CHAIR-ELECT (automatic) – Kelly McLendon, CAE
TREASURER – Damian Kavanagh, Ed.D., CAE
BOARD Representative – Jason Cline, CAE
Our thanks to our board members who will complete their terms this year. They will be recognized during the December 6th GSAE Business Meeting. They are Cece Corbin, CMP, Samantha (Sam) Evans, CAE, ICE-CCP, MBA, Lisa- Marie Haygood, MBA, CAE, Jan Price, CAE, and Maria Trammell.     
Our thanks also to past chair of the GSAE Foundation Board of Trustees Tara M. Morrison, CAE, CMP.
Respectfully submitted, the 2024 GSAE Nominating Committee
Mike Pennington, CAE, Val Smith, CAE, Amy Kane, CAE, MBA, Becca Colbert, CMP, Jay Markwalter, LEC, TMP, Dawn Morton-Rias, Ed. D., PA-C, ICE-CCP, FACHE, Monica Smith, CMP, CASE, CDME, and Lori K. Spear, CAE.


From the GSAE Bylaws


Section 1:  Nominations. 
A.   Nominating Committee. At least ninety (90) days prior to the annual business meeting, the Board of Directors shall appoint a Nominating Committee of at least five (5) persons, each of whom shall have been an Individual member of the Society for at least two (2) years.  The chairman shall be the Immediate Past Chair. Others on the committee shall be the Chair, Chair Elect and two or more other members not currently serving on the GSAE Board of Directors.  Names of nominating committee members and an invitation for recommendations for candidates for nomination shall be announced to the membership at least sixty (60) days prior to the annual business meeting.  The nominating committee shall submit at least one (1) name for each available elective office of the Society and said slate shall be presented, in writing, to the membership at least thirty (30) days prior to the annual business meeting and again, orally, at the annual business meeting.

B.  Candidates. All candidates shall be members in good standing.

C.  Nominating Process.  All nominations shall be made by either the Nominating Committee or by written petition of not less than 5 percent of the membership. The Nominating Committee shall notify the membership, in writing, of its choice not less than thirty (30) days before the annual business meeting.  After this time, any member nominated by a written petition containing the signatures of not less than 5 percent of the membership will be placed on the ballot, along with the nominees of the Nominating Committee, so long as the written petition accompanied by the nominee(s)' written statement of willingness to serve is received by the President not less than seven (7) calendar days prior to the annual business meeting, not including the day of the annual business meeting, except that the office of Chair is automatically filled in accordance with provisions of Article V, Section 1.