Calling all candidates
Nominations are now open for candidates to serve on the AATIA Board of Directors in 2018. Longtime AATIA member (and one of the Association’s founders) Esther Diaz has agreed to chair our nominating committee this year, ably assisted by fellow longtime members Patricia Thickstun de Ribes and Mike Magee.
All members of the current Board are running for reelection this year (click to download candidate statements), but any AATIA member in good standing is welcome to become a candidate. Please contact Esther if you would like to nominate someone (including yourself!) to stand for election to the Board for 2018.
As announced in Tony Beckwith’s recent “Letter from the Board,” we are trying something new this year: in an effort to get some of our newer members involved in AATIA leadership roles, we are hoping to create a “shadow Board” of volunteers who would work with current Board members next year and then take over as full Board members in 2019. Marco Hanson has already agreed to shadow the President, but we are looking for five others who would be willing to shadow the remaining members of the Board in 2018.
Please download and read Tony’s thoughts on the benefits of stepping into a leadership position in AATIA.