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Nominations – Board of Directors 2013-2015

Deadline: February 22, 2013

All IADMS Board members and officers will complete their two-year terms in October 2013. At that time, the current President-Elect, Janet Karin, will become IADMS President. An election will be held in April-May 2013 for the positions of:

  • Vice-President (President-Elect)
  • Treasurer
  • Members-at-Large (6)

We invite you to nominate qualified and motivated nominees who are willing to be considered for election. We also encourage each IADMS member to consider serving as a Board member or officer to help IADMS remain vital and prosperous. The guidelines and procedures for making nominations, and the board member and officer responsibilities are described below.

The credentials of each nominee will be verified by the IADMS Nominating Committee. Every nominee must be a member in good standing, both in the profession and in the Association, and must have attended an IADMS Annual Meeting at least once in the previous three years.

Nomination Guidelines

  1. Nominees must be members in good standing in the profession and in IADMS.
  2. Nominees must have attended an IADMS Annual Meeting at least once in the last three years (October 2010 in Birmingham, UK, October 2011 in Washington DC, USA and/or October 2012 in Singapore).
  3. The Members-at-Large may be re-elected, but must be nominated in the same way as everyone else, and provide their nominator with a brief personal statement (no more than 300 words) expressing their commitment to serve and fulfill the duties of the position sought (see Responsibilities below).
  4. Members-at-Large may serve no more than three consecutive terms. The Treasurer may serve no more than two consecutive terms.
  5. Officer nominees (Vice-President and Treasurer) must come from past or present Board members.
  6. Nominees must be willing to serve a two-year term beginning immediately following the October 2013 Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, USA.
  7. Nominations must be made by an IADMS member in good standing and the reasons for the nomination must be stated in the nomination (see Procedures below). Individual members may not nominate themselves.
  8. Nominations must be submitted through this website no later than February 22, 2013.

Nomination Procedures

Preparing your nomination:

  1. Contact each person you wish to nominate to obtain his or her consent and a brief personal statement (no more than 300 words) expressing his/her commitment to serve and fulfill the duties of the position sought (see Responsibilities below). To be fair to all nominees, longer statements will be truncated at 300 words. Your nominee must send this statement directly to you, not to IADMS.
  2. Collect all the other information you will need (see step #3). Please do not submit a nomination until you have contacted the nominee personally and secured his or her personal statement and agreement to be nominated.
  3. To support your nomination, you will need to state your reasons for the nomination, including the following information about the nominee:
    1. history in the field
    2. present professional position
    3. demonstrated interest in supporting and promoting the mission of IADMS

Submitting your nomination:

  1. Click here to submit your nomination online. Nominations will not be accepted by email or mail.
  2. Enter the information required and cut-and-paste your nominee’s personal statement into the appropriate box. Please ensure your nominee’s statement does not exceed 300 words.
  3. Submit your completed nomination no later than February 22, 2013. Please note that nominations that do not include the nominee’s personal statement (up to 300 words) will not be accepted.
  4. If you do not received an email confirmation, please re-submit your nomination. If you continue to experience difficulty with submitting your nomination, please contact

Nominations, including a personal statement by the nominee, must be received by February 22, 2013 for a nomination to be valid.

Board of Directors Responsibilities

Board members should assist in the overall governing of the Association by providing informed oversight of IADMS business, management and strategic and operational affairs. Board members should participate in conversations via the discussion forum and email and be willing to check and respond to emails and on a regular basis. Board members are expected to attend the Board Meetings held before and during the Annual Meeting. No other travel is required between Annual Meetings. During the year Board members must be willing to commit approximately eight hours per week to IADMS, including discussing and voting in a timely manner on various issues before the Board. They are expected to volunteer for other tasks, including serving on IADMS committees, raising funds and proofreading and copy editing of IADMS publications.

Officers (Vice-President, who becomes President at the end of his or her two-year term, and Treasurer) are expected to do all of the above and must be willing to commit considerable time (approximately 12 hours per week) to IADMS business. The Treasurer does not need to have financial experience but should have experience in working with spreadsheets.

Nominators and nominees are encouraged to obtain the IADMS Handbook for Directors by emailing
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