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Nominations for the NBA Board of Directors

For over 70 years, the National Braille Association has been guided by a volunteer Board of Directors. Members of the NBA Board join an esteemed list of those who’ve made a difference in how we serve braille transcribers and ultimately braille readers. As we prepare for our 2016 Fall Professional Development Conference in St. Louis, we have begun the process to review nominations for positions on the Board of Directors. Those selected to serve in the officer and director positions listed below will be installed in October during the conference.

We encourage all members of NBA to become involved in this nominating process by submitting the names of individuals for director positions and by selecting current directors to serve in officer positions.

Director
Directors serve a three-year term; an elected director is eligible for a second consecutive term. To be eligible to serve as a director, an individual must be a member in good standing of the Association for at least one year prior to election. An elected director who has served two terms shall be eligible to serve as a director after a lapse of at least a year from the expiration of his or her last term as director. Four director positions need to be filled.

Two directors’ terms are expiring. Betty Marshall is eligible for another term as a director or an officer position. Wendy Benckhuysen is eligible for another term as a director or an officer position.

Vice President
The Vice President will serve a two-year term and will be eligible to serve a consecutive two-year term in the same office. To be eligible for an office, a candidate must be a current director in good standing for at least two years. An officer, upon expiration of his or her second term, shall be eligible for election to another office or as a director.

Secretary
The Secretary will serve a two-year term and will be eligible to serve a consecutive two-year term in the same office. To be eligible for an office, a candidate must be a current director in good standing for at least two years. An officer, upon expiration of his or her second term, shall be eligible for election to another office or as a director.

 

If you would like to nominate someone for a director or officer position, we invite you to submit their name, a summary of their skills and experience, and their contact information using the form below. All nominations must be received by April 30, 2016.

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