The Nominations Committee recommends who should be included on the official ballots in AES Elections.
The Nominations Committee is at this time soliciting the names of members to be considered for possible inclusion in the 2020 ballot for election of officers to the Board of Directors and to the Board of Governors. To aid us in this task, please let us know if there is someone you would like us to consider for this election.
The Board of Directors (BoD) is the governing body of the Society, while the Board of Governors (BoG) is tasked by the AES bylaws with the management and support of the various AES Committees and of AES Members. The titled AES officers on the BoD and the voting members of the BoG are elected by AES Members by online ballot. The Nominations Committee is the standing committee of the AES charged with presenting a slate of candidates for election.
To be eligible for nomination, a candidate must be either a full Member or Fellow of the AES. Associate, Student and Honorary Members may not nominate, hold office or vote. Associate Members can apply to upgrade to Member here https://secure.aes.org/membership/upgrade/. Candidates must be willing and able to attend the meeting of the Board of Governors each year in North America.
If you are a Member of the Society and wish to alert the Nominations Committee to a qualified Member as a potential candidate for any of the elective offices listed below, you can submit a nomination either online or in writing. Online nominations require only that you enter the potential candidate’s membership number and select the proposed elected office. Written nominations must supply the committee with the following information:
1) The name and membership number of the candidate whom you wish to propose.
2) Your name and membership number.
3) The elective office for which you wish to propose the individual as a candidate. It is essential that your candidate be qualified for the particular office.
A candidate will be required to supply ALL of the following information:
1) A biography indicating the candidate’s relevant experience and contributions to audio in general and to the Audio Engineering Society, in particular.
2) A signed statement by the candidate indicating a willingness to serve the Society and attend meetings as required by our bylaws, if elected.
3) A declaration of the candidate’s affiliation with any organization that might represent a potential conflict with the aims and objectives of the Society as a not-for-profit professional society as outlined in the bylaws.
Nominations can be submitted here: http://www.aes.org/nominations/submit/.
In the 2020 ballot, the following positions on the Board will be open:
• President-Elect (to become President in the following year)
• Three Vice Presidents (one each for Eastern Region USA/Canada, Western Region USA/Canada, Northern Region Europe)
• Three Governors at large.
The relevant descriptions of their responsibilities, as given in the Society’s bylaws, are as follows:
The President-Elect shall assist the President in the normal governance of the Society. Should the President become unable to fulfill the responsibilities of office due to absence or incapacitation, the Immediate Past President shall assume the duties of the presidency.
The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Society and shall have general and active management of the business of the Society subject to the direction of the Board of Directors, and shall see that all orders and resolutions of the Board of Directors are carried into effect. The President shall also preside at the regular meetings of the Society, of the Board of Directors, and of the Board of Governors.
The Secretary shall be responsible for the recording of the minutes of the annual meeting of the Society and all meetings of the Board of Directors and the Board of Governors; shall have charge of the records and, in coordination with the Treasurer, the books of account of the Society; shall provide regular and timely reports of the actions of the Board of Directors to the Board of Governors; shall conduct the correspondence of the Society, the Board of Directors, and the Board of Governors; and shall maintain and revise the Organization Guide of the Society pursuant to decisions by the Board of Directors.
The Regional Vice Presidents shall each serve the interests of those members, Sections, and Student Sections within their geographical area and assist in the development of new memberships (recruitment of new members), and the establishment and proper functioning of all Sections within their Regions.
Governors shall assist the Vice Presidents in the Regions in which they reside in the development and maintenance of the local Sections and activities within the Region; work with the Board of Governors to further the goals and activities of the Society as a whole; and participate in activities of the Society’s committees.
The AES makes a contribution toward the travel costs incurred by Board members in the course of their duties. More information about this and about the duties and responsibilities of Board members may be obtained from the Nominations Chair.
In no case does a submission to the Committee constitute any guarantee that the nominee will appear on the next Society election ballot.
Nominations must be received by February 10, 2020. Submit online at http://www.aes.org/nominations/submit/ (preferred) or send to Nadja Wallaszkovits, 2020 Nominations Committee Chair, Audio Engineering Society, Inc., 551 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1225, New York, NY 10176, USA, Phone: +1 212.661.8528, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org