AES 2023 Elections: Call for Nominations for Officers of the Board of Governors and Board of Directors
The Nominations Committee is at this time soliciting the names of Members to be considered for possible inclusion in the 2023 AES Elections as candidates for Board of Directors and and Board of Governors roles. To aid in this task, the recommendations of all AES Members are welcomed.
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 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 Member or Fellow of the AES. Associate, Student and Honorary Members may not nominate, hold office or vote. Associate Members can apply for free to upgrade to Member at secure.aes.org/membership/upgrade.
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: aes.org/nominations/submit. A Member having difficulties with the online nomination tool can contact Member Services at [email protected]
In the 2023 AES Elections, the following positions will be on the ballot for terms beginning January 1, 2024:
• President-Elect (to become President in the following year)
• Five Vice Presidents (one each for Asia-Pacific Region, Central Region Europe, Central Region USA/Canada, Latin American Region, Southern Europe/Middle East/Africa Region)
• Three Governors at Large.
The relevant descriptions of their responsibilities are as follows:
The term of office for the President-Elect, President, and immediate Past President of the Society shall be for one year. A newly elected President-Elect automatically moves through the three presidential roles over three years on the Board of Directors, followed by two years as a Governor. Regional VPs and Governors serve two-year terms.
The AES Bylaws state:
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 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 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 06, 2023. Submit online at aes.org/nominations/submit or send to Josh Reiss, 2023 Nominations Committee Chair, Audio Engineering Society, 697 3rd Avenue, Suite 405, New York, NY 10017, USA, Phone: +1 212-661-8528, Email: [email protected].