Call for Nominations
for AAA Board of Director Positions
The Call for Nominations for AAA Board of Director Positions is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination. Final selections among the nominees will be determined by a vote of the general membership.
The 2012–2013 AAA Nominations Committee and the 2012–2013 Council Ballot Committee encourage members to submit nominations for American Accounting Association offices. Prior to submitting names for consideration, the nominator should ensure that the person they are nominating:
- Is familiar with the AAA Strategic Document,
- Is willing to serve if elected, and
- Is interested in supporting effective AAA strategic and governance efforts.
Members of the Association who would like to nominate an AAA Member and/or themselves for consideration as nominees should submit their nominations before 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, October 12, 2012, using the AAA Nomination Form. In accordance with the Association Bylaws, Student Members may not hold an elective or appointed office. As directed in the new AAA Bylaws, at least two nominees for each position will be placed on the ballot for the membership vote.
In accordance with the revised AAA Bylaws, the Council Ballot Committee annually selects the two or more nominees for one position while the AAA Nominations Committee selects the two or more nominees for the remaining positions. Final selections among the nominees will be determined by a vote of the general membership.
Board of Director Positions for which Nominations are Sought for 2013–2014:
President-Elect—Serves a three-year term: President-Elect during 2013–2014, as President during 2014–2015, and as Past President during 2015–2016.
The role of the President-Elect is to appoint new members to fill vacancies on AAA committees and task forces, to participate on the Board of Directors, to participate as a member of the Management Team, and to represent the AAA leadership at Region and Section meetings, as well as at meetings outside the AAA when asked to do so. The President-Elect shall serve for one year, then shall serve one year as President and then one year as Past President. The two or more nominees on the final ballot presented to the membership will be selected by the AAA Nominations Committee.
Vice President of Finance–Elect—Serves a three-year term: Vice President-Finance-Elect during 2013–2014 and Vice President-Finance during 2014–2016.
The Vice President-Finance chairs the standing Finance Committee. The Vice President-Finance is responsible for supervising the financial management of the Association, under the general direction of the Board of Directors. The Vice President-Finance shall assist the President-Elect in preparing the budget outlining the financial resources and requirements for the next fiscal year. The Vice President-Finance shall report annually to the membership on the financial affairs of the Association. The Vice President-Finance shall serve for two years after serving one year as Vice President-Finance-Elect.
During the first year of the Vice President-Finance's two-year term, the AAA Nominations Committee shall nominate a Vice President-Finance-Elect to serve during the final year of the Vice President-Finance's two-year term. The Vice President-Finance-Elect shall assume the vice presidency (and chair of the Committee on Finance) upon the expiration of the Vice President-Finance's term. The Vice President-Finance-Elect shall serve as a member of the Finance Committee and shall perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President-Finance. The two or more nominees on the final ballot presented to the membership will be selected by the AAA Nominations Committee.
Director—Focusing on Intellectual Property—Serves a three-year term: 2013–2016.
This director will take responsibility for helping the Board deal with technological, economic, financial, organizational, and competitive issues related to intellectual property. These issues are important to our members who create intellectual property from their research and/or teaching and to the AAA as a whole. This complex area has been the subject of two AAA intellectual property task forces; this director will serve on the Intellectual Property Task Force II. The person filling this role will ideally have knowledge or experience concerning library acquisition, aggregators, electronic publication and/or digital rights issues. In addition, the person filling this role should have the ability to assess financial and risk aspects of contracts dealing with intellectual property. The Director – Focusing on Intellectual Property will serve a three-year term. The two or more nominees for this position on the final ballot presented to the membership will be selected by the AAA Nominations Committee.
Director—Focusing on Academic/Practitioner Interaction—Serves a three-year term: 2013–2016.
This director will take responsibility for helping the Board continuously improve its strategic relationships with practitioners and member bodies from all areas of the accounting profession and with regulatory bodies relevant to the accounting profession. These strategic relationships are important to our members who wish to keep their teaching and/or research up to date and they also provide an opportunity for AAA thought leadership to contribute to the profession and/or the public interest. The person filling this role will ideally be either a career academic who has a recent significant history of relationships or experience within the accounting profession, broadly defined, or a recently retired practitioner who is now holding a non-tenure track faculty position. The Director–Focusing on Academic/Practitioner Interaction will serve a three-year term. The two or more nominees for this position on the final ballot presented to the membership will be selected by the Council Ballot Committee.
Current and historical listings of AAA Board of Director members, Council members, Committee charges and participants, as well as Segment officers are available for reference.
If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Gutierrez at (941) 556-4117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember, the submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, October 12, 2012.