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Call for Nominations for AAA Board of Directors
3-Year Terms Begin August 2020


Nominations are now being accepted for the following four positions:

President-Elect
Vice President-Education
Director-Focusing on Membership
Director-Focusing on International

  • Each year the Board of Directors (BOD) develops a Call for Nominations for Board positions to be filled in that year’s election.
  • For each position on the ballot, guidance for making nominations is provided by the Board based on the Board's analysis of current projects, including ongoing Board positions and mission-related initiatives.
  • The AAA Nominations Committee and the Council Ballot Committee (all of Council, excluding the Board of Directors) receive and review all qualified nominations, thoroughly assess the expertise required for each position, and recommend candidates for placement on the slate.
  • Final selections among the candidates will be determined by a vote of the membership in Spring 2020.
  • Student Members may not be nominated, and in accordance with the Association Bylaws, may not hold an elected or appointed office.
  • New Board members take office on Wednesday of the Annual Meeting in August 2020.

Deadline for Nominations: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern

In order to have a pool of qualified candidates, we recommend that prior to submitting any nomination(s)
you review the Roles and Responsibilities and Guidance from the Board of Directors
on key interests and capabilities for each position. 

Please see below for instructions for submitting your nomination(s).


President-Elect


Roles and Responsibilities for the position:

During his/her three-year term, the President-Elect serves for one year in that role (2020-2021), then for one year as President (2021-2022), followed by one year as Past President (2022-2023).

Over the course of his/her three-year term, the President attends Board Meetings, Council Meetings, Management Team Meetings, Section and Region Meetings, as well as meetings beyond the AAA when asked to do so. He/she also serves as Board of Director Liaison on various Committees and presents at several AAA meetings each year.

The President-Elect is a key member of the AAA's leadership team, playing a major role in supporting ongoing strategic initiatives and further developing the AAA's strategy.  Specifically, the President-Elect participates as a leader on the Board of Directors and as a member of the Management Team.  The President-Elect also serves on the Finance Committee, and as an ex-officio member of the Governance Committee.

Once President, responsibilities focus on leading the Management Team's discussions of the strategic direction of the Association. The President chairs the Board of Directors and presides at the Annual Meeting and Business Meeting of the Association. Except for committee members appointed by the Council and previously appointed to terms that have not yet expired, the President and Management Team have authority to appoint members to committees and task forces, and to remove members of committees and task forces (in accordance with the AAA Bylaws). The President communicates to the membership on issues of interest.  The President represents the AAA to other domestic and international professional and educational accounting associations.

Past Presidents serve on the Management Team, the Nominations Committee, and the Finance Committee, among other roles - continuing to sustain strategic initiatives of the Association and provide continuity and cohesion on the Board of Directors.


Guidance from the Board of Directors on key interests
and capabilities for the position:

  • Candidates should embrace the American Accounting Association’s vision to be Thought Leaders in Accounting. The President-Elect position will continue implementation of the next strategic steps of this vision to expand its reach to serve society. 

  • Given the need to hit the ground running, a preference will be given to candidates who have substantial, broad experience in AAA Leadership roles, such as, but not restricted to, Member of the Board of Directors, Council Chair, AAA Section or Region leadership roles, or other extensive AAA leadership experience (e.g. as senior editor of AAA publications or as the chair of major committees.)

  • Candidates should exhibit:
    • a strong interest and experience in accounting scholarship and    teaching,
    • a global perspective,
    • highly effective communication and presentation skills 

  • Candidates should have an interest in focusing on the needs of members who may currently be under-engaged (e.g. Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Global Scholars, Two-Year Faculty, and Doctoral Students).

  • The President-Elect should have enthusiasm in continuing to focus on understanding and engaging our communities, enhancing our core operations and expanding our offerings to members.  A global mindset and appreciation for and connections with colleagues in practice is important.

  • Two candidates for this Board position will be placed on the ballot by the AAA Nominations Committee.

 


Vice President-Education


Roles and Responsibilities for the position:

The Vice President-Education participates on the Board of Directors and is, in tandem with the Education Committee (a standing committee of the AAA), responsible for advising the Board and AAA Professional Staff on projects and issues focusing on accounting education.

Over the course of his/her three-year term, the Vice President-Education attends Board and Council Meetings, is the liaison between the Board and the Education Committee and serves as Board of Director Liaison on various Committees.

The Vice President-Education chairs the Education Committee, works closely with the Center for Advancing Accounting Education, and responds as appropriate to the educational efforts of outside constituents, both national and international.

The Vice President-Education makes recommendations to the Board as appropriate and responds on an as-needed basis to address educational issues presented by the President, Board, Executive Director, or the leadership of Sections and Regions.

The Vice President-Education serves a three-year term (2020-2023).


Guidance from the Board of Directors on key interests
and capabilities for the position:

  • Candidates should embrace the American Accounting Association’s vision to be Thought Leaders in Accounting. The Vice President-Education position will continue implementation of the next strategic steps of this vision to expand its reach to serve society.

  • Candidates should have an interest in focusing on the needs of members who may currently be under-engaged (e.g. Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Global Scholars, Two-Year Faculty, and Doctoral Students).

  • The AAA values its relationships with other accounting associations (e.g., IMA, Beta Alpha Psi, AICPA). Candidates for the position of Vice President-Education should therefore be willing to serve as an active liaison with Beta Alpha Psi, the AICPA Academic Executive Committee, and other outside committees and associations, as determined through consultations with the Board.

  • Two candidates for this Board position will be placed on the ballot by the AAA Nominations Committee.

 

 

 


Director-Focusing on Membership


Roles and Responsibilities for the position:

The Director-Focusing on Membership participates on the Board of Directors and is, in tandem with the Membership Advisory Committee (MAC), responsible for advising the Board on membership-related issues for all current and potential members of the Association, and works closely with AAA Professional Staff to assist with current membership initiatives and to identify future membership initiatives.

Over the course of his/her three-year term, the Director-Focusing on Membership attends Board and Council Meetings, is the liaison between the Board and the MAC and serves as Board of Director Liaison on various Committees.

The Director-Focusing on Membership will collaborate with the Director-Focusing on International to support initiatives focused on expanding non-U.S. member access to services and membership from faculty outside the U.S. 

The Director-Focusing on Membership serves a three-year term (2020-2023).


Guidance from the Board of Directors on key interests
and capabilities for the position:

  • Candidates should embrace the American Accounting Association’s vision to be Thought Leaders in Accounting. The Director-Focusing on Membership position will continue implementation of the next strategic steps of this vision to expand its reach to serve society.

  • Candidates should have an interest in exploring ways to expand the AAA Community, particularly with regard to under-engaged communities (e.g. Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Global Scholars, Two-Year Faculty, and Doctoral Students), and in engaging retired accounting scholars.

  • Candidates for this position should be enthusiastic about developing and leading initiatives related to an expansive set of opportunities to support the accounting academy and have an appreciation for the range of services the AAA provides to add value for its members.

  • Two candidates for this Board position will be placed on the ballot by the Council Ballot Committee.

 


Director-Focusing on International


Roles and Responsibilities for the position:

The Director-Focusing on International participates on the Board of Directors and is responsible for assisting the Board in identifying ways that the AAA can enhance its global thought leadership in accounting.

Over the course of his/her three-year term, the Director-Focusing on International attends Board meetings and Council Meetings.

This Director will interact with leaders of accounting academic organizations in order to: discuss matters of mutual interest (such as exploring global implications of education trends); conduct appropriate research and engage in new idea development; and explore mutually beneficial opportunities for cooperation.

The Director-Focusing on International will pursue ways to better serve and involve its non-U.S. members, encourage Sections of the AAA to enhance global engagement and perspectives, and interact with national and international accounting bodies.

This Director will collaborate with the Director-Focusing on Membership to support initiatives focused on expanding non-U.S. member access to services and membership from faculty outside the U.S.

This Director will host the Global Gathering held each year in conjunction with the AAA Annual Meeting. In addition, the Director will participate in discussions related to global gatherings during the year and identify opportunities for members to gain exposure to global issues and perspectives.

Candidates for this position will also serve as Chair of the Global Engagement Committee and as Board of Director Liaison on various Committees.

The Director-Focusing on International serves a three-year term (2020-2023).


Guidance from the Board of Directors on key interests
and capabilities for the position:

  • Candidates should embrace the American Accounting Association’s vision to be Thought Leaders in Accounting. The Director-Focusing on International position will continue implementation of the next strategic steps of this vision to expand its reach to serve society. 

  • Candidates should have an interest in exploring ways to expand the AAA Community, particularly with regard to under-engaged communities (e.g. Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Global Scholars, Two-Year Faculty, and Doctoral Students).

  • As the number of international members within the AAA continues to grow, it is important that this Director assists the AAA in strengthening its global thought leadership and in recognizing and supporting perspectives of all of its members–both U.S. and non-U.S. members.

  • Candidates should have professional connections with a range of international universities and/or organizations and should have significant international exposure and recognition.

  • Two candidates for this Board position will be placed on the ballot by the AAA Nominations Committee.


Instructions for Submitting Nominations

NOTE: AAA Members may nominate multiple qualified candidates for each position. There is no limit to the number of candidates you may nominate for each of the three open Board positions.

  1. Contact each nominee and confirm their willingness to be nominated and to serve if elected.
  2. Gather the following information for each nominee: full name and affiliation and your reasons for nominating.
  3. Complete a nomination form for each of your nominees by clicking on the appropriate links below and following the instructions on the form.

Reference Materials: Current and historical listings of Board of Director members, Council members,
Committee and Task Force charges and participants, as well as Segment officers.

Deadline for Nominations: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern

If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Gutierrez,
Governance Manager, at 941-556-4117 or Barbara.gutierrez@aaahq.org

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