Members of the USPTA Nominating Committee are searching for candidates who are interested in serving on our national Board of Directors for the term running from the 2013 World Conference to the 2015 World Conference. To serve on the national board you must be a member in good standing with a minimum certification level of P1. Anyone who fits these qualifications is eligible and encouraged to apply. Those interested should contact Nominating Committee Chair Pat Hanssen at email@example.com or 434-327-1516 to receive additional information and application instructions. This will also be made available on the USPTA website starting on June 1. The deadline for submitting nominations is August 1 at 5 PM EST.
The USPTA is run by a national Executive Committee. This committee consists of two elected officers from each of the 17 U.S. divisions, the last three immediate past national presidents, and an eight-member national Board of Directors. The Executive Committee legislates all policy matters and meets twice a year. The Board of Directors handles the affairs of the Association between meetings of the Executive Committee. It is comprised of the national president, the first vice president, four vice presidents, the secretary-treasurer and the immediate past president. Also on the board as nonvoting members are the CEO and the general counsel.
Dear Prospective USPTA National Board Member,
Thank you very much for your interest in serving on the USPTA National Board. The Nominating Committee will be accepting applications up until 5 PM EST on Wednesday, August 1, 2012. Please note that only members in good standing with a certification level of P1 or higher are eligible to apply. Any candidates failing to meet these criteria will not be considered.
Board positions up for election include President, First Vice President and five other Vice Presidents. While there will be a Secretary-Treasurer, this person will be appointed by the President from one of the five elected Vice Presidents.
It is important that candidates understand that there is a significant time commitment associated with serving as a USPTA national board member. The sample schedule below provides a sense for what the time commitment might look like on an annual basis.
| 4 Board Meetings
|| 2-4 days each|
| 2-3 Board Conference
|| Calls 3 hours each|
| September World Conference
|| 6-7 days|
| 2-3 Division Conferences
|| 2-3 days each|
| Additional Meetings (CMAA, USTA, TIA, etc.)
|| 2-6 days per year|
| Committee Work & Other Communications
|| 10-20 hours per week|
To apply, please answer the four questions below and email them, along with a cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation, to Nominating Committee Chair Pat Hanssen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. What board position are you applying for? (Circle all that apply)
President 1st Vice President Vice President Will Serve Where Needed
2. What makes you a good candidate for the national board?
3. What is your vision for moving USPTA forward?
4. In what specific area do you believe you can most positively impact the board and why?
If you have any questions please feel free to contact any of the committee members at any time. The committee members are Pat Hanssen, Molly Card Beckmann, Dophie Poiset, Richard Centerbar, and Joe Roediger.