- The Directors will be polled prior to the USB December annual meeting to determine if any Director wishes to seek a position as an officer or a member of the Executive Committee. “The Board shall elect an Executive Committee which shall be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Board within the policies established by the Board. The Executive Committee shall consist of the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary and six other directors elected at-large. The immediate past Chairperson of the Board, while he or she remains a member of the Board, shall serve as an ex officio member of the Executive Committee” (Article VIII, Section 1 in the Bylaws Appendix G). As an ex officio member, the Immediate Past Chairperson has all the rights and privileges of membership. Disclosure is not mandatory. The list will be distributed to the Board at least one week prior to the USB December annual meeting. “The annual meeting of the Board shall be held in December at a time and place fixed by the Board of Directors” (Article IV, Section 1 in the Bylaws Appendix G).
- For each elected Executive Committee position, the nomination at the December annual meeting of all interested parties will be by secret paper ballot. The names of all nominated Directors will go into a pool of nominees to be voted on separately for each of the 10 elected Executive Committee positions, not including the Immediate Past Chairperson’s ex officio member position.
- A nominated Director may ask for his/her name to be removed from consideration at any time during the nomination/election procedure.
- The USDA/AMS representative and USB Legal Counsel will facilitate the nomination process and tabulating of the paper nomination ballots with the assistance of past leadership as needed.
Nomination Procedure – Officers and Executive Committee Members