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Calling senior public relations leaders: nominations now open for nine Global Alliance board candidates

February 18, 2013

 

As the Global Alliance enters its 13th year of service to the profession, we now extend an invitation for senior leaders of the public relations profession to become candidates for the Global Alliance Board.

 

You may submit a nomination by identifying a potential leader from your organization or region who meets the eligibility requirements set forth below and has both the skill and the passion to advance our profession.

 

Candidates for nine positions on the Global Alliance Board are to be elected at the 2013 Global Alliance Annual General Meeting and Board Meeting in Helsinki on June 1- 2.

 

Nominations for the following positions must come from a GA National Association in good standing:

 

  • Chair-elect (1) for a two-year term to June 30, 2015
     
  • Secretary (1) for a two-year term to June 30 2015
     
  • Delegates-at-Large (2) for a two-year term to June 30, 2015
     
  • Regional Delegates-at-large (3) for a one-year term to June 30, 2014

 

Nominations for the following positions must come from, respectively, International, Regional or Specialty Associations in good standing, and Academic or Research Organizations in good standing:

 

  • Delegate-at-Large representing International, Regional and Specialty Associations (1) for a two year term ending June 30, 2015
     
  • Delegate-at-Large (1) representing Academic and Research Organizations for a two year term ending June 30, 2015

 

A self-nomination must have the support of the candidate’s GA member association.

 

Please note that incumbents are eligible for re-election, with the proviso that other than the Treasurer, no member of the Executive Board may serve more than two terms in one GA Board position.

 

 

Process

 

Nominations/applications, in the form of a summary outline or narrative of qualifications, should be submitted to the GA Nominations Committee Chair, John Paluszek (john.paluszek@ketchum.com). 

 

Interested individuals are encouraged to contact the Chair for further guidance. Individuals may apply for any vacant position; however, the Nominating Committee reserves the right, after discussion with candidates, to recommend individuals for different positions as circumstances dictate.

 

 

Eligibility

 

To be eligible, a candidate must be:
 

  • A senior public relations/communication management professional; member in good standing/or senior staff of a GA member association; with a strong network in the industry or academia.
     
  • Well-versed in GA objectives and supportive of its broad goals.
     
  • Able to work in a multi-cultural environment and comfortable with English.
     
  • Having obtained the support of the nomination by his/her GA member organization.
     
  • Willing to self-fund (or secure financial support) and participate in up to six teleconferences per year and attend at least two GA meetings per year (one Executive Board meeting and the Annual General Meeting), including the World Public Relations Forum in Madrid, Spain in September 2014.
     
  • Willing to accept assignments and make significant contribution to a hard-working Board.
     
  • Willing and able to promote the GA within his/her region, including making invitations to potential partners and sponsors.

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The deadline for submitting a completed nomination/application is April 15, 2013.