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ILA Governance--Executive Board

ILA Executive Board 2020-21

The International Listening Association is governed by the ILA Executive Board. The current Board is as follows: 

  Voting Board Members  

Elected 2018-22

1--President

Lori Joubert

Elected 2019-23

2--1st VP

Melissa Beall

Elected 2020-24

3--1st VP Elect 

Chris Bond

Appointed 2020-21

4--Secretary

Peter Forbes

Appointed 2018-19;
Elected 2019-21

5--MAL, Public Relations


Gayle Pohl

Appointed 2018-19,
Elected 2019-21
6--MAL, Global Kathy O'Brien

Elected 2018-20; 2020-22

7--2nd VP Membership

Sandra Bodin-Lerner

Elected 2016-18 (2nd VP Membership);
2018-20;
2020-22

8--MAL Special Projects

John Backman

Elected 2020-22

9--Student Member

Krishna Naineni

Appointed 2020-21

10--Immediate  President

Debra Worthington
  Non Voting Board Members  
Appointed 2007 11--Executive Director Nanette Johnson-Curiskis

Appointed 2011-14; 
2014-17;
2017-20;
2020-23

12--IJL Editor 
(3 year term; 4th year mentor)

Margarete Imhof

Appointed 2013-2016;
2016-19;
2019-22

13--Listening Post Editor 
(3 year term; 4th year mentor)

Gayle Pohl

Hired 09-2016

14--Web Editor
(monthly contract)

Nicole Bodin
TBD 15--Listening Education Editor
(3 year term; 4th year mentor)
TBD--send articles to info@listen.org

Elected officers are voting members of the Executive Board.  All Elected Officers (except the 1st Vice President Elect) serve 2 year terms. The 1st Vice President Elect serves a four year term: the first year as 1st Vice President Elect, the second year as 1st Vice President, the third year as President, the fourth year as Immediate Past President. The Executive Director is required to attend Executive Board meetings but is a non-voting member.  A majority of the voting members of the Board constitutes a quorum of the Board. Quorum for 10 member board is 6.

All elected officers will be limited to a six year term limit, combined across all elected positions. Members may self-nominate or be nominated to serve in an elected position following a three year sabbatical.

Nominations needed when Convention held in ODD numbered years--2 year terms except VP Elect and Nominating Team; 6 year term limit (except nomination Team which is 2)

1st VP Elect (moves up to VP Elect/Convention Planner, President, Immediate Past President)
Secretary
MAL Global
MAL PR
5 Nomination Team Members

Nominations needed when Convention held in EVEN numbered Years--2 year terms except VP Elect and Nominating Team; 6 year term limit (except nomination team which is 2)

1st VP Elect (moves up to VP Elect/Convention Planner, President, Immediate Past President)
2nd VP Membership
Student Member
MAL Special Projects

5 Nomination Team Members

Voting Timeline

        December 15 Announcement of preliminary slate

December 29 Additional nominations solicited from membership
December 30 Final Slate announced
Dec 31-Jan 31 Online discussion (ask questions of candidates, interact with candidates. etc)
F
eb 1-Feb 15 Online voting (request mail-in ballot if preferred from info@listen.org)

February 16+ Results of voting announced as soon as available

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