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NSGC Board of Directors Nominations and Elections Process

Each year, NSGC Members are called to actively participate in the call for nominations and slate approval process in order to determine the subsequent years' NSGC Board of Directors. The NSGC Board of Directors is comprised of twelve members listed here.

Nominations Process Timeline

September 15 Nominating Committee: Call for member-at-large applications opens
October 15 Nominating Committee: Call for member-at-large applications closes
December Nominating Committee formed
January Call for Board candidates opens
February Call for Board candidates closes
March Nominating Committee reviews candidate applications and conducts candidate interviews
April/May Nominating Committee prepares the slate for member ratification
June Ballot opens: NSGC eligible members vote to ratify the presented BOD slate
July Election closes
August BOD election results shared with NSGC members

Nomination Submissions:

The Call for Nominations opened January 24th and closed on February 15th. The roles that are being recruited for are the President-Elect, the Secretary/Treasurer-Elect, and four (4) Directors-at-Large. 

Positions and Terms

The Board of Directors consists of five officer positions and seven Director-at-Large members:

  • President - 1 year term
  • President-Elect - 1 year term
  • Immediate Past President - 1 year term
  • Secretary/Treasurer - 1 year term
  • Secretary/Treasurer-Elect - 1 term
  • Director-at-Large (7 members) - 2 year term

No person may hold more than one office simultaneously. For more information on NSGC officers/directors and terms, please review the NSGC Bylaws

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is responsible for putting forth a slate of candidates for the Board of Directors that will best lead NSGC and reflects diversity of all kinds--race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, specialty, and experience, among others. The Nominating Committee shall consist of eight members:

  • Immediate Past President (chair)
  • President
  • 2 Directors-at-Large (appointed by the President)
  • 4 Members-at-Large selected by the Membership Committee

The application process to serve as a Member-At-Large on the Nominating Committee closed on October 29, 2021. 

Click here to view an infographic about the nominations process. 

Call for Candidates

The Call for Candidates is the most critical part of the election process, during which members are able to self-nominate or nominate others for consideration for leadership positions. The following resources are available for candidates who are interested in joining the NSGC Board or nominating a qualified candidate(s):

Slate Ratification

The Nominating Committee (NC) thoroughly reviews nominations and invites a subset for interviews. The NC then prepares the slate, which is ratified via an open ballot by NSGC eligible voting members.  

The voting period for 2023 Board of Directors slate is open, and will remain open until July 27, 2022 at 11:59pmCT. Click Here to vote on the 2023 Board of Directors slate. 

For more details, refer to the NSGC Bylaws

2022 Nomination Process Changes

Throughout the 2022 Nominating Process, NSGC's Nominating Committee (NC) has been focusing on changing aspects of the process in order to implement Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity initiatives.

Nomination Process Changes

  • Implicit bias training for all NC members.
  • All nominees given same time frame and amount of time to submit their application.
  • No photos or videos are included in applications.
  • Development and implementation of scoring rubric to guide evaluation of candidates for interviews.
  • Two members of the NC conduct every interview by video. All interviews are recorded, and every NC member watches every interview.
  • Development and implementation of a more robust scoring rubric for evaluating candidates post-interview. 


If you have any questions about the Nominations Process or any of the information listed on this page, please contact Carrie Wall, NSGC's Operations Manager, or any of the 2022 NSGC Nominating Committee members.

2022 Nominating Committee

Member Bios 

Sara Riordan, Immediate Past President, Chair

Lila Aiyar, Member-at-Large 

Carolyn Applegate, Director-at-Large 

Karlla Brigatti, Member-at-Large 

Lindsey Byrne, Member-at-Large 

Leila Jamal, Director-at-Large 

Cheryl Reeves, Member-at-Large 

Heather Zierhut, President