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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

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 will open in September 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.  

For more details, refer to the NSGC Bylaws

Cast Your Vote


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 2021 NSGC Nominating Committee members.

2021 Nominating Committee

Member Bios

Gillian Hooker, Immediate Past President, Chair

Sara Riordan, President

Altovise Ewing, Director-at-Large

Sara Pirzadeh-Miller, Director-at-Large

Flavia Facio, Member-at-Large

Tiffiney Carter, Member-at-Large

Jessica Kianmahd, Member-at-Large

Michelle Takemoto, Member-at-Large