2015 Board of Directors – Call for Nominations

From Claire Cates – Nominations Committee Chair

Each year we elect new leaders to the Board to guide CMG and address the interests and needs of our members. Each year brings new challenges and this year is no different. CMG is in the midst of change and we are looking for individuals who would like to help guide us with new ideas, and fresh perspectives. You may ask, how does becoming a Board member benefit me or my company? Becoming a Board member gives you international recognition in the performance and capacity arena. For your company, it offers them your free management training. Your company’s name will also be listed on our website and other documentation.

Board members need to be visionary - they must anticipate change. They also must connect with CMG members to determine how the organization will adjust to support our membership's evolving interests and needs.

Are you someone, or do you know someone, who is both devoted to the mission of CMG and willing to support change as our profession evolves? We need your help - we need people who will lead our organization through these tenuous times, be willing to implement change, and keep CMG as the premier resource for all information technology/resource management issues. We need people who understand that what they get out of a volunteer organization really is dependent on what they are willing to put into it or give back to it.

This year CMG will elect two officers (President and Vice President) and three Directors.

Are you ready for something exciting? If you are, please consider nominating yourself for one of the positions listed. Do you know someone who you think could make a real difference to CMG? Please send us their name and contact information (be sure to ask them first - there is a time commitment). The CMG Nominating Committee will contact any potential candidate you may identify and go over details and answer any questions the candidate may have.

There are four minimum requirements in the bylaws for any potential candidate:

Minimum Qualifications

1. Current CMG membership in good standing.

2. Satisfying at least two of the following:

  • Attendance at the annual International Conference at least once within the last four years.
  • Having been an officer or director at a U.S. CMG regional group or international chapter at least once in the last seven years.
  • Participation on any CMG Conference Committee at least once in the last seven years.

3. In addition to the qualifications stated above, a candidate for the position of President or Vice President must have served at least one year as an officer or member of the CMG Board of Directors or as General Chair of the annual CMG Conference.

4. If elected, willingness and ability to attend regularly-scheduled meetings (in-person and conference call) of the Board of Directors as required by CMG policies. Meeting expenses are paid for by CMG.

All nominations must be received by Wednesday July 1st, 2015. The election will take place in August - September with results declared in early October.

Positions Available

Board members may be assigned special tasks by the President or the Board of Directors that go above and beyond the descriptions below.

President:

• The President is the Chief Executive Officer of CMG and supervises all the business affairs of CMG.
• The President presides at all meetings of the Board of Directors and is the Chairman of the Board.
• The President serves as Chairman of the Finance Committee and assigns duties to other members.
• The President also may publish the President’s Letter in the Bulletin and other articles and letters as necessary.

Time Required: 15-20 hours a week
Previous Board Experience: Has previously served on the CMG Board of Directors in some elected capacity or as Conference General Chair.
Term: Two years

Vice President:

• The Vice President performs the duties of the President in his/her absence.
• The Vice President reviews the reports and actions of the regional groups and acts as liaison to the Board for international regions and other special interest groups.
• They provide support for, encourage and assist in the startup of new regional groups.
• The Vice President chairs the regional representatives meeting at the annual Conference.
• The Vice President may publish the Vice President’s Letter in the Bulletin and any other articles and letters as necessary.
• The Vice President is a member of the Finance Committee.

Time Required: 15-20 hours a week
Previous Board Experience: Has previously served on the CMG Board of Directors in some elected capacity or as Conference General Chair.
Term: Two years

Director:

• Determines CMG policy and direction.
• Usually serve as the head of a committee and may be a member of others.

Time Required: 2-5 hours a week depending on committee responsibilities
Previous Board Experience: Not required
Term: Two years

Please use the nomination outline to submit your nomination.

All nominations must be received by Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 and sent to

Claire Cates, Nominations Chair
2015 CMG Nominating Committee
Email: cmgnom@cmg.org
910-599-1302