Nominations open for Executive Committee of ACES: The Society for Editing

Nominations open for Executive Committee of ACES: The Society for Editing

December 15, 2017 By Neil Holdway ACES News

Full members have a chance to play a big role in ACES, and to develop professionally and personally themselves, by joining the Board of Directors. 

Nominations are now being accepted for ACES’ 2018 election.

Six positions on the Board of Directors of ACES: The Society For Editing, including those of president and vice president, will be up for election. All the terms are two years long.

Nominations will be accepted via an online form through Jan. 15. Only full members in good standing are eligible for nomination to Board of Directors seats, and only members in good standing can nominate candidates. 

Members can nominate themselves. Nominees must acknowledge and sign off on being nominated.

Candidates for the two officer positions, president and vice president, “must have shown a commitment to the Corporation through experience as a committee chairman or active committee member, or through work on a significant project or workshop of the Corporation,” ACES’ bylaws say.

Board of Directors members, working as volunteers, regularly meet and vote to determine ACES’ direction and are expected to devote a few hours a week to various projects and committees. Board of Directors members are expected to attend the annual conference and their regular annual meeting, and are expected to attend periodic Board of Directors meetings in person or by phone. The president and vice president have further duties. All are summarized in ACES’ bylaws.

Electronic ballots will be available Feb. 15 to March 1. Voting information will be sent to each eligible member in good standing, as of Feb. 1, via email. Voting will be done through a secure online ballot. 

More information on the candidates will be provided at that time.

ACES’ Board of Directors members lead a major nonprofit organization that now serves 2,000 members and advocates for editing in various businesses, media and platforms. ACES has thrived and grown thanks to scores of volunteer board members over two decades — and those board members have learned business and leadership skills themselves — and now ACES seeks its next leaders to take it into the future.

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