Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Seeking Quitline Consortium Board Members

Reposted at http://www.keystothecloset.blogspot.com,
Dear NFN,

Less than 10 days are remaining to recommend candidates for the NAQC Board of Directors.  We are counting on you to help us find outstanding candidates. All NAQC members may submit candidate names and you are welcome to recommend names of candidates whom you nominated in past  years.

This year, we will be electing up to 3 new directors. It is our intention to put forward up to 5 names to the membership for election. The Board chose this approach to allow for a meaningful vote without invoking undue competition.

The Board is responsible for setting NAQC’s strategic direction, connecting with its members and ensuring NAQC’s advancement and sustainability.

During the next few years quitlines will experience many changes in the populations served, technology used, and approaches to sustainability. NAQC seeks candidates for the board who are innovative “difference makers” and who can help guide us through the changes ahead. Candidates for the board should have senior level experience, possess leadership skills, be strategic thinkers and display professional and collegial demeanor. Board members do not represent their employer or any specific constituency, but instead work together to create a global vision for NAQC. The board seeks members who are committed to NAQC’s mission and values, contribute diverse viewpoints and cultural experiences, and have expertise in some of the areas listed below:

Board members are elected for three-year terms and can be reelected once. The annual time commitment for board members includes four one to one-and-a-half day meetings (plus travel to and preparation for the meeting) and approximately 30 hours of additional time for committee work.

For each person you would like to recommend, please provide the following information to Penny Thomsen, Chair of the Nomination Committee, c/o 
Board@naquitline.org by February 28:

1. Full name, contact information and brief resume for the person;
2. Your rationale for recommending this person as a candidate; and
3. Confirmation that you have spoken to the person and know that s/he is willing to have her/his name put forward to the Nomination Committee for consideration.

Next Steps: After the February 28 deadline, the Nomination Committee will review all suggested candidates, may follow up with selected individuals for additional information, and will propose a slate of nominees to the full Board of Directors at the next Board meeting. After approval of the slate, the nominees then stand for election by the NAQC membership. A single representative from each organizational member of NAQC is eligible to vote. The election will be conducted online from June 1-14.  The new directors will be announced in August.
If you have questions, please contact Penny Thomsen, Chair of the Nomination Committee, at
Board@naquitline.org or Linda Bailey, President and CEO, at lbailey@naquitline.org. You can find a list of board members here and detailed information on the election process here.

Thank you for your time and effort to participate in this important activity.

Penny Thomsen
Chair of the Nomination Committee

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