The National Auctioneers Association Nominating Committee has endorsed candidates for the 2013 Board of Directors election.
The Committee, formed in July as a result of revisions to the NAA Bylaws approved by the Board of Directors, endorses the following candidates:
• For the office of Vice President, Tom Saturley, CAI
• For the office of Treasurer, Chris Pracht, CAI, AARE, CES
• For Director positions, Mark Manley, CAI, AARE, CES, MPPA; Joseph Mast, CAI; and Scott Shuman, CAI
The Bylaws change, Article XII. 2, charges Nominating Committee members with these responsibilities:
• Work with the Board to identify the optimal Board matrix based on the strengths and needs of the Board (including the need for diversity as defined by the organization).
• Screen candidates’ eligibility and assess qualifications for service.
• Recommend up to two nominations for each vacancy.
Committee Chairman, NAA Vice President Paul C. Behr, CAI, BAS, says the Committee worked with the 2012-2013 NAA Board of Directors to create a survey identifying the competencies needed for the 2013-2014 Board.
Candidates then completed the survey, which showed how their skills aligned with the requirements outlined by the Board. The Committee also reviewed the candidates’ letters of intent and their résumés before conducting phone interviews with each person.
“We are pleased to have candidates who submitted applications that met the majority of the skills we need to have a strong Board of Directors,” Behr says. “The candidates who have applied went through a rigorous process, and the Committee is confident that they all meet the required competencies.”
As a result, Behr says the Nominating Committee was supportive of endorsing all candidates who applied.
In addition to Behr, Committee members are Past President Christie King, CAI, AARE, BAS; Chairman of the Education Institute Trustees Marc Geyer, CAI, AARE, BAS, CES; National Auctioneers Foundation Vice President Sandy Alderfer, CAI, MPPA, and state Auctioneer association representative Jason Miller, CAI, President of the Ohio Auctioneers Association.
The NAA’s Bylaws note that the Committee “will consist of the Vice President, the Past President, the NAF Representative to the Board, the Chair of the Education Institute Trustees and a member leader from a state association.”
Candidate profiles will be included in the May issue of Auctioneer.
The election will take place July 18 at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Indianapolis. Members who will not be able to participate in that meeting may request an absentee ballot from May 1-31 by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail to 2013 Election, 8880 Ballentine, Overland Park, KS, 66214.
Absentee ballots must be returned by postal mail and must be postmarked by July 1. An NAA member’s name and membership number must be written on the outside of the envelope.
If an individual submits an absentee ballot and then determines they are able to attend the 2013 Annual Meeting, they may proceed to the ballot pick-up area July 18 and request their previously submitted ballot. Once that ballot is produced and destroyed, the member may then request a new ballot for voting in the onsite election.