The 2016 AIGA nominating committee has recommended a slate of five individuals for open seats on the national board of directors for the term beginning July 1, 2016. Consistent with AIGA’s bylaws, the proposed slate was submitted to the voting membership for election, and members at the Trustee, Design Leader, and Sustaining level approved the slate of candidates via proxy ballot on March 16, 2016.
The nomination process is designed to identify, encourage, and enlist
the active participation of dedicated professionals in the service of
AIGA at a leadership level. The procedures outlined below assist the
nominating committee in conducting a fair and equitable evaluation,
deliberation, and recommendation process for all nominated candidates.
The committee consists of AIGA members who are not on the board
to make sure member interests are represented in the new
nominations and that the national board is not self-perpetuating (a
weak point of many association boards). This process is an open,
inclusive one; anyone who completes the nomination form is
The 2016 nominating committee:
The slate of nominees should include a minimum of 20 percent of
racial/ethnic minorities in order to ensure that the
board reflects the population at large. Similarly, the slate should
show balance in terms of gender and geographical diversity.
For the board to fulfill its potential, it's valuable to represent a
variety of skill, experience, and interest levels.
Considering the roles and contributions of departing board members
as well as the current needs of the organization, it's useful to
have board members who can each represent at least two of the
following attributes, and preferably three or more:
There are two ways to be nominated for national AIGA board
Each nominee is expected to download and complete the same form
so that the nominating committee may consider the credentials of
all candidates individually, as well as comparatively. Read the
Board Roles and Responsibilities to better understand the
nomination process and the responsibilities of elected board
members. If you have questions about this form or the nomination
process, please contact the chairperson of this year's nominating
The nomination form is designed to help the nominee prepare and
present his or her qualifications in a consistent and orderly
manner. The application process is thorough to assure that the
committee has the same information on all candidates, recognizes
the work nominees have done at the chapter level, and reveals the
level of commitment of the nominee.
Download the 2016 Board nomination form (284 KB)
Most of the board’s responsibilities are fairly traditional, but one obligation warrants special attention. Each board member is expected to maintain an AIGA membership at the Trustee or Design Leader level for the duration of his or her term.
Find out more about all the responsibilities of confirmed AIGA board members.
AIGA’s board is elected by the entire professional membership
and plays a crucial role in determining the mission of AIGA.
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Five nominees for AIGA’s national board of directors have been selected by a nominating committee, based on recommendations from AIGA members, chapter leadership and design opinion leaders. Members at the Trustee, Design Leader and Sustaining Member levels have until March 15 to vote for or against the slate.
The board of directors is an elected body that holds the institution in trust for AIGA members past, present and future.
AIGA is a not-for-profit educational institution incorporated in
the state of New York, under section 501.c.3 of the IRS code. The
constitution and bylaws of AIGA have been written to assure an
institution that is governed to honor the role of the board in
advancing the interests of the profession.
AIGA chapters fulfill AIGA’s mission at the local level, supporting members through organizing projects and events to educate, inform and connect designers.
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