2019 MTS Board of Directors Elections

Call for 2019 Board Election Nominations

There are two positions open for the 2019 MTS Board Elections:

  • Vice President of Education
  • Vice President of Government and Public Affairs

MTS Members who are interested in submitting a nomination for consideration should read the following nomination instructions thoroughly before proceeding.

What is the nomination process?
The Nomination Committee solicits nominations for election candidates from Society Membership and leadership. Nominations will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on June 15, 2019. Once closed, the Nomination Committee will release the candidates to the general membership and voting will open. Voting will occur from August 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.

Nominations must include the following:

  • Potential nominee’s CV and short biography (must not exceed 250 words)
  • Potential nominee’s list of prior MTS activity/service
  • Potential nominee’s list of experience in association volunteer positions
  • Potential nominee’s photograph, formatted as a 300 dpi JPG file

Nominations are due to MTS by 11:59 p.m. EST on June 15, 2019.

Please submit complete nomination packages to the MTS staff point of contact, Monica Ostrander at mostrander@mtsociety.org. Late nominations will not be considered.


VICE PRESIDENT, EDUCATION

Term: January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2022. 
Description: 

  1. Co-chair the Professional Committee Board. The Society is known and regarded for the technical expertise of our members. This expertise gets disseminated through the auspices of the Professional Committees, via conferences, workshops, networking, programs, and publications. The VP oversees the policy for our professional committee work: to ensure that all members have access to information and that projects and programs are viable and relevant.
  2. Serve on the Publications Committee
  3. Serve on the Budget and Finance Committee
  4. Have direct responsibility for designated Professional Committees.
  5. Ensure that the Society develops and maintains positive and productive relationships with academic institutions, laboratories—both public and private—and research institutes. Enhance communications and membership with universities and university-affiliated professionals, and with national and privately funded laboratories and institutes; seek out opportunities to excite the next generation with regard to ocean science and technology through outreach with K through 12 educators and the general public.
  6. Participate in the development of student sections and develop policy as it relates to MTS student programs and scholarships
  7. Oversee issues as they relate to marine technology research
  8. Provide timely and appropriate reporting of board decisions and actions to the membership as they relate to the education and research.
 
VICE PRESIDENT, GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Term: January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2022.
Description: 

  1. Co-chair the Professional Committee Board. The Society is known and regarded for the technical expertise of our members. This expertise gets disseminated through the auspices of the Professional Committees, via conferences, workshops, networking, programs, and publications. The VP oversees the policy for our professional committee work: to ensure that all members have access to information and that projects and programs are viable and relevant.
  2. Serve on the Publications Committee
  3. Serve on the Budget and Finance Committee
  4. Have direct responsibility for designated Professional Committees.
  5. Pursue opportunities for the Society to develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with news media, governmental entities, the military services, and other relevant organizations with an interest in marine affairs and technology.
  6. Oversee policy and review public releases by Society officers and spokespersons on behalf of MTS as related to government and public affairs.
  7. Enhance communications and membership within the government sector and the military; oversee issues as they relate to marine technology and government/public affairs
  8. With the president, represent the organization to the media, on governmental or nongovernmental organizations and committees
  9. Provide timely and appropriate reporting of board decisions and actions to members regarding government and public affairs
 

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