Board Elections

MTS members have the opportunity to run for office on the Board of Directors. Currently, we are accepting nominations for two positions. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. EST on June 15, 2019.

Vice President of Education

Term: Three years and not to exceed two consecutive terms beginning January 1, 2020. Description: The Vice President of Educations ensures that the Society develops and maintains positive and productive relationships with academic institutions, laboratories—both public and private—and research institutes. The position enhances communications and membership with universities and university-affiliated professionals, and with national and privately funded laboratories and institutes; seeks 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. This position also participates in the development of student sections and develops policy as it relates to MTS student programs and scholarships

Vice President of Government and Public Affairs

Term: Three years and not to exceed two consecutive terms beginning January 1, 2020. Description: The Vice President of Government and Public Affairs pursues 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. This position also oversees policy and reviews public releases by Society officers and spokespersons on behalf of MTS as related to government and public affairs.

Nomination Process

MTS members will vote on the candidates from August 1, 2019, through August 31, 2019. Nomination packets must include the following:
  • Potential nominee’s CV and a 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
Please submit complete nomination packages to Monica Ostrander at mostrander@mtsociety.org. Late nominations will not be considered.  
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