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SCA Announces Board Election Details

We are delighted to announce the forthcoming elections for six board members due to be elected later this year. The elections are the first to take place at Board level since the unification of SCAA and SCAE in 2017.

About the Board

The SCA Board of Directors currently has 18 volunteer Board Members that are serving either a 2 year or 3 year term, and are supported by two non-voting Executive Board Members, the CEO and Deputy CEO. As part of the staggered term cycles for each board member, only six seats will be vacated while the remaining twelve seats held by volunteers will remain for another year.

Nominating Committee

The election process is currently in its early stages, with planning underway to ensure maximum participation from members all over the world. The first stage in the process was for the current Board of Directors to approve the Nominating Committee that will present a slate of nominees. The Nominating Committee is now in place and made up of the following individuals:

  • Paul Stack, President
  • Heather Perry, Vice President
  • Christina Meinl, 2nd Vice President
  • Mary Tellie, Treasurer
  • Cosimo Libardo (Emeritus Director)
  • Ben Pitts (Emeritus Director)
  • Ric Rhinehart, CEO (non-voting)
  • Yannis Apostolopoulos, Deputy CEO (non-voting)

The Nominating Committee will now work together to compile a list of suitable candidates that consider a wide variety of criteria, including industry knowledge and experience, previous leadership involvement at board level, and diversity. This list will be presented to the current Board of Directors later in the year and, once approved, will then be announced to the membership.

In addition, members will also have the opportunity to seek their own nomination to the election ballot by acquiring at least 100 signatures from their peers who are current members. This mechanism will ensure the candidate can be included on the ballot along with the Board approved slate presented by the Nominating Committee.

The deadline for nominees is September 30, 2018 with the Election itself taking place between November 1, 2018 and November 30, 2018. The elected candidates will then be announced to the membership on December 10, 2018. The election and ballot processing will be managed by a third-party organization, due to be selected in the coming weeks, with more details to follow.

Questions about the elections process? Get in touch with our Member Services team at membership@sca.coffee. To learn more about this process and read the SCA Bylaws, visit www.sca.coffee/bylaws.


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