The annual election of officers and directors to the national SBE Board of Directors will take place this summer. The SBE Nominations Committee is seeking qualified candidates who are voting members (Member, Senior, Fellow or the designated representative of an SBE Sustaining Member) in good standing (dues paid). Candidates must hold an engineering level of SBE certification (CBT or higher or CBNE) and maintain it the entire duration of service on the Board, if elected. Candidates should have a desire to serve and lead, not only as a member of the board, but through service as a national committee chair or member. Members of the Board represent all members, not any one specific region, state, city or chapter. It is suggested that candidates have previous experience as a leader in his or her local chapter, or other volunteer leadership experience, prior to running for the national SBE Board.
Members of the Board are expected to attend two regularly called meetings each year; in the spring, held during the annual NAB Show, and in the fall, at the annual SBE National Meeting. Other meetings may be called via conference call during the year.
The national SBE board includes 12 directors, four officers and the immediate past president. Directors serve two-year terms and officers serve one-year terms. Six director seats will be contested in 2016 as will all four officer positions. The SBE By-laws limits the number of terms of elected members of the Board. Directors may serve three consecutive terms. The secretary and treasurer may serve up to four consecutive terms and the president and vice president may serve up to two consecutive terms. The maximum number of years anyone may serve on the board is ten. The time spent as immediate past president does not count towards the ten-year total.
Members interested in offering their candidacy and serving on the national Board if elected are encouraged to contact the chairman of the SBE Nominations Committee, R.J. Russell, CPBE, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-982-5310. A slate of nominees will be assembled by the committee by April 29. Other qualified members may be nominated by members in good standing no later than July 12.
The election takes place from July 25 through Aug. 25. The election is held online, but SBE members can opt-out of electronic voting and have a paper ballot mailed to them. Candidates elected will be installed into office during the SBE National Meeting in Columbus, OH, on Oct. 27 in conjunction with the Ohio Association of Broadcasters Engineering Conference.