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AWAEM is governed by a Council composed of a President, President-Elect, Immediate Past-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President (VP) of Communications, VP of Corporate Sponsorship, VP of Membership and Outreach, and VP of Education.

Nominations are currently closed and will re-open in the winter of 2018.

 

Duties of the Council Officials

President

  • Shall serve as Chair of the AWAEM Council.
  • Shall work with the President-elect to develop goals and objectives for the coming year.
  • The President or designee shall set the agenda and preside at all AWAEM and AWAEM Council meetings.
  • Shall see that all orders and resolutions of the AWAEM Council are carried into effect.
  • Shall appoint organizational liaisons with approval of the AWAEM Council.
  • Shall report the Academy’s activities to the SAEM Board of Directors on a semi-annual basis.
  • Shall report on actions of the AWAEM Council to the general membership during the annual AWAEM meetings or more frequently as is deemed necessary.

President-Elect

  • Shall appoint committees, ad hoc committees, and task forces in conjunction with the President-elect as needed to accomplish the mission and goals of the Academy.
  • Shall serve as a member of the AWAEM Council.
  • Shall chair the AWAEM Council meetings at the request of the President.
  • Shall serve in place of the President when necessary.
  • Shall serve as chair of the Guidelines Committee.
  • Shall work with the President to develop goals and objectives for the coming year.
  • Shall appoint, in cooperation with the President, committee and task force chairs/members for the upcoming year, with the approval of the AWAEM Council.
  • Shall in conjunction with committee and task force chairs develop committee objectives for the upcoming year.
  • Shall assist the Academy in duties as designated by the President.
  • The President-elect shall advance to the office of President upon the expiration of the current President’s term.

Immediate Past-President

  • Shall serve as advisor to the current President.
  • Shall serve as a member of the AWAEM Council.
  • Shall chair the Nominating Committee.
  • Shall assist the Academy in duties as designated by the President.

Secretary

  • Shall serve as a member of the AWAEM Council.
  • Shall assure that minutes are taken and distributed for AWAEM and AWAEM Council meetings.
  • Shall assist in preparing, distributing, and counting of ballots related to proposed amendments to the operational guidelines.
  • Shall assist the Academy in duties designated by the President.

Treasurer

  • Shall serve as a member of the AWAEM Council.
  • Shall prepare a semiannual review of AWAEM finances for the AWAEM.
  • Council of AWAEM and the SAEM Board of Directors.
  • Shall present an updated financial report to the general membership during the AWAEM annual meeting.
  • Shall be authorized to disburse the operational funds of AWAEM in accordance with policies that are established by the AWAEM Council, provided that SAEM operational expenses have been covered.
  • Shall assist the Academy in duties designated by the President.

Vice Presidents

  • Shall serve as a member of the AWAEM Council.
  • Shall assist the Academy in duties designated by the President.
  • Vice Presidents shall participate in voting for AWAEM award nominees.
  • Shall chair, co-chair, or otherwise take an active role in at least one AWAEM committee or task force as designated by the President.
  • Shall oversee specific domains (corporate development and research, membership engagement, education and communication) that form core of AWAEM strategic plan.
  • Shall ensure timely progress of the annual committee projects in accordance with the Academy’s immediate and short goals and annual work plan.
  • Shall contribute to the long-term vision and strategic planning of the Academy.

Terms of Office

The President, President-Elect, Immediate Past-President, Secretary, and Treasurer shall serve for one year. The Secretary and Treasurer are eligible to serve an additional consecutive one-year term. The President, President-Elect, and Past-President shall not be eligible to be an Academy officer until they have been out of office for at least one year. Vice Presidents shall serve for two years with one member being elected each year. Resident at-large members shall serve for one year. All terms of office will coincide with the dates of the AWAEM annual meeting.

Eligibility

Any non-resident AWAEM member in good standing who has served for at least one year as an AWAEM Committee Chair or who has provided a similar level of service to AWAEM is eligible to be nominated (or to self-nominate) for an AWAEM Council position. (Appropriate level of service will be determined at the discretion of the nominating committee, but generally means a member has served as a vice president, committee chair, or an active participant of multiple committees.)