|November 15, 2011
AACE is pleased to present the official slate of candidates as presented by the Nominating Committee. The Association’s Constitution and Bylaws provides an option for members to add other candidates by petition. Any petitions must have all required material in at Headquarters no later than the close of business on December 15, 2010. Voting will be held from February 1 – March 15, 2011.
The Slate of Candidates for the 2011-2012 Board of Directors is as follows (candidates are listed in alphabetical order by office):
President-Elect:AACE’s elections are conducted electronically. AACE members will be able to link to the voting site via AACE’s website once the election period is open. Once at the voting site, members will use their member identification number and password to access the ballot and vote. All candidate bios, goals, and photos will be easily accessible for review at the electronic voting site. AACE members eligible to vote in the 2010 election are urged to read and review the biographies of each candidate, along with their goals and objectives for the office they seek, before they complete their ballot.
Campaigning is prohibited! The Association Board recognizes that the professional reputation and experience of candidates for Board office are ample testimony to their qualifications and ability to serve. Further it is believed that these credentials do not need amplification and that campaigning for office by, or on behalf of, candidates is unnecessary, undesirable, and unprofessional.
After nomination, campaigning is defined as organized oral or written solicitation of votes or support either by a candidate or by an individual member or Section on behalf of a candidate. A proven violation of this policy shall be considered as prejudicial to the best interests of the Association and a breach of professional ethics. Such conduct will be subject to disciplinary action as provided for in the Association Bylaws. Further, a proven violation(s) of this policy by an aspirant to office, after due hearing in accord with the Bylaws, shall disqualify said individual from holding Association office.
AACE’s Canons of Ethics states that, “Members will not campaign, solicit support, or otherwise coerce other cost professionals to support their candidacy or the candidacy of a colleague for elective office in a technical association."
How Do I Nominate an Individual by Petition?
Under Article II, Section 4 of the AACE Constitution and Bylaws, nominations for any officer of the Association may be made by petition signed by at least twenty (20) members in good standing. The petitioners shall be responsible for (a) obtaining in writing the agreement of the nominee to serve if elected, (b) securing the biographical data of the nominee, (c) submitting the petitions, the agreement and the biographical data to be received by the Vice President-Administration no later than December 15, 2010. Members are encouraged to submit petitions for individuals whom they believe are qualified, but no individual may circulate or cause to be circulated, a petition on his/her own behalf.