Election guidelines allow candidates to have published or posted up to one column of biography and goals and objectives for their respective offices. 2015-2016 election information and the candidate submissions are published on the Slate of Candidates page.
Annual AACE International elections are conducted electronically. AACE International has contracted with Votenet
Solutions of Washington, DC, to provide the needed software and
electronic voting expertise. Members will be able to link to the voting
site through this AACE International website. 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 site. All AACE International members eligible to vote in the 2015-2016 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 Association 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.
The AACE International Canons of Ethics also 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.
Members Must Vote Electronically on or Before 4 P.M. Eastern US Time on March 15, 2015
Election of Officers and Directors will be by use of an electronic ballot. The official election ballot for Officers will be posted and available to each member and associate member on February 1, 2015. Each voter shall properly signify on the ballot the voterís choice for the various officers. A security feature of the electronic voting system allows members and associate members to vote only once. A voter can print out a receipt that will include an individual verification number as proof of having voted.
For election of Directors-Region(s), these candidates will be listed as a continuing or additional page for members or associate members in the Regions electing candidates during the 2015 election. Each voter shall properly signify on the ballot the voterís choice for the Director.
Any member or associate member with questions or other concerns is asked to contact Headquarters for assistance.
Electronic voting will end as of 4 p.m. eastern US time on March 15, 2015. The electronic system will block any voter from casting a ballots after 4 p.m. on March 15, 2015.
About the Candidate Profiles, Biographies, and Goals
Published on the following pages is the full slate of candidates for the various 2015-2016 offices that are up for election to the AACE International Board of Directors. The information contained in the write-ups was submitted by the individual candidates and reflects their prior participation with AACE, as well as their goals for the office to which they have been nominated.
The 2015-2016 election slate offers members a choice between candidates for each of the offices open for election.
Three candidates are vying for President-Elect, including: Nicholas Kellar, John C. Livengood, CFCC PSP, and Madhu Pillai. For VP-Administration, the candidates are: John Haynes and Jim Krebs. For VP-International Regions, the candidates are: Aldo Mattos and Philippps Tharakan Mulackal
Regions 3,5,6,8 and 10 will elect a Director-Region to the AACE Board of Directors. Region 5, the candidates are: Christopher Caddell and B. John Hartman. In Region 6, the candidates are: JColm Tully and Aniekan Usoro. In Region 8, the candidates are: Jaimin Mehta and Ghulam Mujtaba Shaikh. In Region 10, the candidates are: Marcos Eduardo Ganut and Glenroy London.