The Nominations and Appointments Committee has two major responsibilities:
- Solicitation of candidates, producing the slates and conducting the annual elections of AdCom members and President-Elect in September/October of each year. This includes encouraging the submission of petitions on behalf of prospective candidates and organizing the membership-at-large election.
- Advising the incoming President of individuals who are qualified and willing to fill the various appointed AdCom committee positions.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE N&A COMMITTEE
- The MTT-S N&A Committee presents the full list of candidates to the AdCom at their Spring meeting. After receiving any comments and/or additional nominations at the Spring AdCom meeting, the N&A committee will select at least three candidates for the at-large vote by the full membership (two will be elected), and at least 1.5 times the number of openings (5 will be elected so typically 8 to 9 candidates)for the ballot to be presented to the AdCom for their vote.
- The two primary responsibilities of the N&A committee are: first, to assure that there are sufficient candidates for the election; and second, to limit the total number of candidates to a reasonable number. Having too many candidates is a recipe for disappointment and potentially counterproductive over the long term. This is a challenging assignment for the N&A committee, and it is the committee’s objective to proceed with as much fairness and transparency as possible. It is, of course, the nature of elections to have competition and this is a part of the democratic process. We all respect those MTT-S members who are willing to be candidates for the MTT-S AdCom, and for their participation in the election process. To view the bylaws governing AdCom elections, please see the MTT-S website.