Declaration of 2019 PCB Board and Officer Candidates

From the Nominating Team

In the summer edition of The PCB Advocate, the Nominating Team requested members interested in declaring themselves as candidates for election as officers or to the PCB Board of Directors to submit a statement of intent and a biographical note. The Team received a single statement for each officer position and seven statements of declaration for the four original board positions. Two currently serving members of the board in midterm have declared their candidacy for the two vice presidential positions. As a result, should the two current members of the board be successfully elected to the offices they seek, a total of six board positions will be open; four two-year terms and two one-year terms.

Following our current practice, those declaring their interest as candidates were asked to prepare and record a statement based on questions submitted by the Nominating Team.

Those seeking a position as an officer were asked to respond to a mandatory question and to one of three optional questions. Questions posed were:

Mandatory Question-
What do you see as your role in the position for which you are a candidate?

Optional Questions-
1. What do you think is your most important attribute that will assist you in the office for which you are a candidate and why?
2. In what direction would you like to see PCB move during the time you are in office, if you are elected?
3. How would you address financial security and/or membership development for PCB?

those seeking a position as a member of the board of directors were asked to respond to a mandatory question and to one of two optional questions. Questions posed were:

Mandatory Question-
What do you see as your role and your greatest responsibility as a member of the Board of Directors of PCB?

Optional Questions-
1. What do you believe is your most important attribute which will assist you as a member of the Board of Directors of PCB and why?
2. As a member of the Board of Directors of PCB, is there a particular initiative of our organization’s mission or administration to which you will dedicate your efforts or expertise?

The declared candidates seeking election to officer positions are:
President: Christine Hunsinger
1st Vice President: Mary Ann Grignon
2nd Vice President: Rosemary Martin
Secretary: Jacqueline Wissinger
Treasurer: Michael Zaken

The declared candidates seeking election to the Board of Directors are:
John Anderson
Michael Gravitt
George Holliday
Jule Ann Lieberman
Robert Shingleton
Scott Stauffer

Please note, one of the initial individuals who submitted a statement of interest for a Board of Director’s position needed to withdraw from candidacy for personal reasons, thus we are left with the six candidates listed above.

Candidates’ recorded statements are posted on the pcb1.org website in the conference section. In addition, the candidate statements may also be accessed from the PCB information Line number at: 773-572-6314, select the conference option. For those receiving The PCB Advocate on cartridge, candidate statements will be included as content after the conclusion of this issue. The Nominating Team urges you to take the time to review all candidate statements.

On Monday September 30th, the Nominating Team will publish on PCB’s general and leadership listservs its recommended slate of candidates for both officer and board positions. As specified in our bylaws, any member may seek nomination from the floor during the elections, and those declared candidates not on the slate are encouraged to campaign to be nominated from the floor. For those who have declared their candidacy but are unable to attend the conference,
it is necessary that you arrange with a supporter of your candidacy to see that your name is placed in nomination during the elections.

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