Thank you for your interest in serving on the CEMA Board of Directors. Our association has three full-time staff members and is governed by a board of directors from all aspects of the industry.

Serving on a committee is a great way to get to know the organization and prepare for a position on the board of directors. Learn more about our committees. 

The CEMA Board of Directors is responsible for:

  •  Overseeing the business affairs of CEMA, including accounting and financial reporting
  • Identifying and creating new products and services by consulting with, and receiving input from the professional staff, and by engaging in appropriate discussion and debate
  • Overseeing the work of the Executive Director who is responsible for the execution of programs approved by the Board of Directors
  • Monitoring the progress of CEMA and plans for the future
  • Identifying and grooming future board members
  • Promoting consensus, cooperation, and participation among all members at every level. Each director is accountable to the CEMA Board of Directors and not any particular segment or interest group of the membership

Please fill out the following information completely. State your name as you would want it to appear in all official references. Include on this form at least two professional references, including their addresses and phone numbers. CEMA staff may not be used as references.

By submitting this form, you give the CEMA Nominating Committee permission to contact your references. You confirm that all information submitted is true and verifiable. You also confirm that you are prepared to fulfill all obligations of a CEMA Board Member should you be slated by the Nominating Committee and voted in by the CEMA membership.

Nomination Process

Through a Call for Nominations in the spring, the Nominating Committee begins the work of identifying candidates for the ensuing CEMA fiscal year. A slate of nominees is put before the CEMA Board of Directors for approval. Once accepted by the Board, the slate is voted on by the membership at the CEMA Summit in July.

The CEMA Nominating Committee is currently soliciting candidates for the following Board positions:

  • Vice Chairman/Chairman of the Board-Elect – one year term in this position with a second one-year term as President – two years (both Event Marketers and Industry Partners may apply)
  • Fill-in on occasions when the Chairman is not able to fulfill their duties – Coordinate between the two of positions as Chairman or Vice Chairman.  Must be present for all Board meetings.
  • Voting position.
  • Treasurer– two year term (both Event Marketers and Industry Partners may apply)
    • Responsible for taking the Board Meeting minutes at all meetings live or phone.
    • Voting position.
  • Director At-Large (two open positions – both Event Marketers and Industry Partners may apply)
    • Voting position, help with direction of CEMA, able to attend monthly and in person Board meetings – 2 year term.

Nominations for these positions will be collected through May 31, 2018 If you have questions about the process, please call Kim Gishler, President and CEO, CEMA at 916-740-3623 or kim@cemaonline.com.

Board of Directors Nomination

Act now and nominate yourself or a colleague to serve on the CEMA Board.  Strong volunteer leadership is important to the ongoing success of CEMA,  so get involved!

Open Positions for the 2016-2017 term year are:

The CEMA Nominating Committee is currently soliciting candidates for the following Board positions:

  • Vice Chairman/Chairman of the Board-Elect – one-year term in this position with a second one-year term as President – two years (both Event Marketers and Industry Partners may apply)
  • Treasurer – two-year term (both Event Marketers and Industry Partners may apply)
  • Director At-Large (two open positions – both Event Marketers and Industry Partners may apply)

Complete the CEMA Board Member Nomination form for yourself or a colleague.  Download the nomination form here.

If you have questions about the process, please call Kim Gishler, President & CEO, CEMA at 408-838-9809 or kim@CEMAonline.com

Board Commitment

Before submitting your nomination form, please review the qualifications and responsibilities below and confirm your ability to make the necessary time and financial commitment.

Ideal candidates will possess the following qualifications:

  • Support from employer/colleagues for the time and financial commitment required to attend the following meetings:
    • One hour-long Board call every other month.
    • 2-3 face-to-face meetings each year (typically a 1 ½ day commitment at a Western U.S. location)
    • Attendance at the annual CEMA Summit (coincides with one of the face-to-face Board meetings)
  • Ability to spend 4-6 hours per month on Board / Committee activities outside of the monthly meetings including completing assignments that have been given to Board members.
  • Willingness to wear an “industry hat” (to contribute beyond personal business interests for the good of the membership and the industry).
  • Creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to identify and develop new products and services benefiting the CEMA membership.
  • Ability to act with integrity and make decisions – financial and otherwise – for the good of CEMA.
  • Willingness to recruit “New Members”.
  • Willingness to actively promote CEMA as the Association for Corporate Event Marketing Professionals.
  • History of active participation in the corporate event marketing industry through employment and volunteer work.

The CEMA Board of Directors is responsible for

  • Managing the business affairs of CEMA, including accounting and financial reporting.
  • Identifying and creating new products and services by consulting with, and receiving input from the professional staff, and by engaging in appropriate discussion and debate.
  • Providing guidance on the strategic direction and programs of the “Association”.
  • Identifying and grooming future Board members.
  • Promoteing consensus, cooperation, and participation among all members at every level. Each director is accountable to the CEMA Board of Directors and not any particular segment or interest group of the membership.
  • Setting the policy and direction for the Association.

 

Expense Reimbursement

Directors serve at their own expense and are expected to assume the cost of travel and lodging for all face-to-face meetings and the annual CEMA Summit.

Nominee Information

Please complete and submit this section of the form no later than May 29, 2017 Forms may be sent electronically to

Kelly Ricker
CEMA Nominating Committee Chair
kricker@comptia.org