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The Countdown Is On: What to Expect during IICRC Board Elections

The IICRC’s 2014/2015 election process has officially begun, which means there will soon be some new faces at the IICRC Board of Directors table.

“We are always looking for new ideas and forward thinkers who can assist us in advancing the mission of the Institute,” said Tony Wheelwright, Chairman of the IICRC. “We have several exciting projects on the horizon, so it’s an exciting time to be involved with the organization.”

Not sure what the IICRC election process entails? Here’s a little background:

Who’s in charge?
The IICRC is managed by its board of directors, which is comprised of 15 industry leaders elected by the IICRC’s shareholders. Its function is to represent the various interests of the registrants while leading the direction of the organization.

Within the Board of Directors is the Executive Committee, or Officers, which includes: the Chairman, First Vice President, Second Vice President, International Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Past Chairman. The Executive Committee helps run the day-to-day operations of the organization, and together with the Board, represents the interests of all IICRC registrants.

Each major decision made within the organization is brought before both the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.
 
How is the Board elected?
Each fall, the IICRC holds an election for open Board positions, and the existing Board holds an election for its Executive Committee positions.

In mid-July of this year, the IICRC Vetting Committee began soliciting nominations for the 2014/2015 Board. The committee vets each nominee’s qualifications and announces the final candidates. Once the candidates are announced and officially accepted, voting is opened to IICRC shareholders.

The newly elected Board and Executive Committee members will be announced on Oct. 20, 2014 following the IICRC’s fall Board meeting, in Vancouver, Wash. Throughout the meetings, we will post live updates and photos to our Twitter and Facebook accounts, so be sure to follow us for the latest news.

What does the Board do?
The IICRC Board of Directors meets four times per year and is tasked with the responsibility of helping shape future policies of the organization and uphold the standards that help shape the industry. Additionally, the Board must be compliant with the IICRC organizational documents, ethics and conflict of interest, confidentiality policies and all other regulations and policies of the IICRC.

The Institute also has a CEO and President who report to the Board and its Chairman. Working with the Board, the President actively provides overall leadership, determines direction and helps set policy for the IICRC. Additionally, the President works with the IICRC’s management team to execute day-to-day operations.

Want to get involved?
Are you interested in playing a bigger role in the IICRC? There are many opportunities for participation, whether it be on a technical committee or working on industry standards development. For more information on how you can get involved, email info@iicrc.org.  

For more information on the current IICRC Board of Directors, visit http://www.iicrc.org/about-us/governance/#board-of-directors.




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