May 18, 2018
Election to the NAFTZ Board of Directors and Officers
Submissions for the 2018-19 Board of Directors will be accepted through June 22
Do you want to be a leader in the foreign-trade zone industry and help make decisions that will shape the future of FTZs? Are you passionate about the FTZ industry and in demonstrating the program’s value as an economic development tool for job creation, international trade, and investment? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we encourage you to submit an application and help lead our industry into the future! In 2018, NAFTZ members will elect four Executive Committee Officers and five Directors.
The NAFTZ Bylaws provide that Officers serve terms of one year and that Directors serve terms of two years. Directors can be re-elected provided that they shall not serve more than five years during any six-year period. The Bylaws also provide that at least three members of the Board of Directors shall be representatives of Zone Grantees, including grantee applicants. The Officers of NAFTZ are the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, and Secretary.
The terms of the following Officers are expiring in 2018:
Directors with expiring terms not eligible to serve an additional two-year term, but eligible to move into the Executive Committee:
Directors with expiring terms who are eligible to serve another term (or terms) and also eligible to move into the Executive Committee:
In total, four Executive Committee Officers and five non-Officer Directors will need to be nominated. For succession planning purposes, Directors who are eligible and willing to serve additional terms are often encouraged to do so. However, the Nominating Committee is not required to re-nominate Directors or Officers wishing to serve another term.
NAFTZ members who are the Designated Representative of their organization and have their organization’s support to serve on the NAFTZ Board of Directors (attend all three Board Meetings in person and participate in all Board monthly conference calls) are encouraged to apply. All nominees must submit a completed application form by 11:59 PM EDT on June 22, 2018.
Attributes of Diversity
NAFTZ seeks to maintain a strong, balanced, strategic-thinking Board that accurately represents the varied businesses in the foreign-trade zone industry. The following general attributes are considered in order to advance the diversity of points of view and stakeholder awareness:
May 18, Nominations open
June 22, Nominations close
July 20, Slate of nominees submitted to the Board
August 20, Slate emailed to members
September 19, Election results announced at the Annual Business Meeting
For further information, please contact a member of the Nominating Committee:
NAFTZ Nominating Committee