Leadership Roles and Responsibilities

First Vice Chair

This role is serving as part of EDmarket's leadership succession plan. The individual will serve on the Executive Committee, and work closely with the Chair, in preparation for leadership duties in the next year. Responsibilities include:

  • Attend all board meetings
  • Serve on the executive committee
  • Carry out special assignments as requested by the board chair
  • Understand the responsibilities of the board chair and be able to perform these duties in the chair's absence
  • Participate as a vital part of the board leadership

Second Vice Chair

This role is serving as part of EDmarket's leadership succession plan. The individual will serve on the Executive Committee, and work closely with the Chair, in preparation for leadership duties in two years. Responsibilities include:

  • Attend all board meetings
  • Serve on the executive committee
  • Carry out special assignments as requested by the board chair
  • Understand the responsibilities of the board chair and be able to perform these duties in the chair's absence
  • Participate as a vital part of the board leadership

Board of Director-at-Large

Members at large represent and are accountable to the general membership of EDmarket. A member at large has a responsibility to act with care and loyalty to EDmarket and its mission. These members shall report directly to the Board of Directors Chair and represent the general membership. Responsibilities include:

  • Attend all board and committee meetings and functions, such as special events.
  • Be informed about the organization's mission, services, policies, and programs.
  • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings.
  • Serve on committees or task forces and offer to take on special assignments.
  • Inform others about the organization.
  • Suggest possible nominees to the board who can make significant contributions to the work of the board and the organization.
  • Keep up-to-date on developments in the organization's field.
  • Follow conflict-of-interest and confidentiality policies.

Secretary

The role of Secretary is critical for the smooth operations of the board. This individual ensures that board members are given appropriate notice of meetings, and proactively records these meetings, directly coordinating the written record with a designated staff member. Some of the general responsibilities of board secretary include: assuring that an agenda have been prepared by the board president and/or CEO and that the agenda is distributed in advance of the meeting; coordinating with staff the distribution of background information for agenda items to be discussed; reviews the official minutes of the meeting prior to distribution and records motions, discussions, votes, and decisions (this should be coordinated with staff); and providing the previous meeting's written minutes to board members before the next meeting and records any changes or corrections. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Attend all board meetings
  • Serve on the executive committee
  • Ensure the accuracy of all board records
  • Assume responsibilities of the chair in the absence of the board chair, chair-elect, and vice chair

Council & Committee Opportunities

  • Architect & Designer Council
  • Distribution Council
  • Edtech Council
  • Education Council
  • Equipment Manufacturers Council
  • Retail Council
  • Supplier Council

Council & Committee's mission is to:

  • Generate ideas for new products and services;
  • Oversee program effectiveness to sustain quality;
  • Mentor new members and new trade show attendees;
  • Share views on issues affecting the industry;
  • Identify future committee/council members.

Advisory Group Opportunities

Content Advisory Group

This body is being formed to help guide the efforts of promoting EDmarket as a thought-leader and knowledge keeper in education's sphere of influence. The EDmarket Content Hub, publications, and social media may all be an active set of tools in accomplishing goals driven by the upcoming strategic plan.

Board of Directors Meeting: Wednesday, April 10, 2024 3:00 PM-5:00 PM (ET)


Voting for the 2024 Board of Directors is Now Closed:

Nomination Process:

How the Leadership Nomination Process Works

  • Only the nominations for the Board of Directors seats will be reviewed by the Nominating Committee and put up for an electronic vote by the membership.
  • The Board of Directors is comprised of the Officers of the Association:
    • Chair, Chair-Elect, 1st Vice Chair,
    • 2nd Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer,
    • At-Large seats, and the Chair (or designee) all active Committees and Councils
  • Each Committee or Council will review the nominations from the general call and recommend and recruit new members who they believe can best contribute to their respective group. Each nominated member is given thoughtful consideration.

NOTE: All leadership terms are for three years except for the Second Vice Chair (a four-year commitment) and the Secretary (a two-year commitment) to the Board and Executive Committee.


Scholarships & Awards

EDmarket scholarship and award programs are a major part of promoting the next generation of leaders and recognizing outstanding service industry. Learn more about John L. Spalding Memorial Scholarship and the David McCurrach Distinguished Service Award.

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