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Call for Candidates for NAQC Board of Directors

Wednesday, January 05, 2011  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov

On behalf of NAQC’s board of directors and the nomination committee, I am soliciting your recommendations for candidates for the NAQC board of directors. NAQC members submitted terrific candidates last year and we were able to add excellent directors to the board as a result. Thank you.

We are counting on you to help us find outstanding candidates again this year. All NAQC members can submit candidate names.

Please send all recommendations for candidates to Sharon Campbell, Chair of the Nomination Committee, c/o  by February 1.

This year, we will be electing up to 5 new directors. It is our intention to put forward up to 7 names to the membership for election. The board chose this approach to allow for a meaningful vote without invoking undue competition.

The board is responsible for setting NAQC’s strategic direction, connecting with its members and ensuring NAQC’s advancement and sustainability.

Candidates for the board should have senior level experience, possess leadership skills, be strategic thinkers and display professional and collegial demeanor. Board members do not represent their employer or any specific constituency, but instead work together to create a global vision for NAQC. The board seeks members who are committed to NAQC’s mission and values, and have expertise in some of the areas listed below:

-Policy governance of a not-for-profit organization

-Finance (ie, CPA or MBA)

-Understanding issues related to organizational sustainability for NAQC

-Working with donors and/or grant-making organizations

-Operations of a quitline

-Health system change

Board members are elected for three-year terms and can be reelected once. The annual time commitment for board members includes four one-and-a-half day meetings (plus travel to and preparation for the meeting) and approximately 30 hours of additional time for committee work.

For each person you would like to recommend, please provide the following information to Sharon Campbell, Chair of the Nomination Committee, c/o  by February 1:

1. Full name, contact information and brief resume for the person;
2. Your rationale for recommending this person as a candidate; and
3. Confirmation that you have spoken to the person and know that s/he is willing to have her/his name put forward to the Nomination Committee for consideration.

Next Steps:
After the February deadline, the nomination committee will review all suggested candidates, may follow up with selected people for additional information, and will propose a slate of nominees to the full board of directors. After approval of the slate, the nominees then stand for election by the NAQC membership. A single representative from each organizational member of NAQC is eligible to vote. The election will be conducted online in late May/early June. The new directors will be announced in July.

If you have questions, please contact Sharon Campbell, Chair of the Nomination Committee, at or Linda Bailey, President and CEO, at . You can find a list of board members here.

Thank you for your time and effort to participate in this important activity.

Sharon Campbell
Chair of the Nomination Committee

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