ATS Nomination Process

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Schedule

Phase I:  Call for Secretary-Treasurer Nominations (April – July)

Submit your nominations here.

Phase II:  Request for Letters of Interest and updated CV (Due July 31st)

View instructions.

Phase III:  Review of Letters of Interest and CVs (August 15th)

  • The Nominating Committee will meet via conference call to review the letters of interest and CVs.
  • The Nominating Committee may contact your colleagues to gain insight regarding your leadership style.
  • Nominees who are selected to move to the next phase will be asked to submit the following items:
    • Provide the names of three ATS members who would be willing to submit a brief letter in support of their nomination;
    • Provide a brief bio statement;
    • Respond to 10 vital questions; your response should be no more than three pages in length
  • Nominees who are not selected will be provided with a detailed explanation.
  • The Nominating Committee will determine if a second call for nominations should be issued with a deadline of September 15th.

Phase III – Part 2:  Review of Letters of Interest and CVs/Second Round (if necessary) (Late October)

  • The Nominating Committee will meet via conference call to review the letters of interest and CVs that have been received during the second call for nominations.
  • The Nominating Committee may contact your colleagues to gain insight regarding your leadership style.
  • Nominees who are selected to move to the next phase will be asked to submit the following items:
    • Provide the names of three ATS members who would be willing to submit a brief letter in support of their nomination;
    • Provide a brief bio statement;
    • Respond to 10 vital questions; your response should be no more than three pages in length
  • Nominees who are not selected will be provided with a detailed explanation.

Phase IV:  Submission of Materials to the Nominating Committee (Due November 15th)

  • Names of letter writers (3)
  • Brief bio statement
  • Letter to ATS Nominating Committee: Your response to the following 10 vital questions.

Phase V:  ATS Nominating Committee Meeting (Late December/Early January)

  • The ATS Nominating Committee will meet in-person to vet all of the nominees and select two candidates and an alternate who will stand for election by the membership.
  • Nominees may be asked to join the Nominating Committee meeting via video conference.

Phase VI: Election Campaigning

http://www.thoracic.org/about/governance/campaigning-guidelines-secretary-treasurer.pdf

If you have any questions regarding the ATS Nomination process, please contact governance@thoracic.org or 212-315-6444.

Note: The schedule outlined above is subject to change by the ATS Nominating Committee.

 

Last Reviewed: October 2017