Nomination and election process
As an NTEA member, you have the opportunity to nominate yourself or other candidates to serve on the Association’s Board of Directors. For this election cycle, the Association will be seeking candidates to fill two seats on NTEA’s Board of Directors. The openings include one seat for a Distributor or Manufacturer member, and one seat for an Associate member to serve three-year terms starting March 2020.
From your recommendations, the Nominating Committee (incumbent Board members) confirms qualified persons for the vacancies and placement on the slate of candidates presented to the voting membership for consideration and election. Voting members will have the opportunity to place their votes in the election, which opens December 2019. Newly-elected Directors are formally introduced to the general membership at the Annual NTEA Convention, at which time their terms of service begin.
- Contact qualified members you wish to nominate and ensure they agree to accept their nominations, if confirmed. You may nominate yourself if you’re a member and meet all candidate qualifications.
- Complete the nomination form.
- Email your form to NTEA (Pam Appicelli, firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, Sept. 27, 2019.
- Alternatively, you can submit your form via fax (248-489-8590) or mail (37400 Hills Tech Drive, Farmington Hills, MI 48331).
2020-2021 Board election schedule
Sept. 27, 2019 Nomination deadline
Nov. 14, 2019 Board confirms final candidates from nominations
Dec. 4, 2019 Board election opens
Jan. 3, 2020 Last day to vote in election
Candidate qualifications and responsibilities
NTEA’s Board is composed of 13 members — at least two Manufacturer and two Distributor Directors and one Associate Director. Remaining Directors are selected from Manufacturer or Distributor member companies based on their qualifications.
In order to qualify as a candidate, a nominee must be a designated officer (or for entities organized as partnerships or proprietorships, a partner or owner, as applicable) of his or her company. The Board, in its discretion, may waive this requirement.
A candidate shall not qualify as a nominee if, within the year preceding his or her term inception, he/she (or another employee from an entity under common ownership or control with the candidate’s entity) has served on the Board.
If elected, a nominee must be willing to attend three Board meetings each year of his/her term (held in June, November and March at the Annual NTEA Convention) and be responsible for most expenses incurred, including travel to and from those meetings. NTEA covers travel and lodging expenses for the November meeting.
Each Director must be willing to become involved in committee work. Although most committee meetings are held in conjunction with Board meetings, some work and meetings are required in between. Expenses for committee meetings not held in conjunction with Board meetings will be paid by NTEA.
Newly-elected Directors serve three-year terms and must meet the requirements as specified in NTEA Bylaws (see Article V).
Contact NTEA’s team with any questions (800-441-6832 or email@example.com).
Established in 1964, NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry represents more than 2,100 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show®. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and government relations offices in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario. NTEA staff are knowledgeable and experienced in a variety of areas related to the work truck industry. Visit ntea.com/meetourexperts to learn more or request an interview.