Nomination and election process
NTEA members have the opportunity to nominate themselves or other candidates to serve on the Association’s Board of Directors. There must be at least two Board members representing each of the Manufacturer and Distributor classes. As this minimum requirement is already met, there are openings for at least one Manufacturer or Distributor Director and one Associate Director to serve three-year terms starting March 2023.
From your recommendations, the Board Development & Recruitment Committee (incumbent Board members) confirms qualified persons for this vacancy and places their names on an election ballot. NTEA Manufacturer and Distributor members will have the opportunity to place their votes in the final election, which opens December 2022. Newly-elected Directors are formally introduced to the general membership at the Annual Meeting during Work Truck Week® in March 2023, at which time their terms of service begin.
How to submit nominations
Alternatively, you can submit your form via mail (37400 Hills Tech Drive, Farmington Hills, MI 48331).
2023–2024 Board election schedule
Sept. 23, 2022 Nomination deadline
Nov. 9, 2022 Board confirms final candidates from nominations
Dec. 7, 2022 Board election opens
Jan. 6, 2023 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 their company. The Board, in its discretion, may waive this requirement.
A candidate shall not qualify as a nominee if, within the year preceding their term inception, they (or another employee from an entity under common ownership or control with the candidate’s entity) served on the Board.
If elected, a nominee must be willing to attend three Board meetings each year of their term (held in June, November and March during Work Truck Week) and be responsible for most expenses incurred, including travel to and from those meetings. NTEA covers lodging expenses for the June meeting and 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).