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The Call for Nominations
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The Call for Nominations

by Richard Russell


With our conference this June in Providence fast approaching, it’s that time of year that we nominate and elect Board members. Each Board member serves a three-year term and this year we have three board positions that will be open. We are looking for dedicated and involved members to fill these seats.

The AAERT Board enacts policies and programs to benefit our membership, promotes digital court reporting and transcribing within the industry, and determines the direction of our Association. Serving on the Board requires a dedication to our profession and a willingness to put in some extra time and effort to help the Association continue to grow.

In order to be eligible to run for a Board position:

  • The person must be a voting member in good standing at the time of his/her nomination and election to the Board and must remain so during his/her term of service as a Director;

  • The person must have been a voting member of the Association for a period of two or more years immediately prior to his/her nomination to serve on the Board;

  • The person must have demonstrated active dedication to the mission and purposes of the Association during his/her previous membership;

  • No more than one Association member who is a current employee, owner, shareholder, and/or principal of a particular company or organization may concurrently serve on the Board of Directors.

On March 23rd you will receive an email blast with a link to an online nomination form. If you know someone who you think would be a good candidate to be a Director of the Association please fill out and submit the form. And you can nominate yourself.

Nominations will only be accepted between March 23, 2018 and April 11, 2018.

Between April 12th and April 20th nominees will receive a questionnaire to complete and will have a telephone interview with the Nominating Committee. Accepted nominees will then submit a bio and headshot photo that will be included on the ballot.

Online voting will open on April 28, 2018 and will close on May 17, 2018.

If you have been active in the Association (serving on a committee, writing articles for the newsletter, etc.) please consider taking the next step by serving on the Board. If you’re not sure you’re ready for a Board position but want to be more active in the Association, please contact any current Board member, committee chair, or the AAERT staff and ask how you can get involved.

If you have any questions on the nomination/election process please do not hesitate to contact me at

Richard Russell has been a member of AAERT since 1995 and over the years has worked on many projects for the Government Relations Committee. In 2010 he joined the Board of Directors and since that time has also been serving as Chair of the Government Relations Committee. Rick currently serves as Vice-President of AAERT.


Richard Russell, AAERT Vice President

Government Relations Committee Chair


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