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North American Quitline Consortium
Update on the Election of NAQC’s Board of Directors

This spring, NAQC will conduct its 2010 election of the Board of Directors by the membership. This e-mail contains information on the election process and the nominees standing for election in this exciting event.

Who is eligible to vote?
All organizational members of NAQC are eligible to cast votes in board elections. A single designated representative for each organization will cast a vote on behalf of his/her organization. If you have an individual membership and would like to upgrade to an organizational membership, please contact us at naqc@naquitline.org.

When and how will the election take place?
The election will take place from April 12-30, using an online voting tool called VOTENET. Each organizational representative will receive an e-mail with a link to the Votenet portal, a username, and a password. All votes must be cast by April 30 at 5:00 PM EST.

Does the Board have terms and term limits?
Board members are elected for a term of three years and can be re-elected once. Directors may not serve for more than two consecutive terms. Partial terms of more than one year count as a full term.

What is the time commitment? Do Board members receive payment?
The annual time commitment for board members includes four one-and-a-half day meetings (plus travel and preparation time) and approximately 30 hours of additional time for committee work. Board members receive no payment other than travel reimbursement.

How are officers elected?
The Board members elect their officers each year no later than August 1.

How will NAQC notify the membership of election results?
David Willoughby, Board Chair, will announce the election results by the end of June via a NAQC communication.

What qualities does NAQC seek in Board members?
Candidates for the board should possess senior 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:
  • Governance of a not-for-profit organization
  • Finance and sustainability
  • Communications
  • Tobacco control and cessation
  • Quitline operation, research and/or advocacy
  • Community organizing
  • Populations at risk
  • Public affairs
  • Human resources
Who currently serves on the NAQC Board?
For a list of members, visit our Board of Directors page.

How many positions are open on the Board?
Currently, NAQC has four positions open on the Board of Directors.

How many nominees are standing for election?

There are six nominees for the four open positions. Each eligible voter will be asked to vote for up to four nominees.

Who are the nominees?
NAQC is honored to have six exceptional nominees for this year’s election. Three are incumbent board members and three are new nominees. Detailed information on each candidate’s experience, relationship to NAQC, and vision for NAQC can be viewed by clicking on his/her name below:

Kenneth Lewis
Matthew Madonna
Jeannettee Noltenius
Tracey Strader
Penny Thomsen
Wayne Tormala

If I have technical problems with voting who should I contact?
For technical issues, contact Natalia Gromov at ngromov@naquitline.org or 602-279-2719 ext 1.

How can I receive additional information about the election process?
For additional information or questions, please contact Becky Roberson, Nomination Committee Chair, at board@naquitline.org or Linda Bailey, President and CEO, at lbailey@naquitline.org (or 602-279-2719).
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