Building out CPSDA structure
The CPSDA Board of Directors expanded from five to seven members in the Spring of 2011, adding Scott Sehnert from Auburn University and Amy Goodson, one of the most highly respected nutrition counselors in Texas. The Board will be expanded once more in 2012, bringing the full complement to nine Board members, per by-laws or the organization.
Board members of the CPSDA serve two-year terms, though two of the original five directors elected in 2010 must serve three year terms between 2010 and 2013 while the full body grows from five to nine (see chart below).
There will be no limit to the number of two-year terms a Board member may serve, but those seeking to serve multiple terms must run for re-election every two years.
Candidates for the CPSDA Board of Directors will be sought each year in March, and elections will be held in April. Only members in the "Professional" category of CPSDA membership (veteran, experienced or qualified) are eligible to run and, at least for the time being, to vote. Newly elected members will join the Board at the start of the Annual CPSDA Conference each May, but only earn voting rights when their predecessor steps off during that meeting.
Board members will convene in private at the Annual Conference to elect four officers (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) each year; then appoint a chairmanship position to each of the five remaining board members (see column to the right for board member assignments).
There is no limit to the number of terms a Board member may remain an officer of CPSDA.
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