|Section 5.01. Elected Officers
The Association shall have a President, Vice President, and Immediate Past President. Each shall serve for one year, commencing with the adjournment of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors and continuing until the adjournment of the Regular meeting of the Board of Directors in the succeeding year.
Section 5.02. Election of Vice President
The Vice President shall be elected by the full Membership in a mail or electronic ballot simultaneous with the election of the Directors being elected in that year. Vice Presidential candidates shall be sitting Members of the Board of Directors.
Section 5.03. Succession to President
At the conclusion of his/her term, the Vice President shall become President.
Section 5.04. Succession to Immediate Past President
At the conclusion of his/her term, the President shall become Immediate Past President.
Section 5.05. Duties of Elected Officers
The Elected Officers shall be members of the Board of Directors and continue as Directors throughout their terms in elected office, irrespective of when their term as a Director would otherwise have ended. The Elected Officers shall serve on the Steering Committee of the Board of Directors.
The President shall preside over all meetings of the Membership, the Board of Directors, and the Steering Committee of the Board. The President or the President’s designee shall be the Association’s chief spokesperson and representative. The President shall work closely with the Executive Director and the Vice President in conducting the business of the Association. The President shall nominate for approval of the Board of Directors at their Regular Meeting chairpersons for the Standing Committees. The President shall appoint Members to Standing Committees and may from time to time establish new committees. When any of the positions of Appointed Officers shall fall vacant, the incumbent President shall nominate a successor for approval by the Board of Directors. The President shall become Immediate Past President at the end of the President’s term.
- Vice President
The Vice President shall assist the President as the President directs, serve as Acting President in the absence or incapacity of the President, and shall succeed to the Presidency at the end of the Vice President’s term.
- Immediate Past President
Immediate Past President shall be available for advice and counsel to the President and Board and for program consultation to the profession.
Section 5.06. Implementation: First election under By-Laws revision of 1996
In order to implement the provisions herein regarding election and succession of Officers, in the election immediately following the ratification by the Membership of this amended BY-LAWS, there shall be an election of both a President and a Vice President. In the following year, the succession as stated in 5.03 shall be implemented. However, the provision (5.04) for succession to Immediate Past President shall be implemented in the year of ratification.