Board Nominations

    Call for nominations: 2019/2020 Board of Directors

    Serving on the IABC Dallas Board will help you to develop personally and professionally, to become more valuable to your organization or clients, and to gain greater access to professional resources, communications best practices and enhanced networking experiences.   

    Being an IABC Dallas leader gives you the opportunity to make a positive impact on our chapter and its members. Our leaders make decisions that support the health of the chapter and guide the professional development of our members, the future of IABC and the communications profession. 


    IABC members in good standing, based in the DFW area, are eligible for nomination. Non-members are also eligible for nomination provided that they become an IABC member. 

    Nomination Committee 

    Applications will be reviewed by the: 

    • 2017/2018 President

    • 2018/2019 President

     Nomination Timeframe 

    • The nomination period opens on April 16; all applications must be received by May 11.

    • Nominees will be notified of their selection by May 25.

    • The Nomination Committee's recommendations for the 2019/20 board will be confirmed by the membership in a slate vote in late May or early June.

    • The newly confirmed 2019/2020 board will shadow the current board during the transition.

    • Board roles commence on July 1, 2019 and last for one year (June 30, 2020).

    Selection Criteria for Nominees 

    A number of criteria will be taken into consideration when evaluating nominations, including: 

    • Previous leadership and management skills and experience or an interest in taking on this type of role.

    • Strategic thinkers who are also keen to roll up their sleeves and deliver.

    • A strong service ethic; this is a working board, not an honorary role.

    • Demonstrated competency as a communications practitioner and an interest in the advancement of the profession.

    • Strong team player.

    • Business acumen – running a chapter is a bit like running a small business.

    Board Roles & Responsibilities 

    • These positions require a commitment for a full year (term runs July 2019 – June 2020)

    • Attend board meetings and participate in programming as your schedule allows

    • Board members will uphold the IABC Code of Ethics and the IABC Dallas Bylaws.

     (You are welcome to apply for more than one position) 


    Time commitment: Low

    • 3-Year Commitment to also hold President and Past President Positions

    • Serve as VP of Finance position in order to understand the chapter’s budget and financing needs. This includes:

          Monthly reporting at Board meetings (income, expenses, balance, reserves, projections…)

          ●      Submits annual financial report to HQ

          Sets annual budget in cooperation with president, accountant and board: forecast chapter revenue and expenses; set realistic targets for year

          Track income and expenses; look for ways to save money, increase revenue

          Pays invoices and reimburses board members for chapter expenses

          Maintains reserves (min. 3-4 months’ worth of year’s budget in the bank)

          Communicates with banking institution that holds chapter’s money

          Secure liability insurance

    • Succession Planning: manage nomination process for following year's Board & Director roles

    • Liaison with HQ; attend monthly leadership calls and annual IABC Leadership Institute
    • Provides backup support to the President
    • Oversees special projects, as required
    • Assists Past-President in preparing chapter management awards



     Time commitment: Moderate

    • Develops membership strategy to recruit and retain members

    • Assemble committee members (with assistance from VP, Volunteer Recruitment and Recognition) to assist in program execution and lead programs, where applicable

    • Welcomes new members through phone calls and emails

    • Report monthly on joined, renewed, lapsed, about-to-lapse

    • Analyze members’ geographical region (work/home), industry, field (internal, external, marketing, PR…)

    • Innovate on ways to market to members & non-members (in conjunction with VP Branding & Engagement)

    • Handle inquiries regarding membership (join, renew, discounts, etc.)


     Time commitment: Moderate

    • Develops a volunteer services strategy
    • Recruit committee members to assist in program execution and lead programs, where applicable

    • Builds and maintains a volunteer inventory of positions and available volunteers
    • Recruit chapter volunteers and match available volunteers with open director and volunteer positions
    • Implements volunteer recognition program
    • Works with other board members to ensure their volunteer needs are meet
    • Maintains volunteer job descriptions and alerts VP Communications when open positions need to be promoted
    • Work with VP, Sponsorship to identify sponsors (and help recruit where needed) to make sure finance goals are met for volunteer activities and programs


    Questions? Email Meagan Bubela at [email protected]