Board of Directors Elections Coming Soon; Nominations Open Now

The IPSO Alliance is currently soliciting candidates for election to the Board of Directors. IPSO is seeking individuals who are interested in taking an active role in the management and control of the business of the Alliance. It is the duty of the Board of Directors to make necessary rules and regulations for the operation of the Alliance in accordance with its bylaws and to appoint such committees, agents, employees, and managers as deemed necessary to achieve the goals and vision of the membership. The Board of Directors also determines the annual budget and membership dues, along with privileges and benefits of all membership levels.

Directors serve for a period of 2 years. Board meetings are currently held via teleconference once a month, and in person during annual face to face member meetings. Business is also conducted via email between monthly meetings. Members of the BoD are encouraged to take an active part in committees, speaking and interview opportunities, and tradeshows arranged and promoted by the IPSO Marcom committee. Current Board members who will remain for another year are Nick Ashworth (Eaton), Jan Holler (Ericsson), Geoff Mulligan (Proto6) and Fabien Castanier (STMicroelectronics).

All Promoter members of IPSO who are “in good standing” – membership dues paid in full – at the time of nomination are eligible to nominate one member per company for a seat on the board. The nomination period is scheduled to close on 22 April 2016 and ballots will be sent to all Promoter member companies beginning 2 May 2016.

Contributor members who are interested in taking part in the election process may upgrade their membership to Promoter status by sending payment of $2500 via check or bank wire before 30 April 2016 in order to be included on the ballot. New member companies who join and make full payment of Promoter level dues may also take part in the election process.

If you are interested in nominating a candidate for a Board position, please send a message to nominations with the name, company, and a short (2 paragraph, 300-word) statement explaining the candidate’s qualifications and reasons the candidate should hold a position on the IPSO BoD. This information will be included on the ballot.

All nominations must be received by 22 April 2016 in order to be included on the ballot.