Call for Nominations: CGA Board of Directors
May 18, 2022
The CGA Board of Directors is the legally recognized governing body for the association, responsible for upholding CGA’s bylaws and ensuring sound financial and administrative management. Board members foster cooperative relationships, support the development and implementation of strategic initiatives, and promote the advancement of CGA’s safety mission.
Board members must possess and ability to focus on strategic issues and outcomes. Serving in such a leadership role is a personally and professionally rewarding opportunity, allowing individuals to give back to the industry, to share their experience and expertise, and to help chart the future of the organization.
Candidates for the CGA Board of Directors must be an employee of a CGA member company in good standing. Candidates should hold a senior leadership role within their company, be able to form positions on behalf of their company and be able commit resources on behalf of their company.
Successful Board members possess the following qualities:
- Strategic: Thought leaders who are focused on high level, long-range, strategic issues
- Committed: Dedicate time and expertise to support CGA’s mission and goals
- Collaborative: Ability to listen, analyze and assess situations and act responsibly as a member of a unified, collegial board
- Integrity: Exercise powers in the interest of the organization, maintaining a high degree of confidentiality and free from conflicts of interests
Agreeing to serve on the CGA Board of Directors is the highest level of volunteer service for the organization, which requires a commitment to the duties of obedience, loyalty, and care and a high degree of professionalism.
- Duty of Care: Take care of CGA by ensuring prudent use of all assets.
- Duty of Loyalty: Ensure that CGA’s activities and transactions are, first and foremost, advancing its mission. Board members must recognize and disclose conflicts of interest and make decisions that are in the best interest of CGA – not in the best interest of the individual Board member, or of any other individual or entity.
- Duty of Obedience: Ensure that CGA obeys applicable laws and regulations, follows its own bylaws, and adheres to its stated mission.
In addition, Board members hold the following responsibilities:
- Board members will know and promote an understanding of the vision, mission and strategic plan of CGA.
- Board members will maintain the organization on a sound fiscal basis and exercise a strong sense of fiduciary responsibility on behalf of CGA.
- Board members will avoid participating in discussions and votes when a personal conflict of interest arises.
- Board members will represent CGA and the industry in a positive and informative manner.
- Board members will participate in strategic planning and budgeting for the organization.
- Board members will attend all board meetings and the CGA Annual Meeting, prepare for meetings adequately, participate in discussions thoughtfully and responsibly and support the majority decision on issues decided by the Board.
Time & Resource Commitment
- Directors on the CGA Board serve a three-year renewable term.
- Board participation requires time to prepare for, travel to, and attend meetings. The CGA Board usually meets in person two times a year, typically in April in conjunction with the CGA Annual Meeting and in September at the CGA headquarters in McLean, Virginia; web conferences are scheduled as needed to address emerging issues. Expenses related to travel and meeting attendance are the responsibility of each Board member.
- Directors may have additional committee assignments (e.g., Nominating Committee, Compensation Committee, Finance and Audit Committee) throughout the year.
- Board members must be responsive to communications from CGA, Board members, and staff.
The call for nominations for the CGA Board of Directors is open. To submit a nomination, please provide the following information by June 30, 2022:
- An interest statement (500 words or less) about why you would like to serve on the CGA Board of Directors; and
- A curriculum vitae summarizing your leadership experience and professional experience.
All nomination materials must be submitted to Laura Brumsey no later than June 30, 2022.
The Nominating Committee will review all nominations received to determine the slate of candidates that will be presented for Board of Directors and membership approval.
Please contact Laura Brumsey with questions.