Timeline for 2017-2018 Elections

January - February 2017 AENC accepts candidate nominations
March 2017 Nominating Committee meets to determine slate of candidates
April 2017 Board of Directors approves slate
Mid May 2017 Candidates are notified
June 2017 Members are notified of the slate for the upcoming elections at least 30 days before the Annual Members Business Meeting
July 2017 Annual Meeting During the Annual Members Business Meeting, members vote to approve slate of candidates
September 1, 2017 2017-2018 board members take office

Information for Future Years

Qualifications for Board Service

Any Association Management member in good standing shall be eligible for nomination and election to any elective office of AENC. Nominees for vacant board positions are determined by the Nominating Committee according to criteria established by the AENC Nominating Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.

Desired Characteristics of Board Members

  • History of volunteering in some capacity, preferably with AENC
  • Holds/has held leadership role in AENC or a similar organization
  • Competent communicator
  • Able to capably manage electronic files and communication
  • Flexible, collaborative, forward-thinking
  • Responsive, reliable
  • Ambassador to the organization; willing to promote and support AENC to members and the public
  • Has no serious conflict of interest with AENC
  • Available to serve given time commitment requirements (see below)
  • (Association member positions) Knowledge of current practice trends in association management
  • (Association member positions) Engaged in profession
  • (Affiliate member positions) Engaged with the AENC community; demonstrates awareness of the range of needs of affiliate members

Available 2017-2018 Positions

2017-2018 Officers

  • President-elect
  • Secretary Treasurer
  • Directors (AENC association management members are eligible to apply)
    • Up to 3 positions*
  • Affiliate Directors (AENC affiliate members are eligible to apply)
    • Up to 3 positions*

* At the discretion of the Nominating Committee

Position Terms

A term of office shall begin on September 1 of the year in question and shall terminate on August 31 in the year corresponding to the length of term of the appointment.

  • Officers of the board serve one-year terms (President, President-elect, Secretary/Treasurer, Past President)
  • Directors serve three year terms.
  • Affiliate directors serve two year terms

Time Commitment

  • Currently four two-hour board meetings annually plus time to read and respond to board communications and board meeting materials.
  • Board members may be asked to serve as board liaisons to AENC committees. Board liaisons are expected to attend and participate in committee meetings/conference calls including making time to read committee communications and meeting materials.
  • Board members are expected to attend AENC events wherever possible.

Nomination Requirements

  • 1-3 paragraphs outlining
    • your reasons for applying for board service
    • how your professional background and experience will help advance the board’s strategic goals
    • how you feel you exemplify the desired characteristics of board members
  • names and contact information of two professional references who are prepared to speak to the Nominations Committee if necessary, regarding your personal and professional qualifications for board service. (AENC board members, staff and members of the AENC Nominations Committee are ineligible to serve as professional references.)
  • a current head shot for communication with members 

Submit Nomination

Submit your nomination via email to office@aencnet.org, fax it to 919-848-8525 or mail it to AENC, 434  Fayetteville St., Suite 1850, Raleigh, NC 27601.

Reference Documents

AENC Bylaws
Position requirements are outlined in the bylaws.
Please note:

The secretary and treasurer positions are now combined into one role.
The Charlotte chapter is no longer in existence.

AENC Strategic Plan
Board Pledge (to be completed and signed if elected)


Please call AENC's Executive Director - 919-848-8255 or email office@aencnet.org.