Nominating Committee

  • The Committee shall be the three most recent Presidents that are not serving on the Board at the present time.

  • The Past President furthest removed from the Board shall be the Chairman.

  • The Committee shall report to the Annual Business Meeting a list containing the nominations for President, President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, and a Director-at-Large.

  • Additional nominations may be made in open meeting or by mail or printable electronic correspondence by any member or charter member in good standing.

  • All nominations have to be voted on at the Business Meeting.

Committee Composition

The Nominating Committee is one of the standing committees named in the AAAP Bylaws. It is made up of five members appointed by the President. The retiring Immediate Past President, upon completion of his or her term, serves as chair of the committee. (See AAAP Bylaws 4-8 and 5-01.)

Key Roles and Responsibilities

The Nominating Committee’s role is to present a slate of officer and directors to the membership for election. They procure nominations for President Elect, two Directors, Associate Director (in the last year of the sitting Associate Director’s term), and Student Member Director. The process for the Nominating Committee is detailed in the AAAP bylaws in Section 4-03 and in this Procedure Manual at 11.3. At each AAAP Annual Business Meeting, the chair of the Nominating Committee will announce the results of that year’s president elect and director elections.

Nomination Guidelines 

General Guidelines for the AAAP Nominating Committee in Selecting Candidates for the Board of Directors and President-Elect Board of Directors

A. The AAAP Board of Directors hold a fundamental role in the health and direction of the organization. Most important is to nominate members with the time, talent, and skills to lead the organization.

B. Another priority is for the BOD to represent a diversity of the AAAP membership, specifically in the following areas: a. Gender b. Age c. Ethnicity d. Geographic Location: This has become especially important since eliminating the previous regions for Board positions. e. Professional role, i.e., production, technical service, academia, government, etc. f. Species orientation, i.e., broilers, layers, turkeys, other species g. This should be considered for the current BOD, and year over year for the specific positions.

C. Prior service to AAAP in some capacity (committee chair, active committee member, etc.) is an indication of dedication to the organization and should be heavily weighted in consideration of nominees.

D. Officers and Directors must be able to make the time commitment to serve on the board and be able to travel at minimum to the Annual Meeting BOD meeting. Board service includes but is not limited to: a. All day meeting one day before the annual meeting b. ½ day meeting during the annual meeting. c. Fall conference call meeting. d. All day meeting before the IPPE meeting. e. Two Spring conference call meetings with committee chairs. f. Multiple electronic votes and other communications throughout the year.

President Elect

A. Preference is given to a member who has already served on the AAAP Board of Directors as they have experience about how the BOD works. However, this should not exclude other individuals if they are judged to be qualified candidates.

B. Care should be taken that the year over year representation of the President is diverse; see the recommendations for the BOD. Traditionally AAAP has had a President from academia one year followed by a President from industry (production or technical service). This could be expanded into other job sectors (government, etc.).

C. While not encoded in the Bylaws, it is recommended that the President Elect candidate should be an active AAAP member for at least 10 years.

Nominating a Student Director

The Nominating Committee should consult with the Membership Committee when selecting the candidates for the Student Director. See policy 11.3.

Nominating Committee Members