Recently, the ITA’s board of directors voted to revamp the association’s board structure by consolidating the existing five sectors into just two: Salon and Non-Salon Sectors. The total number of board members will remain the same at 18, and the Salon Sector will not be affected, maintaining its current total of six seats.
The major changes will come in the Non-Salon Sector, with the creation of three appointed seats where one director per year will be appointed during the next three years. Here is a recap of the restructuring:
•Consolidation of the four Non-salon Sectors (Equipment, Lotion, Distribution and Allied) into one “Non-Salon” Sector.
•Maintain the current number of board seats (18) while reducing the elected Non-Salon members from 12 to nine members during the next three years.
•Salon seats stay unchanged at six, still electing two each year.
•Create a new category of board seat(s) referred to as the “Appointed” members.
•Appointed members will eventually fill three seats (of the 18). This goal will be reached by reducing the elected seats by one, and adding one appointed seat for the next three years (i.e. the membership will fill three seats by election this year with the four sectors –now combined into one Non-Salon Sector – voting for three seats with the board appointing the fourth director; next year the number elected seats will be reduced by one more again, electing three and appointing one; the following year the same). In 2013, this will have effectively reduced the Non-Salon seats to nine and added three board-appointed positions. From that point forward, the non-salon members elect three, the board appoints one each year.
•Appointed members will serve a three-year term just like elected members.
•Appointed members will have the same rights and responsibilities as other board members.
The nomination period for seats on the ITA board of directors is now open. This year, a total of five seats will be up for election: two Salon Sector seats and three in the consolidated Non-Salon Sector. Elected board members will serve one three-year term of service commencing Oct. 1, 2010, and concluding Sept. 30, 2013.
If you would like to run for a seat on the ITA board of directors, please go to the “Members Only” section of the ITA Website, to download an application.
Membership on the ITA board of directors requires a significant commitment in time, effort and resources. Board members are responsible for the management and operations of the ITA, and for fulfilling committee assignments associated with this effort. ITA board members are also responsible for travel and lodging expenses associated with their role at approximately four meetings each year.
The following incumbent board members’ terms expire on Sept. 30, 2010 and will be eligible for re-election:
•Dan Caskey – Cincinnati Tan
•Don Hirsch – Ultimate Exposure
•Susan Miller – PC Marketing
•Karl Platzer – Light Sources
To be eligible to be nominated to run for a seat on the ITA board, candidates must fulfill the following requirements: A nominee must be a delegate of a member company in the ITA with dues current on July 15, 2010, from the membership sector to which he/she is seeking nomination.
The executed application should include information about the nominee’s business, how long the nominee’s company has been in the industry, his/her involvement in previous industry activities, information regarding any other leadership experience outside of the indoor tanning industry (such as service on other boards etc.), and a photograph for posting on the website with candidate information.
The completed application should be returned to: ITA Nominations Committee; Indoor Tanning Association; 2025 M Street, N.W., Suite 800; Washington, D.C. 20036. It can also be faxed to 202.367.2142 or e-mailed to email@example.com.
The ITA election process is as follows:
Aug. 20, 2010 Nomination period closes. All nominations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDST on Aug. 20, 2010.
Sept. 1, 2010 Official ballots mailed to all ITA member company delegates.
Sept. 17, 2010 All ballots must be received at the ITA no later than 5:00 p.m. EDST on Sept. 17, 2010, to be counted.
Oct. 1, 2010 Newly elected board members officially announced.