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What’s it take to be ADA treasurer?

Board of Trustees adopts criteria for 2012 office-seekers

The ADA Board of Trustees approved a new job description for ADA treasurer candidates at its July 31-Aug. 3 meeting.

The Board passed a resolution establishing a set of “desirable attributes” a treasurer should possess, as well as a set of requirements for the office any candidate must satisfy. The list of desirable attributes is intended to inform the House’s consideration of candidates. The Board offers the list as guidance only and will allow the House to decide if candidates possess these attributes. The desirable attributes for a candidate for treasurer are:

  • excellent communication skills so as to be able to assist in interpreting Association finances and effectively share financial information with the House of Delegates and the membership;
  • high integrity;
  • experience with the ADA budget process and finances such as may be obtained from serving as a delegate, trustee, council member or similar service.

The Board also developed a set of requirements any candidate must satisfy:

  1. Be an active, life or retired member, in good standing;
  2. Not be a trustee or elective officer (other than the sitting treasurer) of the Association;
  3. Possess a strong background in finance as evidenced by service in roles such as: treasurer of a constituent society or specialty organization; member for two or more years of a finance committee or audit committee of a constituent society or specialty organization; member of a board of directors of a for-profit corporation or for-profit subsidiary of a constituent society or specialty organization; or any other position(s) providing comparable experience.

Interested candidates may find a blank standard curriculum vitae form, in addition to other information about the requirements of the office, posted online in the members-only section of ADA.org here. The current ADA treasurer is Dr. Edward Leone Jr., whose second three-year term will end at Annual Session in 2012. Per ADA Bylaws, the treasurer may hold the office for two consecutive three-year terms.