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Fired Up, Ready to Go: 2017 Call for AEA Board Nominations by Jennifer Greene, Jim Rugh, Maurice Samuels, Nicole Vicinanza, Anne Vo

Greetings, AEA Members. We are Jennifer Greene (Chair; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Jim Rugh (Independent Consultant), Maurice Samuels (MacArthur Foundation), Nicole Vicinanza (JBS International), and Anne Vo (University of Southern California) — your 2017 Nominations Working Group. We have the pleasure of announcing the Call for AEA Board Nominations and to encourage you to consider getting involved in our beloved organization by serving on the AEA Board.

Opportunities to Serve

The 2017 slate calls for nominations for President-elect and 3 Board Members-at-Large.

Time Commitment

The President serves a three-year term in the roles of President-elect (2018), President (2019), and Past President/Secretary (2020). The President presides over all Board meetings.

Board Members-at-Large will serve three-year terms, starting January 1, 2018, and are expected to attend three Board meetings per year.

In addition to meeting attendance, each Board member and the President actively participate in the work of the Board, engage in ongoing email communications, and liaise with Board Task Forces, Working Groups, or other Board-focused volunteer groups.


Particularly strong candidates for these leadership positions are individuals who have:

  • Been active members of AEA for a minimum of three years,
  • Served in leadership roles within AEA units such as TIGs, Working Groups, Task Forces, Local Affiliates, and others,
  • Contributed to and served the evaluation profession in other ways.

Note that candidates who would like to be considered for the post of President-elect must be an AEA member who is based in the United States. Prior service on the Board is preferred, though not required. All candidates’ availability and accessibility are also considered.


AEA and the Leadership Team are committed to nourishing and establishing diversity in the governance of the association. Particular attention is paid to adequate representation and balance according to the following criteria:

  • Gender (including nondiscrimination based on sexual representation and orientation or gender identity)
  • Racial/ethnic representation
  • Disciplinary heterogeneity
  • Practitioner/academic balance
  • Geographic heterogeneity (within the United States)
  • International representation and perspectives
  • Heterogeneity of areas of application

Learning More

AEA relies on members to provide leadership, and values a large and diverse pool of member leaders! To learn more…

  • Tune into the Nominations Working Group’s Coffee Break Webinar on Thursday, February 9th, at 11am PST (2pm EST) to learn more about:
    • What is involved in running for and serving on the AEA Board of Directors
    • What the nominating committee looks for in potential nominees
    • How you can become involved in AEA leadership
    • Paths to serving on the AEA Board
  • Reach out to current Board Members to learn about their experiences.

Navigate to the AEA’s Resource Page to access materials that describe how to prepare a nomination packet for yourself or others. Contact us! We are also glad to help answer questions about the nomination process. If we do not have the answers, we can definitely offer suggestions for who to ask.

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