Nominations and Elections Process

Thank you for helping us choose AIR’s next leaders! 2021–2022 AIR leadership nominations are now closed. Voting will take place in February 2021.

Important Dates

  • October 16, 2020: Nominations due 
  • November 1, 2020: Nominee questionnaires due 
  • December 15, 2020 to January 5, 2021: NEC contacts potential candidates 
  • February 2021: Elections, voting open

Open Positions

  • Vice President (one position)
  • Member-At-Large (three positions)
  • Nominations and Elections Committee members (three positions) 

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the association. It acts as the membership’s voice by soliciting member input and using it to make important decisions. The Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC) not only recruits members to serve as leaders, but also develops the call for nominees and reviews nominations to develop a balanced slate of candidates.



The resources below provide information on AIR's leadership and governance policies. Please review the Leadership Opportunities Guide for any questions regarding candidate criteria, time commitments, and AIR’s governance system.

Leadership Opportunities Guide

Governance Policies 



The Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC) develops a slate of candidates consisting of at least two individuals for each open position (shown below). An election is held annually with the winning candidates taking office at the AIR Forum. The Vice President and Board Members-At-Large serve three-year terms while the Nominations and Elections Committee members serve two-year terms and three members are elected annually.

Vice President

The Vice President serves as vice chairperson of the Board of Directors and represents the President when the latter is unable to perform their duties. The Vice President succeeds to the office of President at the termination of the one-year term as Vice President. The term of office is three years: one as Vice President, one as President, and the third as Immediate Past President/NEC Chair.


Members-At-Large along with the Vice President, President, and Immediate Past President are responsible for assuring successful Association performance of governance policies, regularly reviewing those policies, and discussing long term needs of the profession and the Association. Members-At-Large can also serve as Treasurer, Secretary, or Parliamentarian as well as on Board committees.

Nominations and Elections Committee

This six-member committee, chaired by the Immediate Past President, prepares a slate of six candidates for the three positions on the NEC, six candidates for the three Member-At-Large Board positions, and two candidates for the position of Vice President. The NEC is responsible for ensuring the proper conduct of elections and reporting the results to the membership.