Nominations and Elections Process

2022–2023 Nominations Now Open 

Nominating AIR’s next leaders is simple. All we need from you is a name and, if the person isn’t in our system, some contact information. 

To ensure AIR’s leadership reflects the IR profession and the institutions we serve, the NEC strives to present a diverse slate of leadership candidates. To do so, we need a diverse slate of nominations. We encourage you to consider nominating individuals from community colleges and under-represented groups. 

Nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on October 1, 2021.

Submit a Nomination

Important Dates 

  • October 1, 2021: Nominations due 
  • October 4, 2021: Questionnaires sent to all eligible nominees 
  • October 22, 2021: Questionnaires due 
  • November to December 2021: Nominations & Elections Committee contacts potential candidates 
  • February 2022: Elections, voting open

Open Positions

  • Vice President (one position)  
  • Member-At-Large (three positions)  
  • Nominations & 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 & 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 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 NEC 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 & 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.