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About the Board of Directors

The CTAT Board is comprised of 19 members and meets twice per year. The Board consists of the President, President-Elect, Past President, Finance Chair as well as two Directors nominated and elected by members of the Active Instructional member class and 12 Directors nominated and elected by members of CTAT's 12 regional Areas.

Who is the ideal board candidate?

A strong candidate has demonstrated leadership ability within CTAT and the CTE community.  When board members take office, the primary responsibilities include the duty of loyalty to the organization, the duty of care when making decisions as a steward of the organization and duty of obedience to be faithful to the organization's mission and to support decisions made by the board. Candidates should have experience with strategic planning and analyzing financial statements and be easily approachable for members and fellow volunteer leaders.

What do board volunteers do?

Board members are responsible for strategically thinking, planning and evaluating on behalf of the association. While association staff and volunteers typically execute programs, the board is responsible for envisioning the program, setting their direction and evaluating them for progress and success. As leaders, board members help set direction for CTAT. 

What do board volunteers get in return for their service?

Previous board members have expressed the value of board service as professional and personal growth, including: the opportunity to meet, work with and learn from fellow leaders; the chance to share their own knowledge, expertise and training; and relationships with new friends and lifelong mentors. 

How much time does board service require?

Board members must be willing to invest time in preparing for and participating in board meetings twice per year and additionally as needed for in-depth strategic planning. Board members are expected to attend CTAT's two annual conferences and serve as a board liaison to fellow members either in an instructional council or regional area. 

Can I nominate myself?

Yes, members may nominate themselves for board service. 

What’s the nominating process and criteria for service?

A call for nominations is sent annually in December. Nominees will be asked to supply information for review by the nominating committee. Finalists may be interviewed in January. The committee recommends a slate of officers for approval by the Board at the January/February Board meeting. 

Nominations for President-Elect and Finance Chair will be accepted through December 20. Candidate profiles are posted 15 days prior to the election. Active Leadership and Active Instructional members current as of April 15 are eligible to vote.  Nominees for President-Elect and Finance Chair shall have served on the board at some time and may or may not be serving currently.

Nominees must be members in good standing, have demonstrated leadership and contributions to the CTE community and able to think strategically and in the best interest of the corporation and the members it serves. 

The President-Elect serves for one year prior to taking office as President. The President presides over all meetings of the association and ensures decisions and resolutions made by the board are implemented. The President serves as an ex-officio member of standing committees and task forces.

    Duties of the President

    • Attend half day officer training in Austin if schedule permits
    • Review and make committee chair appointments
    • Review board meeting materials and facilitate action items during meetings
    • Attend any specially called meetings or receptions at conferences
    • Participate in task force and committee meetings as appropriate
    • Address conference attendees at general sessions and awards luncheon
    • Provide a president's update at the annual summer business meeting
    • Be accessible to advise the executive team in between regularly scheduled meetings and available to contact fellow members about sensitive issues with support from staff and executive committee
    • Along with executive team, review performance of executive director and make recommendations related to compensation and benefits

    Duties of the Finance Chair

    Term of office for Finance Chair is two years. The Finance Chair has oversight of all monies, investments and other valuable property in the name of the corporation, performs an internal audit annually and makes recommendations regarding budget items in collaboration with the finance committee. The Finance Chair serves as the Chair of the Finance Committee.

    Who can answer other questions that I have?

    For more information about the nominating process or about nominating criteria, contact CTAT Executive Director Robin Painovich at 512-288-8666.

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