AAC 2017 Nominations for Board Members
The AAC Nominations Process
Second Deadline - Review of all applications
by Nomination Committee  due by April 15, 2017

All interested nomination candidates must be an AAC member in good standing, interact respectfully and work professionally with other Board members, State Representatives, AAC members and the larger adoption constellation. All applicants must hold the American Adoption Congress in the highest regard.

Board member positions require a commitment of 5-20 hours a month depending on the specific position and require all applicants to participate in teleconference board meetings and yearly board meetings.
Nominations Committee
The following Nominations Committee Members (are made up of over 50% of NON- Board members) and were chosen and ratified by the current Board of Directors for the nominations process:
Nominations Chair: Susan Friel-Williams - Florida (Board Member) (South)
  • Mary Wilson - Texas (Board member) (Southwest)
  • Kris Probasco - Missouri - (Southwest)
  • Kris Dollard - California (West)
  • Deborah Myers - Washington State (Board Member) (West)
  • Rebecca Crofoot - Nebraska-(Midwest)
  • Sean McGavic - Tennessee (South)
  • Leslie Moran - Maine (NE)
  • Robert Chastang - Kentucky (South)
Nominations Schedule
The Schedule for the nominations process was as follows:
Dates Action
April 12 - April  19 Call for Nominations – Accepting Applications
April 20 - April 27 Review of all applications by Nominations Committee
April 28 - May 6 Recorded Interviews with each nominee (Recordings to only be used by nominations committee and Board of Directors)
May 7 - May 10 Board Review of Nominees
May 11 - May 27 Elections by AAC Members
May 28 - June 6 Calls to all Nominees accepted
May 28 - June 6 Emails to all Nominees not accepted
June 7, 2017 Announcement to members and on website of all New Board Members and Positions
NOTE:  Per the 2007 AAC By-Laws - 
Section 6. Elections: A. Except as stated in this section or in Sections 5 and 10 (concerning the filling of vacancies), all members of the Board will be elected by the members in good standing from persons nominated by the Nominating Committee in its considered judgment, according to policies and procedures approved by the Board. Only members residing in a region may vote for the Regional Director of that region. If there is no contest for one or more Board positions, the candidates for such positions may be elected by acclamation, without balloting.   If no elections are held the following date for announcements will be  subject to change. 
Nominations Format
According to Roberts Rules of Order, it is the charge of the Nominations Committee to find the best candidate for each office and only candidates who have completed the process as outlined will be considered: 
  • Be an AAC member in good standing and have participated actively in the AAC for a minimum of one year prior to applying
  • Maintain a commitment to the AAC Mission and Goals
  • Be able commit to volunteering up to a minimum of 15 hours per week
  • Be able maintain confidentiality
  • Will make every effort to attend the Annual AAC International Conference
  • Attend monthly Board teleconferences
  • Be willing to serve in a position as appointed by the President
  • Undergo a criminal background check
  • Be willing to work collaboratively with other board members
  • Read thoroughly and sign all documents pertaining to Board policies, procedures and ethics
Prospective candidates who do not meet these standards will be disqualified from further consideration and will be notified in writing of their disqualification by the nominations chair.

Each applicant is required to read and understand the AAC Conflict of Interest and the AAC Code of Ethics prior to filling out either a Printable Application or a Fillable Application   NOTE: You must download the most current copy of Adobe to your computer to fill this form in.  Save the form to your computer, fill it in, save once more then you may email.
AAC Positions Open for Nominations
Job Descriptions for Positions which are currently open at the AAC
Per the AAC 2007 By-Laws (see section above):

All position except for the Regional Director Position will be voted on by the General Membership, ONLY in cases where MORE than ONE qualified candidate is determined by the Nominations Committee.  

PLEASE APPLY if you are QUALIFIED for one of the positions listed below

Regional Director Positions - Will be voted on by the Respective Region  - ONLY in cases where there is MORE than ONE qualified candidate, determined by the Nominations Committee.     Regions Open
  • New England
  • South
  • Midwest
  • Southwest
ALL Applications and Corresponding Information Shall be sent to:  
the Nominations Chair - Susan Friel-Williams