2017 IFT Leadership Election

The Nominations & Elections Committee is currently seeking nominations for President Elect and Directors for the 2017-2018 IFT Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors engages in strategic thinking and planning to set the organization’s direction and mobilize resources to ensure IFT’s progress in achieving its mission.

IFT board leaders are responsible for cultivating a professional community committed to advance the science of food and its application across the global food system.  The Board of Directors upholds strategic promises to IFT members to focus on individual development, productive networks, scientific innovation and issues advocacy.

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To learn more about the Board of Director’s nomination process, please review the Candidate Guide.

The IFT Bylaws, approved by the Board of Directors states the following:

Article VII—Elections

Section 7.3: Candidates by Petition

Petitions, together with pertinent biographical information and a statement by the candidate, must be filed with the Executive Vice President. The deadline for petitions shall be determined by the Board of Directors and communicated to members before the election. Any candidate brought forth by petition must have submitted and completed their nomination and candidate information form through the online process.

a) President-Elect

Any five percent (5%) of Professional Members of the Institute, not more than ten percent (10%) of whom are identified with any one Regional Section, shall have the privilege of proposing a nominee for President-elect by filing a written petition. The president-elect candidate brought forth by petition must have participated in the official call for nominations in the year in which he/she is seeking election, and therefore should have a nomination form on file with the Nominations and Elections Committee. No one will be considered who has not submitted a complete nomination form in accordance with the process.

b) Board of Directors

Any five percent (5%) of Professional Members, not more than ten percent (10%) of whom are identified with any one Regional Section, shall have the privilege of proposing a nominee for election to the Committee on Nominations and Elections by filing a written petition. No one will be considered who has not submitted a complete nomination form in accordance with the process.

c) Committee on Nominations and Elections

Any five percent (5%) of Professional Members, not more than ten percent (10%) of whom are identified with any one Regional Section, shall have the privilege of proposing a nominee for election to the Committee on Nominations and Elections by filing a written petition. No one will be considered who has not submitted a complete nomination form in accordance with the process.

View complete copy of the IFT Bylaws.

Please forward any questions about the slate, petition process or the online elections to Kate Dockins, staff coordinator for the Nominations & Elections Committee at kdockins@ift.org.

Questions?

Please forward any questions about the slate, petition process or the online elections to:

Kate Dockins
Director, Volunteer Leadership
kdockins@ift.org