IFT Leadership Nominations Timeline

January 19, 2021
Leadership Nominations Webcast

January 29, 2021
Applications Due

Week of February 15, 2021
All candidates will be contacted by the Leadership Development Committee. Reference calls for candidates moving to the second round of process.

March 8–10, 2021
Interviews via video conference. Candidates will need to be able to participate in the video interview.

March 11, 2021
All candidates will be contacted by the Leadership Development Committee.

March 12, 2021
Announcement of candidate slate to the membership. Petition process noted.

April 9, 2021
Petition Deadline

May 17–19, 2021
Board Orientation

Board Leadership Nominations

Nominations Now Open for IFT Volunteer Leadership Positions

The Leadership Development Committee is currently seeking nominations for President-Elect and Directors for the 2021–2022 IFT Board of Directors. As a member of IFT, your help is needed to nominate the future leaders of our organization. This is your chance to be a part of the exciting changes and growth of your professional organization by nominating yourself or a colleague for IFT President-Elect or the 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.

Submit a Nomination

You may nominate yourself for IFT President-Elect or Board member, or you can also nominate a peer or colleague. Nominations must be completed and submitted by 5 p.m. (CT) on Friday, January 29, 2021 in order to be considered.

Nominate yourself     Nominate a peer or colleague

To learn more about the Board of Directors nomination process, please review the Candidate Guide.

Leadership Nominations Webcast

We are hosting an informational 60-minute webcast on the nominations and selection process and encourage anyone interested in submitting a nomination to attend.

Leadership Nominations Webcast
Tuesday, January 19  |  1–2 p.m. (CT)

Register for the webcast

"Being on the Board allowed me to be actively involved in important decisions to allow IFT to grow as times changed. Though it was hard work, I loved it and have some wonderful memories."

- Michele Perchonok, IFT President , 2018–2019
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