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New Volunteer Opportunity: 2020–2021 Nominations & Elections Committee

Are you looking for a way to give back and help ensure the long-term success of IFT? Consider nominating yourself for the IFT Nominations & Elections Committee. In this volunteer role, you will help screen and select the slate of candidates for the IFT Board of Directors and President-elect for the IFT Board of Directors for the 2021–2022, which is then presented to IFT’s membership for a vote in early 2021. Members of the Nominations and Elections Committee can expect to participate in a committee meeting during the IFT Annual Event & Food Expo, taking place July 2020 in Chicago, followed by two teleconference calls in September and October. The Nominations & Elections Committee will meet in the fall to conduct video interviews with IFT President-elect and Board of Directors candidates.

Completed nomination forms should be submitted to IFT staff liaison Anna Desai and are due no later than Thursday, December 12, 2019.

Download nomination form (PDF)

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