Nominees Sought for 2012 ITA Board of Directors Election
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Posted by: Andrea Haney
The ITA Nominating
Committee is seeking nominations from the ITA membership to serve on the ITA
Board of Directors.
This is a great
opportunity to get involved as our industry addresses some of the toughest challenges
we’ve ever faced.
To highlight the
benefits of serving as a director on the ITA Board, click here
for a document with short testimonials from three current
Six seats on the ITA
Board expire this year. Three current directors with expiring terms are seeking
- Don Jennings,
Partner Communications Coop. (Gilman)
- Joe Snyder,
Citizen’s Mutual Telephone (Bloomfield)
- Roxanne White,
Current director David
Raak, HTC Communications, is not seeking re-election. The term limits
have expired for Janell Hansen, Marne & Elk Horne Telephone, and Roger
Kregel, Dumont Telephone.
The ITA Board of
Directors has directed the Nominating Committee to create a ballot that fills five
director seats this year.
There is no limit on
the number of candidates who may be placed on the ballot, and the top five
vote-getters will be elected. There are no guaranteed seats for any
incumbents or for any specific company representatives.
The qualifications for
nomination to the ITA Board are:
- Each nominee must be notified of the
current "ITA Board Expectations" which are attached to this Notice.
to read the current expectations (note – the ITA Board may provide further
clarifications and amend this at its Sept. 6th meeting).
- Each nominee must submit a letter of
support/permission from the candidate’s company or board of directors stating
that the candidate is designated as the company representative; and
- Each nominee must represent a voting
member of the ITA in good standing.
ITA directors serve
three-year terms, with term limits set at three terms. Approximately
seven ITA Board Meetings are conducted each year; most of which are held at ITA
headquarters, while some are held at telephone companies across the
ITA Board Chair Mark
Peterson has appointed the following persons to serve on the 2012 ITA
- Chris Hopp,
Chair,Alpine Communications, 563-245-4000
- Sue Bruns,
Dunkerton Telephone, 319-822-4512
- Ivan Dalen,
River Valley Telecommunications, 712-859-3300
- Tim Fencl,
Danville Telecom, 319-392-4251
- Sheila Griffin,
Arcadia Telephone Coop, 712-689-2238
The deadline for
nominations is September 27, 2012 at noon.
Nominations can be
mailed to ITA Nominating Committee, Iowa Telecommunications Association, 2987
100th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322 or emailed to Dave Duncan at email@example.com.
Nominations can also
be sent to any Nominating Committee member.
Please include your
letter of support from your company or board of directors. ITA will send you a
confirmation when we receive your nomination.
Committee will review all applications for nomination and will create a ballot
that is sent electronically to the ITA voting membership in early October.
Voting will take place
online via a secure server hosted and tabulated by Kiesling Associates
LLP. Voting will close on October 26, 2012.
If you have any questions about the nominating process,
please call any one of the Nominating Committee members or call ITA President
Dave Duncan at 515-867-2091.