EdTA News

Nominating Committee Accepting Board Applications

By EdTA News posted 08-27-2021 18:29


Each year, EdTA members elect leaders to serve three-year terms on the board of directors. The association’s nominating committee is currently accepting applications from prospective candidates for the 2022 board election.

Any EdTA professional member or Thespian troupe director is eligible to stand for election by filing a candidate vita form no later than October 8 at 11:59 p.m. PT. The nominating committee will select two to four candidates for each of the two open seats.

“EdTA is seeking leaders who are willing to dedicate their time and expertise to overseeing and creating governance policies that will impact the future of our organization,” said board President Helen Duranleau-Brennan. “These volunteer leaders further and fulfill the mission of the organization and serve the membership with their passion and skills. We invite these leaders to consider this commitment.”

EdTA has a governing board, which sets the organization’s strategic direction, protects its finances and reputation, enacts policies, and acts as ambassadors. Operations are managed by the executive director and staff. Board members must be comfortable making strategic and sometimes-difficult decisions that affect the entire membership.

The board’s past president chairs the nominating committee, which comprises board members, chapter leaders, and staff. The current committee includes:

  • Past President Gai Laing Jones and Vice President Krista Carson Elhai
  • Texas chapter director Amy Jordan and Indiana co-chapter director Ray Palasz
  • At-large members Michael Di Bianco of Cresskill, N.J., and Cheryl Williams of Smithfield, Va.
  • Non-voting staff members Brian Monk, EdTA’s chief operating officer, and Hans Weichhart, the chief membership officer

President Helen Duranleau-Brennan is an ex officio member.

The 2022 election will be conducted online from January through March. The newly elected directors’ terms will begin July 1.

If you're interested in learning more about board service or the election process, please reach out to Jones.