Elections

Welcome to the CPC Elections Page for 2017. Below is a quick snapshot of the CPC Positions, Election Process, and Campaign Guidelines. All of this information is available in the Chapter & Affiliate Presidents’ Council Operating Procedures.

The Elections Committee is composed of the following: 

Committee Chair
Greg Sweeney – Bay Area Chapter
Committee Members
Linda Loesch – Texas BTA
Stephen Gheerow – New York City Chapter
Anne Blyth – Rocky Mountain Chapter
Donna Campbell – Georgia BTA
Shannon Long – Utah Chapter

Download the full Chapter & Affiliate Presidents’ Council Operating Procedures

2017-2019 Chapter Presidents' Council Board of Directors Nominees
Click the nominee name to access the corresponding platform statement

President

Vice President

Secretary/Treasurer

Gloria Gonzalez John Hampton Samantha Bean
     
  Nicole Lynch  

Position Descriptions/Responsibilities 

The CPC shall by majority vote, elect a President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer to
serve a two (2) year term. This position must be filled by a current CPC member or CPC officer.
Each applicant must be a current GBTA member.

President Position: 

The CPC shall by majority vote, elect a President to serve a two (2) year term.  This position must be filled by a current CPC Direct (Per GBTA Bylaws) member, either a Member President or a CPC officer, who is a member in good standing of GBTA.

The President shall be a member of GBTA's Board and the CPC's official representative.  The President shall report on the CPC activities and represent the CPC in all related matters before GBTA's board.  In the event the CPC President does not meet the requirements to be a member of the GBTA Board as outlined by the GBTA Bylaws, another CPC Board member may assume this role if requirements are met.

The President shall be responsible for setting the agenda for the CPC Officers' meetings and the Officers' planning meeting.

The President, with the approval of the CPC Officers and the CPC, shall appoint any Ad Hoc Committees as shall be deemed necessary for proper conduct of CPC business.

The President shall be responsible for all efforts associated with new Member development and assistance.  The President may call upon any CPC Officer or CPC member to help in any of these efforts.

The President shall be responsible for implementing a CPC Officer succession planning mechanism.

 

Vice President Position: 

The CPC shall by majority vote, elect a Vice President to serve a two (2) year term.  This position must be filled by a current CPC member who is a member in good standing of GBTA.

The Vice President must participate in CPC Officers' meetings held prior to the quarterly CPC meetings as well as the annual Officers' planning meeting.

The Vice President will be responsible for coordinating the quarterly CPC meetings and will act as liaison between the host Member and the CPC.

The Vice President will act as CPC Board of Directors liaison to the annual Leadership Summit Committee.

In the absence of the President, the Vice President shall perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President and other such duties as may be assigned to the Vice President by the President.

The Vice President will serve as Parliamentarian and will ensure that Robert's Rules of Order shall be followed.

Secretary/
Treasurer Position:

The CPC shall by majority vote, elect a Secretary/Treasurer to serve a two (2) year term. This position must be filled by a current CPC member who is a member in good standing of GBTA.

The Secretary/Treasurer will be responsible for taking minute’s at all quarterly CPC member and at all CPC Officers’ meetings and distributing the minutes in a timely manner (within ten (10) days of the meeting date).

The Secretary/Treasurer will be responsible for updating the CPC member roster and for tracking attendance at the quarterly CPC meetings.

The Secretary/Treasurer will be responsible for submitting the updated roster to GBTA and throughout the year will work closely with GBTA to update and maintain the Chapter Presidents' Roster.

The Secretary/Treasurer must participate in CPC Officers' meetings held prior to the quarterly CPC member meetings as well as the annual Officers' planning meeting.

The Secretary/Treasurer is responsible for maintaining and updating the necessary CPC documents for placement on the CPC website.

The Secretary/Treasurer will coordinate and facilitate the New Presidents’ Orientation held at the first quarterly CPC member meeting of the calendar year.

The Secretary/Treasurer shall work closely with GBTA in tracking CPC finances, maintaining accurate financial records, and reporting on the financial condition as called upon by the CPC. A written Treasurer's report shall be submitted prior to each CPC meeting and approved by a majority vote at each CPC meeting.

The Secretary/Treasurer will be responsible for preparing a CPC budget and will submit it at the annual CPC Officers' Planning meeting. This budget shall be submitted to the CPC for approval at the first CPC meeting of the calendar year.

The Secretary/Treasurer shall verify that each Member has paid their annual dues and will verify before each quarterly CPC meeting that the attendees are current GBTA members.

In the event the President and VP do not meet the qualifications to serve on the GBTA board, the Secretary/Treasurer shall represent the CPC as a member of GBTA's Board and serve as the CPC's official representative. The CPC representative shall report on the CPC activities and represent the CPC in all related matters before GBTA's board.

SECTION V – ELECTION OF CPC OFFICERS 

1.         Election Process

Each officer of the CPC shall be elected by the CPC members for a two-year term of office, and may not serve more than two (2) elected terms in each office.  Voting may take place by electronic ballot, mail-in ballot, or in person.  The specific voting methods for each election will be communicated no less than forty-five (45) days prior to the election.  The voting shall be open at least ten (10) days prior to GBTA’s Annual Convention & Exposition and close prior to Convention. 

The CPC Officers are in charge of the Election Process. In the event a CPC Officer is running in the election, that CPC Officer will not participate in the Election Process. In the event all CPC Officers are running in the election, an Election Committee may be formed from the CPC membership as assigned by the CPC Board of Directors, to include only those members not running in the elections.

  2.         Campaigning Guidelines for election to CPC Officer Positions shall be:

* All candidates are allowed to campaign. Candidates are not allowed to use the GBTA HUB for campaign purposes.

* Each candidate’s campaign cannot spend more than $500 total for the purpose of being elected.
 
* Candidates must at all times conduct themselves in a professional manner reflecting the highest standards of GBTA and shall avoid disruption in any way.
 
* Phone Campaigns: Each candidate is permitted to operate a phone campaign; however, only candidates are allowed to make phone calls. Automated phone system tools (e.g. “robo-calling”) are prohibited.
 
Social Media: Candidates may use their own social media accounts to promote their candidacy but cannot utilize GBTA's social media accounts to promote their positions or candidacy.
 
* Chapter / Affiliate Meetings: Candidates shall refrain from speaking at chapter or affiliate meetings during the period from the formal announcement of the candidates by GBTA until the election is final, as it is perceived as an unfair competitive advantage. Speaking engagements scheduled prior to the candidate’s nomination must be rescheduled or canceled.
 
* Chapter / Affiliate Endorsements: Chapters or affiliates of GBTA shall not endorse individual candidates. Individuals may endorse candidates, but chapters and affiliates are an extension of GBTA. Chapter or affiliate leadership may not endorse candidates during any public business meetings or forums.
 
* Sponsorship: Candidates’ companies shall refrain from sponsoring chapter or affiliates meetings from the formal announcement of the candidates until the election is final, as it is perceived as an unfair competitive advantage.

These policies will be strictly enforced. Any violation of these policies will result in automatic disqualification as determined by the sitting CPC Board of Directors.