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Board Restructure Vote: Your Participation is Needed!

Tuesday, September 8, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brittani Garner
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USASBE Members,

As promised in January 2020 at the annual conference in New Orleans, the USASBE Board of Directors is moving forward with its initiative to restructure from an operating board to a governing board. 

In the below video, USASBE President Jill Kickul provides an introduction to the initiative up for vote, the changes it involves, and the impact it will have on USASBE moving forward.

2020 Board Restructure Message to USASBE Members - Jill Kickul

Expanding upon Jill's introduction, the guiding principles of the changes proposed in the resolution up for vote are as follows:

  • to allow the board the ability to focus on strategy,
  • to encourage more member voices in strategy by utilizing committees that include non-elected members of the board, and
  • to empower USASBE’s HQ with the operating authority to bring the organization's strategic vision to life.  

We have created a webpage (insert link to webpage) of materials where members can review the board resolution and supporting documents before casting their votes. These materials include a summary of the changes as well as a list of FAQs about the initiative.

That said, we realize that you may have further questions, and we welcome those! On Friday, September 11, 2020, we will hold a Virtual Town Hall Meeting to discuss the resolution and answer questions about the changes it proposesClick here to register for the Virtual Town Hall and receive Zoom credentials via email.

Remember: The only way we can make these critically important changes to our organization is with your vote. For more information on the process involved in voting, see the below video explainer from USASBE CEO Julie Shields.

Board Restructure Voting Process

As Julie mentioned, all USASBE members eligible to vote as of September 1, 2020 will receive an email at their email address of record from ElectionBuddy, our third-party voting partner that allows us to maintain voter anonymity in the election. After this initial email, two reminder emails will go out to those members who have not yet submitted a vote.

Please note: All voting emails will come directly from ElectionBuddy and thus may end up in your junk mail. If you do not receive an email, please check your junk mail before reporting the error to our team.

Voting will be open for 45 days beginning September 5, 2020 and ending October 20, 2020. You must submit your vote within this window for it to be counted.

We anticipate that the voting process will run smoothly, but should you have any questions or issues, please direct them to USASBE CEO Julie Shields at

Thank you for your continued support of USASBE, and please don't forget to vote!

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