2018-2019 ZRA Board of DirectorsOctober 23, 2018
This year, the Board has made a number of appointments to fill open positions. In the interests of transparency, we would like to take a moment to explain who filled which position -- and why those people were selected.
ZRA’s Board of Directors includes seven positions: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and three Directors, who serve as liaisons between the Board and the various Committees. Of these positions, only the President is a non-elected position; the Vice-President simply assumes the Presidency at the completion of his/her term as Vice-President. If any elected position is open for whatever reason, the Board has the ability to unilaterally appoint someone into that position or hold a special election. For almost a decade, the Board has had to make at least one appointment every year in order to fill open positions – and, since the President is not an elected position, the Board has had to simply leave that position open for many years. The Board has instead been appointing Vice-Presidents on a yearly basis, and these women have served as a Vice-President and Acting President.
This year, three appointments have been made:
- Jayne Hardwick has been appointed as the Treasurer. Dana Duke, our elected Treasurer, resigned this summer due to an increased demand on her time both at work and at home. Jayne had recently completed a review of our financial documents, as mandated by our Bylaws, and so she had at least a cursory knowledge of the Association’s finances. She was the obvious choice to finish Dana’s term as Treasurer, given her knowledge and experience.
- Stephanie Eller has been appointed as the Vice-President. Emily Mattox, our elected Vice-President, has stepped into the Presidency following the completion of Deanna Snell’s one-year appointment. Stephanie is an elected Director on the Board already, so stepping into the new position will be easier for her than for anyone from outside the Board, who would need to get up to speed on all the Board’s ongoing projects. Stephanie expressed her willingness to be appointed as Vice-President directly to the Board instead of through the Nominations and Elections Committee, so this appointment may have come as a surprise to many, but appointments are not required to go through the Committee’s process. Stephanie is planning to run for election as Vice-President this summer for next year’s term.
- Krista Adelhardt has been appointed as a Director, filling the position that Stephanie has left open following her appointment as Vice-President. Krista expressed her willingness to be appointed to the Board (as Vice-President) to the Nominations and Elections Committee, but she was clear in that she did not want to run for election this year – she was volunteering for a one-year appointment only. For succession planning purposes, the Board felt it made more sense to ask Krista to be a Director instead of Vice-President. Krista is not planning to run for election this summer.
If anyone has any questions about the appointment process or about the people who have been appointed, please feel free to reach out to any Board member for clarification! Thank you to Deanna Snell and Dana Duke for their hard work this past year!
Your 2019 ZRA Board of Directors is:
Acting President: Emily Mattox (filling in for 1 year due to the vacancy, will assume the Presidency for a full term 2019-2021)
Vice President: Stephanie Eller (appointed for 1 year due to the vacancy, will be running for the Vice President for term 2019-2021)
Secretary: Adrienne Horrigan (completing year 2 of term 2017-2019)
Treasurer: Jayne Hardwick (appointed for 1 year due to the vacancy in term 2017-2019)
Governance Director: Heather Terrell (year 1 of a 2 yr. term 2018-2020)
Membership Services Director: Krista Adelhardt (appointed for 1 year due to the vacancy in term 2017-2019)
Training, Standards and Professional Development Director: Susan Greer (finishing year 2 of a 2 yr. term 2017-2019)