Special Election Needed to Fill Two Seats


There are two pending retirements from the Steering Group of the ACI-NA's Marketing and Communications Committee and the Nominations Committee is now seeking candidates for a special election.

To maintain a diverse mix on the Steering Group, the committee is seeking candidates for two positions:

  1. Northeast/Mid-Atlantic – Air Service – Mid-Hub airport
  2. Western U.S. – Media Relations/Marketing – Mid-Hub airport

Other industry niches:

  1. Candidates whose primary responsibility is Customer Service are encouraged to apply for these positions;
  2. Candidates who handle multiple tasks: air service, media relations, customer service or marketing are encouraged to apply.

The Steering Group provides the leadership and direction for the Committee as well as assisting with conference programming. The Steering Group consists of 20 airports members (15 U.S. and 5 Canadian) as well as 3 Associate Members.  The two vacancies are from the U.S. delegation.

Any member may nominate themselves or another person for this position.  If you or someone you know would be an ideal candidate, please follow the link to submit your information.

Please fill in the nomination form at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/marcomm_nominations

The deadline for submissions is Monday, January 27.


Finer Points

The Committee's Participation Plan adopted in 2011 instituted term limits and other structural changes, including provisions for a special election when there are more than six months remaining in the term.

The candidate elected to fill these positions will serve up to four, one-year terms, with the final term expiring December 2017.

Per the Steering Group's attendance policy it is expected that a member of the Steering Group will attend at least two of the three on-site meetings and participate in 50 percent of the monthly conference calls. The already scheduled on-site meetings include Jan. 29 in Albuquerque, June 23 in Edmonton, Sept. 7 in Atlanta and January 2015 in Reno. There are nine anticipated conference calls for 2014, all on the second Thursday of each month at 3 p.m. Washington time.

The Nominations Committee will endorse one candidate in making a recommendation to the entire Steering Group. The Steering Group can either select the same person or choose a different candidate before submitting the name to the entire Marketing and Communications Committee in February via an electronic ballot. It is anticipated that the election will be concluded and the new member will be able to participate in the March 13 teleconference.

Please submit the nominating information by Monday, January 27.

If you have any questions, please contact a current Steering Group member or the ACI-NA staff.


Thank you!

Tom Smith

Committee Secretary

ACI-NA Senior Communications Director