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Nominations Requested for WTS Board of Directors!

WTS International Board Elections

Nominations: 2022-2024 Term

WTS is seeking candidates for the following positions for the 2022-2024 WTS International Board of Directors:  Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and 8 Directors at Large.  The 2022-2024 Board members will begin serving at the Annual Conference in May 2022 and conclude their term at the Annual Conference in May 2024.  Responsibilities and minimum qualifications are described below.

Complete the nominations form here: 2022-2024 WTS International Board Nomination Form (smartsheet.com)

Board Members must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be a member of WTS in good standing.
  • Possess evidence of leadership, knowledge, and experience relevant to Board service.
  • Vice Chair must have served in another role on the Board of Directors within the past two terms or hold an equivalent position of leadership within the industry.
  • Be able to travel to quarterly Board meetings and participate in monthly virtual meetings.
  • Have time and interest to serve on a committee in addition to the Board.
  • Senior level and board experience with established relationships in the industry, leadership in associations or other Boards of Directors with strong fiduciary responsibilities.

Application is for service on the WTS International (WTSI) Board of Directors; applicants are not applying for specific positions but may indicate a desired role (see Nominee Information section of application). Please note there are two Directors that serve on both the WTSI and the WTS Foundation (WTSF) Board and therefore, it is possible that applicants may be asked to consider serving on the WTSF Board as well.  The WTS Nominations Committee will determine a slate of nominees for the WTSI Board that best meets the needs of the Board, evaluating potential candidates for their abilities, skills, qualities of leadership, and other attributes determined to be important to board service and effectiveness, including but not limited to:

  • Understanding of and commitment to WTS and its mission, vision, and core values.
  • Ability, knowledge, and personal commitment to fulfill the requirements of service of a board member (commensurate with position on board), including demonstrated ability to develop resources and opportunities. The WTSF Budget is established with the understanding that individual WTSI and WTSF Board members are encouraged to contribute a minimum of $1,000 per year to WTSF.

The WTS Nominations Committee will strive for diversity on the Board in the following ways: 1) gender, race, and other protected class representation; 2) public and private sector representation; 3) modes of transportation representation; and 4) geographic representation.

Candidates will be contacted by the Nominations Committee in late December 2021/early January 2022 and may be asked to participate in a virtual interview. The WTS Nominations Committee will evaluate nominees and submit for a vote of the membership a final ballot which will contain one person for each position plus accommodation for write-in candidate(s).

Applications are due by November 7, 2021. 

If you have any questions about the nominations process, please contact Maggie Walsh, Nominations Committee Chair, at Maggie.walsh@hdrinc.com

 

WTS Foundation Board Elections

Nominations: 2022-2024 Term

WTS is seeking statements of interest for service on the 2022-2024 WTS Foundation Board of Directors. The 2022-2024 WTSF Board members will begin serving at the Annual Conference in May 2022 and conclude their term at the Annual Conference in May 2024. Responsibilities and general qualifications are described below. 

Complete the Interest Form here: 2022-2024 WTS Foundation Board Interest Form (smartsheet.com)

Established by WTS in 2007, the WTS Foundation (WTSF) is committed to advancing women in transportation through scholarships, education, and research.

Responsibilities

  • WTSF Board members are expected to:
  • Develop and support WTSF’s efforts in carrying out its role.
  • Participate in quarterly board meetings, monthly phone calls, and appropriate committee meetings, functions, and teleconferences.
  • Be active in and supportive of fundraising efforts.
  • Assist the board in carrying out its responsibilities.

Additionally, WTSF Board members are encouraged to contribute $1000 per year to WTSF.

Appointment Process and General Skills

The WTS Nominations Committee will develop and present to the WTS International (WTSI) Board of Directors for action a recommended slate of WTSF Board appointees for the 2020-2022 term. The Committee will develop a slate of appointees that best meets the needs of the WTSF Board, evaluating potential board members for their experience, skills, qualities of leadership, and other attributes determined to be important to WTSF Board service and effectiveness, such as:

  • Financial and/or investment experience
  • Transportation industry connections
  • Research and benchmarking
  • Collaboration and facilitation skills
  • Senior professionals in the transportation field who are committed to advancing the mission of WTS
  • Ability to/interest in developing pathways for WTSF donors (fundraising/development)
  • Ability to/interest in developing research activities in support of the mission of WTS
  • Understanding of non‐profit organizations
  • Balanced mix of public and private sector participation
  • Diversity among board members

Potential appointees will be contacted by the Nominations Committee in late December 2019/early January 2020 and may be asked to participate in a telephone interview.

Statement of interest form due by November 7, 2021. 

If you have any questions about the nominations process, please contact Maggie Walsh, Nominations Committee Chair, at Maggie.walsh@hdrinc.com