Board with Digital Analytics?

May 3, 2012
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That’s right – Board. As in it’s almost time to nominate new Board Members for the Digital Analytics Association (DAA).

That’s right – Board. As in it’s almost time to nominate new Board Members for the Digital Analytics Association (DAA).

The DAA is seeking committed, qualified and motivated individuals to run for election to the DAA Board of Directors. If you – or someone you know – would like to serve in a leadership capacity and help drive the strategic direction of the Association, we encourage you to respond to this Call for Nominations. The nomination period opened on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 12 PM GMT and will close at 23:59 PM GMT on Tuesday, May 8, 2012.

The DAA Board is comprised of twelve individuals. For the 2012-13 Board, there are five vacant seats up for election. The slate will consist of three Board seats and will be voted on as a block. Members have their choice to either vote for the Slate as a block or voting against the Slate by abstaining from voting for the Slate. There will also be two Board seats for the At-Large seats voted on individually.

Each member will be elected to serve a two year term effective July, 2012.

For 2012, the election will follow the process created in 2011. Read why the changes to the election process were made.

In keeping with the DAA’s globalization priority, one seat on the Board is designated as a non-North-American seat. That seat will be vacant for the 2012 election and is up for election this year. Non-North-American members may still choose to run for one of the vacant 2012 seats.

The Nominating Committee will carefully review the qualifications of each person for the purpose of nominating candidates, for both the Slate and the At Large seats, who are strategic thinkers with solid leadership skills, to create Board level diversity in geography and an appropriate balance of membership sectors and experience. A recommended Slate will provide the DAA with a Board that is selected to meet current challenges and to ensure that the Board has the experience and knowledge to address the changing environment.

Even if a member is not selected by the Nominating Committee, indicating your interest in serving in a leadership position will assist the Board when it seeks candidates for committee positions and future directorships. Being involved in a DAA Committee or Special Interest Group (SIG) is helpful to the digital analytics community and is beneficial experience for serving on the Board in future years.

Who is eligible for nomination?

Candidates must meet the following criteria to be eligible for nomination:

  • Member in good standing (paid member) of the DAA.
  • Four years industry experience as a practitioner, consultant, vendor, or educator in digital analytics.
  • Exemplifies leadership qualities by way of teaching, presenting, writing or dedicating volunteer time to the benefit of the digital analytics industries.
  • Ability to provide strategic direction relative to the expansion of the association into the full digital analytics industry.
  • Significant senior management experience from large enterprises and with previous board experience.
  • Provides an up to date résumé that summarizes work and education history and provides authorization to edit and publish for review by members.
  • Provides a letter describing why they should be nominated and responds to nominee questions.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Proven managerial experience.
  • Is able to commit 10 hours per month to activities related to their role on the board and signs acknowledgement of Board Member roles and responsibilities.

When can I submit a nomination?

The nomination period opened on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 12 PM GMT and will close at 23:59 PM GMT on Tuesday, May 8, 2012.

How do I submit a nomination?

Nominations will be accepted by emails submitted to the Vote Administrator and Mike Levin, Executive Director. Detailed instructions are available in the Election Process Document.

Candidates for election will need to submit the following:

Subsequent to meeting the eligibility requirements, the nominee must provide background information supporting their nomination as a member of the Digital Analytics Association Board. Background material should not exceed 1000 words. The following information should be provided:

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • Nominee name
  • Nominee job title
  • Nominee company
  • Country in which company is located
  • Nominee Sector – Product or Services; Consulting/Academia; Practitioners
  • General background/bio
  • An up-to-date résumé that summarizes work and education history and provides authorization to edit and publish for review by members.
  • A signed Acknowledgement of Director Responsibilities Form [pdf]
  • A letter describing why they should be nominated and responds to the following nominee questions.

QUESTIONS:

  • What major contribution will you bring to Digital Analytics Association and its membership?
  • Why should members vote for you?
  • Where do you think the Digital Analytics Association should be in the next two years?
  • How can you specifically assist DAA with the expansion to the digital analytics industry?
  • What is your vision for DAA long term?
  • What is the biggest challenge facing the digital analytics industry?

How will the nominees be posted?

The list of nominees and the supporting background material provided will be posted to the Digital Analytics Association member Web site. This information will be available to all Digital Analytics Association members for review and consideration.

When will the Voting be conducted?

Voting will open on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 12 PM GMT. Voting will close at 23:59 PM GMT on Monday, June 18, 2012. Only votes received during this time will be counted as cast.

How is the Vote conducted?

The vote will be independently administered by Virtual, Inc., (the ‘Vote Administrator’) Digital Analytics Association’s management company.

  • The vote will be administered by a secure website.
  • Only one ballot can be submitted by each voting member.
  • Only the votes received during the specified timeframe will be counted as cast votes. Late ballot submissions will not be accepted.
  • All votes will remain confidential

For more information, please refer to the Election Process Document or contact the Vote Administrator by email or by telephone at 1 (800) 349-1070 or +1 (781) 876-8933.