Board Approves Candidate Slate for 2010 Elections
The PASS Board of Directors has approved the Nominations Committee’s
slate of candidates for the 2010 Board of Directors election. Congratulations to
candidates Allen Kinsel, Andy Warren, Douglas McDowell, Geoff Hiten, and Mark
Ginnebaugh. And thanks to this year’s NomCom members for all their hard work.
Voting is set to run Sept. 1-15.
There has been a lot of community discussion around the elections
process this week. Here’s how to get up to speed on the elections procedures,
related blogs and forum discussions, and the candidates’ positions:
Find process documents, NomCom ratings for interviewees, and many other details
on the Elections portal.
Catch up with the latest blog posts on the
Elections Discussion page,
updated twice a day.
forum discussions about everything from election processes to candidate
positions on leveraging volunteers, enhancing Chapter support, and supporting
Women in Technology.
Visit the Candidate
Campaign space to see candidate applications and platforms.
Follow and join the twitter
conversation at #passvotes.
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