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Governance at a Glance: ATA Board Meetings

Photo: Top row, from left: Directors Christina Green, Chris Durban, Melinda Gonzalez-Hibner, Geoffrey Koby, Faiza Sultan, Frieda Ruppaner-Lind, and Evelyn Yang Garland

Bottom row, from left: Secretary Jane Maier, Treasurer Ted Wozniak, President David Rumsey, President-elect Corinne McKay, and Director Lois Feuerle

The ATA Board of Directors met in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 30-31.  Get to know the members of the Board, catch up on last weekend’s meeting agenda, and watch for the meeting summary in the next issue of ATA Newsbriefs.

What is the ATA Board of Directors?
The Board consists of nine directors (three-year terms each) and four officers (two-year terms each).

How do you become a Board Director?
Board Directors are elected by the Voting Members of the Association. Find out how you can become an ATA Voting Member.

Who is on the 2015-2016 Board?
Officers: David Rumsey (President), Corinne McKay (President-elect), Jane Maier (Secretary), and Ted Wozniak (Treasurer). Directors: Chris Durban, Lois Feuerle, Evelyn Yang Garland, Melinda Gonzalez-Hibner, Christina Green, Geoff Koby, Frieda Ruppaner-Lind, Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo, and Faiza Sultan. Read the Board Director bios to learn more.

How often does the Board meet? 
The Board meets four times a year. ATA members are welcome to attend. Look for scheduled Board meetings on ATA’s online calendar.

What does the Board do?
ATA’s Bylaws assign the Board the management of the “property, affairs, business, and concerns of the Association.” Check out a typical Board meeting agenda from earlier this year.

Is there a way to find out what happened at a Board meeting?
Yes! A meeting summary is published on the ATA website shortly after each Board meeting. This is a quick update, not the meeting minutes. Look for an announcement of the meeting summary in ATA Newsbriefs and in the meantime check out past Board meeting summaries.

Listen to Episode 3 of The ATA Podcast for more about what happens at Board meetings.

Be an informed ATA member!
To learn more about the Association’s governance, click How ATA Works. And don’t forget to join the ataTalk listserv for discussions about ATA policies and programs.

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