Nominating Committee Guidelines
I. The Nominating Committee shall present a slate of candidates for Academy officers from among the members of the Academy and for member-selected members of the Board of Directors from among members of the Academy in accordance with the guidelines listed below. It should be emphasized that these are guidelines, not mandates, to assist the Nominating Committee, but not to usurp its ultimate responsibility to exercise its independent judgment and discretion in the selection of candidates.
In selecting a slate of candidates, emphasis should be placed on the candidates' ability and willingness to serve the Academy. In this respect, candidates should be possible future candidates for officers of the Academy with the appropriate leadership skills and competencies. Emphasis should also be placed on candidates’ willingness to advance the Academy’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in all it does.
- President-Elect - one candidate
The candidate should have previously served as a Vice President or Secretary-Treasurer of the Academy, or have served on the Board of the Academy, or have served as Chairperson of the ASB or ABCD. At least one year of such service should have occurred during the last five years. While a rotation among the practice areas of casualty, health, life and pension may be desirable, the most important consideration is the candidate’s ability and willingness to serve in the best interests of the Academy.
- Vice President - enough candidates, when added to existing Vice Presidents whose terms are not due to expire, to fill Vice President positions for each council.
Each candidate should have previously served as Secretary-Treasurer or as a selected member of the Board of Directors with at least one year of such service during the last ten years; or as an Academy Committee Chair within the last three years; or as an ASB member or Committee chair within the last three years; or as an ABCD member within the last three years. Former Vice Presidents may also be considered for a Council other than the one they chaired previously.
- Secretary-Treasurer - one candidate
The candidate, although elected annually, should normally be expected to serve three years. The candidate should have previously served on the Board of Directors.
- Member-Selected Directors - enough candidates, when added to existing Directors whose terms are not due to expire, to fill nine Member-Selected Director positions.
Candidates for Member-Selected Directors will normally have served the Academy or the actuarial profession by:
- Serving in a leadership or publicly visible role on Academy committees;
- Serving on the ABCD, on the ASB, or on an ASB Committee; or
- Attaining stature in the insurance business, actuarial consulting, regulation, education, policy, or some other field of actuarial work.
II. The slate of candidates should be selected so as to result in a Board of Directors which, when members serving unexpired terms are taken into account, will produce a balanced distribution by:
- Specialty - casualty, health, life and pension, with Board members divided roughly equally between these specialties.
- Business affiliation - roughly equal representation by type and size of employer (e.g., insurance companies, consultants), with some representation from government and/or academia, if possible.
- Employer - avoid over-representation from a single employer organization.
- Additional attributes - consider additional attributes among candidates to seek a balance among Board members that reflects a diverse profile of Academy members.
III. The Nominating Committee will not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, personal appearance, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, religious affiliation, matriculation, political affiliation, physical, mental or emotional disability, source of income, place of residence, or unfavorable discharge from military service, as those terms are defined by applicable state and federal law.
(Approved by the Board, October 2023)