The Public Affairs Council is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of industry leaders. The Council’s Executive Committee, which provides the day-to-day governance of our programs and activities, is made up of fifteen executives who have demonstrated strong support for the Council as members of the Board of Directors.

Board members are typically outstanding, senior-level executives who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the mission and goals of the Public Affairs Council. Board members are expected to serve as sustaining members of the Council. They often speak at conferences, serve as an information resource, participate in Council networks and promote Council membership.

Nominations for the Board of Directors are solicited each year in May. Members may nominate themselves or their peers. Board members serve a two-year term.

Qualifications: Board members are typically outstanding, senior-level executives who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the mission and goals of the Public Affairs Council. In addition, a board member’s employer must be a current Council member. No two individuals from the same organization may serve on the board concurrently.

Expectations: Candidates must commit to a two-year term, remain active in Council programs, attend at least one of two board meetings per year and support the Foundation for Public Affairs.

Timeline: Following the deadline, a nominating committee reviews all submissions and presents a recommended slate of candidates. Selected nominees are then contacted and asked to join the board. The official induction occurs at the fall board meeting.

2016 Board Nominating Committee

Rick Martella, BrightView
(Nominating Committee Chairman)
David Demarest, Stanford University
Gloria Dittus, Story Partners LLC
Madeline Ferraro, Atlantic Health System
Scott Peterson, Nuclear Energy Institute
Rusty Ring, Roche Diagnostics Corp.
Brian Wolff, Edison Electric Institute

UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS
Registration information is sent to board members approximately three months before each meeting.

Spring Executive Meeting
April 25-26, 2017
Four Seasons Washington
Washington, D.C.

Fall Board Meeting
October 11-13, 2017
The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay, Calif.

Staff Contact:
Brenda Plantikow
Manager, Board Relations
202.787.5965 | Email

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