MTS Board of Directors Nominations

There are four positions open for the 2022 MTS Board Elections:

President-Elect

Vice President of Early Career Ocean Professionals

Vice President of Education

Vice President of Government and Public Affairs

MTS members may nominate candidates for the open positions through 11:59 p.m. EST on June 15, 2022. 

Submit a Nomination

Open Positions

President-Elect

Deadline: June 15, 2022
Term: Two (2) years, January 1, 2023-December 31, 2024 as President-Elect; January 1, 2025-December 31, 2026 as President; and January 1, 2027-December 31, 2028 as Immediate Past President. 
Description: The President-Elect shall exercise such authority as may be delegated by the President. The President-Elect also serves as the Chair of the Membership Advisory Group. The term of Office of the President-Elect is coincident with that of the President.

Vice President of Early Career Ocean Professionals

Deadline: June 15, 2022
Term: Two (2) years, non-renewable, January 1, 2023-December 31, 2024
Description: The Vice President of Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOP) is responsible for the oversight of the ECOP Section, supporting opportunities for ECOPs within the Society, and representing the interests of ECOPs within the marine technology sector.

Vice President of Education

Deadline: June 15, 2022
Term: Three (3) years and not to exceed two (2) consecutive terms, begins January 1, 2023-December 31, 2025
Description: The Vice President of Education ensures that the Society develops and maintains positive and productive relationships with academic institutions, laboratories—both public and private—and research institutes. The position enhances communications and membership with universities and university-affiliated professionals, and with national and privately funded laboratories and institutes; seeks out opportunities to excite the next generation with regard to ocean science and technology through outreach with K through 12 educators and the general public. This position also participates in the development of student sections and develops policy as it relates to MTS student programs and scholarships.

Vice President of Government and Public Affairs

Deadline: June 15, 2022
Term: Three (3) years and not to exceed two (2) consecutive terms, begins January 1, 2023
Description: The Vice President of Government and Public Affairs pursues opportunities for the Society to develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with news media, governmental entities, the military services, and other relevant organizations with an interest in marine affairs and technology. This position also oversees policy and reviews public releases by Society officers and spokespersons on behalf of MTS as related to government and public affairs.

Nomination Process

What is the nomination process? The Board Nominating Committee solicits nominations for election candidates from Society membership and leadership. Nominations will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on June 15, 2022. Late nominations will not be considered. Once closed, the Nomination Committee will release the candidates to the general membership and voting will open. Voting will occur beginning in August and will close at the OCEANS 2022 Hampton Roads conference. Ballots will be available online.

Nomination Requirements

All nomination packages must include the following:

  • Short biography (must not exceed 250 words)
  • Potential nominee’s Resume (optional)
  • Potential nominee’s photograph, formatted as a 300 dpi JPG file
  • Indicate one or two key goals that you hope to accomplish in this position over the next 3 years (must not exceed 500 words)
  • Discuss the qualities and experience you possess that make you a strong candidate for the position for which you are running (must not exceed 500 words)

Questions?

Please contact Monica Ostrander at [email protected]