ATHENS, GA (October 3, 2016) – The National Press Photographers Association is now accepting nominations for candidates for its Board of Directors and Regional Chairs through October 15, 2016, NPPA National Secretary Seth Gitner announced today.
The Central, Northwest, and West Regions will elect their Regional Chairs for three-year terms. The elected Regional Chairs will appoint their Associate Regional Chairs, as well as local grassroots leaders in metro areas with high membership concentration.
Additionally, two seats on the Board of Directors currently held by Bethany Swain and John Harrington will be vacated at the end of the 2016. Swain and Harrington are eligible to run for re-election, Gitner said. (There are a total of six elected directors serving staggered, three-year terms. Two seats are up for election each November.)
Members will be able to vote online for these positions at nppa.org from November 15 through November 30, 2016. Candidate bios and statements will be posted at the end of October so that members may make informed votes.
NPPA members interested in running for any of these offices may nominate themselves by contacting Gitner immediately at [email protected]. Members may also nominate others.
To be eligible for election to the Board of Directors, a member must be an NPPA Professional or Student Member in good standing. To be eligible for election or appointment to a regional office, a member must be an NPPA Professional or Life Member in good standing in that region. For more information or questions, contact Gitner.