Nominations for the 2020–2021 CEDIA Board of Directors are open. CEDIA’s Board of Directors influences the direction of the industry, governs the association’s activities, and represents the residential technology profession to the outside world.
“Being part of the CEDIA board has been one of the best experiences I have had both personally and professionally — it is a great honor to be part of casting the strategic vision for the association,” says David Humphries, CEDIA Chairman. “We are always looking for new leaders to help shape the future of the association. I would encourage every member to consider nominating someone they think would represent the industry and the association well.”
There are seven open board positions for the 2020–2021 term. Positions will be filled in two ways:
- Elected Directors: CEDIA members will vote to fill four elected positions. Home Technology Professional members who are employees of a member company may be nominated, vetted by the Governance Committee, and proposed as candidates for the global membership vote. The vacancies this election cycle may be filled by one CEDIA member in the EMEA region and three from the rest of the global membership. Elected board members will be announced immediately after the election and seated on January 1, 2020.
- Appointed Directors: All other member types (manufacturers, service providers, etc.) and additional Home Technology Professionals are eligible for appointment to the Board of Directors. There are three open appointed positions for the 2020–2021 term; one to be filled from the EMEA region and two from the rest of the global membership. The CEDIA Governance Committee reviews the candidates based on the skills needed and makes a recommendation to the Board, who vote to approve the appointment. This process runs in parallel with the election, with the appointments occurring at the January 2020 board meeting.
The makeup of the board is tailored with regional representation that reflects the geographical density of the membership, reflecting one-third EMEA directors and the remaining directors representing members across the globe. Current board members continuing their service next year can be found on the nomination page here.
To nominate a candidate for the Board of Directors, individuals must fill out the nomination form found here. Nominations will be accepted until August 2, 2019. The Board election process is governed and outlined by CEDIA’s bylaws. Voting will be open from September 10 to October 22, 2019: All member types, whether integrator, manufacturer, service provider or other, may vote and each company has one vote.