NAELA Board of Directors
The management of NAELA is vested in the Board of Directors and consists of no more than 26 elected representatives of the regular members of NAELA (including the elected officers).
The Board focuses on issues pertaining to the overall mission of NAELA:
- Develops and approves policy - NAELA policies are the principles that define the way NAELA operates.
- Approves and updates strategic plans.
Exercises a fiduciary responsibility by approving responsible budgets and by ensuring that NAELA finances are properly managed.
Oversees and evaluates NAELA programs to assure that objectives are being achieved.
Assures that basic legal and ethical responsibilities are met by the organization.
Retains (and discharges) professional management, legal counsel and all other consultants.
The day-to-day management of NAELA is delegated by the Board to appropriate staff. The Board evaluates its performance and that of the staff on a regular basis. The Board refrains from directing staff activity and micro-managing NAELA affairs.
Board meetings are open to all regular members to attend except as otherwise announced.
Board meetings are governed by Robert's Rules of Order.
In addition to meetings held in conjunction with the national conferences, the Board may meet for an annual retreat as needed.
Terms of officers are for a one-year term; terms of Directors are for two-year terms. Each Officer will hold office until his/her successor will have been duly elected and will have qualified. Each Director will hold office from June 1 until May 30, or until his/her successor will have been selected and qualified.
The Board should include a balanced mix of representatives from NAELA membership and should reflect the membership in geography, practice type, nationalities and sex.
The Board should allow for membership discussion and input on any matters of a controversial manner.
(If you are interested in serving on the NAELA Board of Directors, please contact Pete Wacht, Executive Director)
The Executive Committee is composed of the elected oOficers and the Immediate Past President. The Executive Director serves on the Executive Committee as a non-voting member.
- The Executive Committee acts in place and instead of the Board of Directors between oard meetings on all matters pursuant to delegation of authority to such committee by the Board of Directors except on those matters:
- specifically reserved to the Board by the bylaws or resolution of the board
- in contravention of a specific policy or resolution there-to-fore adopted by the Board of Directors of NAELA.
- Meetings are open to all Board members - minutes are circulated to the Board upon final approval by the Executive Committee.
- The Executive Committee recognizes the fact that the management of NAELA is vested in the Board of Directors and not the Executive Committee.