ASSE to Hold Global Regional Vice President Special Election

The new regional vice president will represent ASSE's Global Chapters and their members and will serve on the Council of Region Affairs.

The American Society of Safety Engineers soon will hold a special election to fill a new regional vice president position to represent its Global Chapters and their members, with ASSE's announcement saying the Global Regional Vice President "will bring a first-hand global perspective to the Council of Region Affairs." Nominations are being accepted from qualified professional members through June 30.

The person will be elected by members of ASSE Global Chapters & Sections and must live, or be employed, and must hold his or her primary ASSE chapter membership in a chapter within the region that the person represents. He or she will spend the first year "working very closely with the Global Chapter Officers and Members to develop an infrastructure to position Global Chapters for success and maximizes the value these Chapters can bring back to their members. This RVP will serve on the Council of Region Affairs (CoRA), along with the eight other elected RVPs, who represent Chapters in their Regions, and the Vice President of CoRA," according to the announcement, which says the RVP will participate in monthly CoRA teleconferences and two face-to-face meetings a year, spending an estimated 2-4 hours per week on research and development of the Global Region and region operations.

Information about submission materials, including a required Candidate Form, is available here.

These are the voting members who will elect the RVP:

  • Andhra Pradesh Chapter
  • Egypt Chapter
  • Ecuador Section
  • India Chapter
  • Kuwait Chapter
  • Maharashtra Chapter
  • Mexico Section
  • Middle East Chapter
  • Nigeria Chapter
  • Philippines
  • Telangana Chapter
  • UAE Chapter

The elected RVP's term will begin immediately following the election results and will end June 30, 2017. Regional Vice Presidents are eligible to serve up to two consecutive terms.

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