October 01, 2000

 

 Council, trust, committee, board nominations invited

Posted Sep. 15, 2000

Nominations are invited for 13 AVMA council vacancies, 23 committee seats, and three openings on trusts. The House of Delegates will fill council openings July 13, 2001. The Executive Board will make appointments to committees and trusts at its April 5-7, 2001 meeting. Nominating materials for councils — including instructions for publishing candidates in the 2001 Campaign Guide — were sent in August to AVMA delegates and chief staff officers of organizations represented in the HOD. Others may obtain nomination forms by calling AVMA headquarters at (800) 248-2862, ext 222 for councils, ext 227 for committees.

For councils
In accordance with the provisions of Article V, Section 11, of the AVMA Bylaws, nominations are invited for each of the council memberships to be acted upon at the annual meeting in July 2001.

Nominations shall be made by organizations represented in the House of Delegates or by petition of 10 active members.

Terms of council members are six years, and no council member may serve two consecutive terms on the same council. For this purpose, a term of three years or less will not be counted. No member may serve simultaneously in the House of Delegates and on a council, or on two councils. A former member may become eligible for election to a council at the next annual session after the end of a previous term on a council.

Guidelines for council nominations further stipulate that (1) a nominee will not be eligible to be a candidate for more than one council per year, (2) no member may be nominated for election to more than one position on the same council at one time, and (3) a candidate will not be permitted to change the category to which the candidate has been nominated after the February 1 deadline.

Nominations must be postmarked no later than Feb 1, 2001 and sent to Dr. Bruce W. Little, AVMA executive vice president, so the Executive Board can review them at its April 5-7, 2001 meeting. To ensure that nominations will not be invalidated because information supplied is incomplete, nominators should not send résumés or biographic information, but provide this information:

  1. Name of council
  2. Professional category to be represented
  3. Identification of nominee
    1. Name
    2. Complete address and telephone numbers
    3. Veterinary school and year of graduation
    4. Academic degrees and specialty board certification
    5. Present professional activity
  4. Statement indicating that nominee is an AVMA member active in the professional area, if any, specified for the position and has agreed to serve, if elected
  5. Name of the nominating organization, which must be represented in the House of Delegates, and the signature and title of its executive officer or an officer who is an AVMA member; or the signatures of 10 AVMA member-petitioners
  6. Signature of nominee
  7. Date
Council vacancies to be filled by the House of Delegates
Council Professional category of vacancy Members whose terms are expiring
Biologic and Therapeutic Agents Private practice, predominantly food animal Donald Niles
Education Large animal clinical science
Private equine practice
Veterinary medical research
Jenks S. Britt
Walter W. Zent
Charles E. Short
Judicial No category specified James R. Scott
Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine Public health agencies or the armed forces
Agricultural agencies
Kevin F. Reilly
J. Lee Alley
Public Relations Private practice, predominantly small animal
At-large
Sheldon B. Rubin
Robert J. Krapfl
*Research Veterinary medical research
Private clinical practice
Christopher C. L. Chase
Alan Rebar
Veterinary Service Private mixed practice, predominantly food animal or equine

Academic clinical science
Fay A. Vittetoe


Dale E. Bjorling

* Both of these expiring positions represented veterinary medical research. A 1999 Bylaws Amendment changed two of the eight research positions to private clinical practice as current positions expire. One position changed in 2000 and the second one will change in 2001.
Note: For the purpose of category designation, the word "predominantly" means that 50 percent or more of the candidate's professional activity is in the category specified, and "exclusively" means that 90 percent or more of the candidate's professional activity is in the category specified.

For committees, trusts, and boards
Nominations are invited for each of the AVMA trust and committee memberships to be appointed by the Executive Board at its April 5-7, 2001 meeting. These nominations should be postmarked no later than March 6, 2001 and sent to Dr. Arthur Tennyson, AVMA assistant executive vice president.

Nominations may be made by local or state veterinary associations, by allied groups represented in the House of Delegates, or by an AVMA member on that person's or another's behalf.

The deadline for submitting nominations to the House Advisory Committee for the AVMA Political Action Committee Policy Board seats is March 6, 2001. These nominations will be considered at the committee's spring meeting and should be sent to Dr. Bruce W. Little, AVMA executive vice president.

Each nomination must include a one- or two-page curriculum vitae and a statement that the nominee has agreed to serve, if appointed. Only the first two pages of lengthier curricula vitae that are submitted will be used.

Committee, trust, board vacancies to be filled by Executive Board
Committee or group Term length (years) Maximal number of terms Professional category of vacancy Incumbents
Group Health and Life Insurance Trust 4 3 Member-at-large (two positions) *George E. Pickens
*Thomas C. Eubanks
Professional Liability Insurance Trust 4 3 Member-at-large (one position) *Thomas L. Isaac
Animal Welfare Committee 6 1 Pet bird medicine
Poultry medicine
Zoo and wildlife medicine
Swine medicine
Student AVMA
 James R. Koschmann
*Gregg Cutler
 James C. Sikarskie
 Brad J. Thacker
*Fred Robinson
Aquaculture and Seafood 3 2 State, federal, and regulatory medicine
Advisory CommitteeExtension and diagnostic services
Research and aquatic animal health
*Cesar Ruiz
*Jerry R. Heidel

*Sherman W. Jack
Convention Management and Program Committee 3 2 Chairman
Public and Corporate Section manager
Veterinary Technician Section manager
*Dennis M. McCurnin
*John R. Herbold
*Dean E. Knoll
Committee on Environmental Affairs 3 2 Private food animal clinical practice
Private equine clinical practice
Marine or aquatic medicine
 Joseph G. Clark
*James D. Smith
*Val Beasley
Committee on the Human-Animal Bond 6 1 Veterinary ethology
Public health
 Robert K. Anderson
*John C. New
Political Action Committee Policy Board 2 3 Zone 1 (eastern states)
Zone 3 (western states)
*Richard D. Wilkes
 Jack O. Walther
Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities 6 1 Large animal clinical veterinary medicine
Regulatory veterinary medicine
 Gary Leff
 Lenn Harrison
Committee on Wellness 6 1 Executive Board
Member-at-large
*R. Tracy Rhodes
 Katie DeCosse
*Eligible for reappointment

Board vacancies to be filled by House Advisory Committee
Committee or group Term length (years) Maximal number of terms Professional category of vacancy Incumbents
Political Action Committee Policy Board 2 3 Zone 2 (central states)
*Louis T. Anderson
*Eligible for reappointment