2018 Elections

Election Voting Now Closed

All IAAO members in good standing will be able to vote electronically from November 1-15, 2018. In 2018 Regular Members will vote for the 2019 Regular Board Member and Officer positions. Associate Members will vote for an Associate Board Member in 2018.

Candidates Certified

The following candidates were unanimously approved by the Nominating Committee on July 18, 2018 and will be on the ballot in November. Additional information on the candidates is available through the candidate sites below.

Also on the ballot for Regular members will be a vote on approving the proposed Bylaws and proposed Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation.

Amy Rasmussen, RES, AAS

Vice President  
Greg McHenry, AAS 
Scott Winter, CAE, RES

Region 1
Tanya Giddings 
David Harper, AAS

Region 2
Donna VanderVries, CAE, AAS, PPS

Region 3
Tracy Drake, CAE, RES, AAS

Associate Member 
William A. Birkle, AAS

Special Note

Per IAAO Procedural Rule the election voting regions were updated in 2017 to allocate members equally among the three regions. A limited number of changes were made and members are encouraged to review the regions to note the new alignment. Regions are reviewed every five years, with the next review scheduled for 2022.


The Nominating Committee will be reviewing all candidate applications. Candidates will be notified on or before August 1st as to whether their name will appear on the slate. The slate will formally be announced at the 84th Annual Conference, September 23-26, 2018, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Profiles for all candidates on the slate will be made available online and in Fair + Equitable magazine once all candidates are notified.

General Election Items

Questions can be directed here.

Important Dates

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Candidate questionnaires must be completed and submitted to the Executive Director for distribution to the Nominating Committee. Candidate profile forms and photographs must be submitted to the Executive Director for inclusion with the official ballots.

Prior to August 1, 2018

Nominating Committee Meeting to plan for any needed candidate interviews. Nominating Committee conducts any needed candidate interviews via telephone prior to the annual conference.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Slate of candidates nominated is certified by the Nominating Committee Chair to the Executive Director by August 15. The Executive Director shall post the list of candidates on the website immediately following certification and notification to the candidates. The Executive Director shall publicize the names of the members nominated in an IAAO publication as soon as possible.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Individuals wishing to be nominated by petition must submit completed petitions to the Executive Director within five (5) days of the end of annual conference.

November 1 - 15, 2018

Election in progress. Email ballot shall be sent to all regular members on November 1. A separate email ballot shall be sent to all associate members in the year for which an election for the Executive Board associate member position occurs and shall contain only the candidates for the Executive Board associate member position.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Election campaign reports must be filed with the Executive Director.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Candidates wishing to challenge the election results must transmit challenges, in writing, to the Executive Director so that the challenges are received no later than December 31.

After December 31, 2018

Election results shall be certified at the first Executive Board Meeting following the December 31 challenge deadline or the first meeting after any challenge is resolved. The vote to destroy the ballots occurs.