SAME National Leadership Nominations


The SAME National Leadership Team is committed to finding dedicated volunteer leaders who are steeped in a broad range of SAME experiences over time and who have a solid foundation of proven Post level achievement. We need your active involvement to find the “best of the best” to serve as SAME National Officers and Elected Directors.

SAME has initiated a National Leadership Nomination process that is inclusive, transparent and equitable. The process establishes separate nominating committees for National Officers and for Elected Directors. Nominations for Elected Director and National Officer are open from Oct. 1-Dec. 1, 2017. [NOTE: Deadline has been extended until Dec. 15.]

The respective nominating committees then will determine the candidates who will be voted on by the entire Society membership during online elections, which be held from March 1 through April 15, 2018.

Evaluation criteria have been aligned with the following qualifications:

National Officers

  • Is an SAME Fellow
  • All serving Fellows will be screened for consideration by the committee using the minimum qualifications
  • Nominations for National Officers may be made by any Post President, National Board of Direction member, or as a self-nomination.
    NOTE: National Officers consist of a President-Elect, who serves a one-year term then ascends to National President; and two Vice Presidents who serve two-year terms (though one may be selected for President-Elect after one year and vacate their second year as Vice President).

Elected Directors

  • Served as a Post Leader
  • Served on a National Committee or Council
  • Nominations for Elected Directors may be made by any Post President, National Board of Direction member, or as a self-nomination.
    NOTE: Four Elected Directors are selected every year through membership voting, with a minimum of one must be a Young Member. Elected Directors serve three-year terms.
Review the full governance document outlining the SAME national leadership nominating procedures.