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2022 ESA Candidate Information Form

The submission deadline is June 30, 2022, at 5:00 PM EDT.

Thank you for being willing to serve ESA and for your commitment to the continued growth and development of the Society. Please use this form to provide the information that is needed for the official ballot and to promote the election among ESA’s members. For guidance, please see the full position descriptions listed here and summarized below.

2022 ESA Election Candidate Information Form

  • Include ecological training, relevant professional, leadership and/or volunteer positions. Up to 300 words.
  • Please use this space to provide an overview of your personal interests and experience, and unique skills that you've gained, that make you stand out as a candidate for the position. Up to 200 words.
  • Up to 200 words.
  • Please provide an up-to-date photograph of yourself in as high a resolution as the maximum file size allows. This photo will be used on the official ballot as well as in other materials used to promote the election. (File size: Up to 1MB)
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, Max. file size: 1 MB.

Please direct additional questions to ESA Secretary Jessica Gurevitch and Director of Membership and Communication Jonathan Miller.

Position Summaries

The President-elect will:

  • Assume duties of the President if President is not able to do so
  • Chair the Governing Board if President is not able to do so
  • Serve on the Finance Committee, Nominations Committee and possibly the Governance and Leadership Committee

The Vice President for Finance, in collaboration with the executive director and chief financial officer, will:

  • Develop fiscal and investment policy
  • Review annual budget
  • Conduct long-term fiscal planning
  • Oversee business, finances, and management of Society
  • Chair the Finance Committee

Members of the Governing Board will: 

Members of the Board of Professional Certification will:

  • Provide guidance and oversight to the Society’s certification program
  • Establish procedures for critical review of requirements for certification and content providers seeking program approval
  • As necessary, protect the ethical and professional integrity of the program by censuring, suspending or revoking certifications