USAA Announces Call for Nominations for Board of Directors
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Archery is seeking nominations
for three positions on the organization’s Board of Directors: the Grassroots
(non-JOAD Club) Director, Coach Director and an Independent position. Nominations
are due by June 10.
These seats, currently occupied by Charles “Skip” Trafford, Linda
Beck and current Board Chair, Bill Corbin are up for re-election at the end of
2013. Director terms are for four years, and Directors, if re-elected, can
serve a second term for a maximum of eight years on the Board of Directors. Director
Corbin has served the maximum of two terms, and may not run for re-election.
Directors Beck and Trafford may choose to run for re-election if they wish. In
order to be eligible to serve on the USAA Board of Directors you must be a U.S.
Citizen, over 18 years of age and meet the specific requirements outlined below
for each open position.
All applications will be sent to the Nominating and
Governance (N&G) Committee and will be reviewed by this committee. In the
case of the Coach and Grassroots positions, the N&G Committee will bring
forth a qualified slate of candidates for voting on by eligible members. For
the Independent Director position the N&G Committee will appoint the
Independent Director that they feel will best serve the needs of USA Archery.
Grassroots (non-JOAD Club) Director: The Grassroots
Directors will come from nominations made by Registered Clubs of USAA who are
in good standing. All current registered Non-JOAD Clubs in good standing shall
then vote for their respective Grassroots Director.
Coach Director: The Coach Director will come from Coach (L2
and above) members of USAA who are in good standing. All current USAA Coach
members (as defined in Section 5.1 of the Bylaws) in good standing shall then
vote for the Coach Director.
Independent Director: Each “Independent Director” shall be
determined to have no material relationship with USAA, either directly or through an organization that has a
material relationship with USAA. A relationship is "material" if, in
the judgment of the N&G Committee, it could interfere with the Director's
Duties of the USA
Archery Board of Directors:
The USAA Board
of Directors shall represent the interests of the Archery community for USAA
in the United States and its
athletes by providing USAA with
policy, guidance and strategic direction.
The Board shall oversee the management of USAA and its affairs, but it does not manage USAA.
The Board shall oversee the Chief Executive Officer in the operation of USAA.
The Board shall focus on long-term objectives and impacts, empowering
the Chief Executive Officer to manage a staff-driven organization with
effective Board oversight. In addition,
the Board performs the following specific functions, among others:
procedures to orient new Board directors, to educate all directors on the
business and governance affairs of USAA,
and to evaluate Board performance;
compensates, and evaluates the Chief Executive Officer and plans for management
and approves USAA's strategic
plan and the annual operating plans, budget, business plans, and corporate
policy and provides guidance and strategic direction to management on
significant issues facing USAA;
and approves significant corporate actions;
the financial reporting process, communications with stakeholders, and USAA's legal and regulatory compliance
effective corporate governance;
capital structure, financial strategies, borrowing commitments, and long-range
and approves financial statements, annual reports, audit and control policies,
and, upon the recommendation of the Audit Committee, selects independent
to determine whether USAA’s
assets are being properly protected;
USAA’s compliance with laws and
regulations and the performance of its broader responsibilities; and
that the Board and management are properly structured and prepared to act in
case of an unforeseen corporate crisis.
The organization additionally has several Committee seats
open, and encourages the membership to consider contributing their ideas and
energy to USA Archery as part of a Committee.
The following Committees have openings:
- Board of Justice
- Nomination and
- Officials and
To nominate someone for one of the two Board of Directors
positions, please click here and submit the form by June 10. If interested in
volunteering on a Committee, please click here to email USA Archery CEO Denise
Parker; please include a cover letter and current resume.