USA BADMINTON SEEKS CANDIDATES FOR OPEN BOARD OF DIRECTORS SEAT

July 18, 2018, 9:30 p.m. (ET)
The mission of USA Badminton (USAB) is to foster the growth of badminton in the United States and competitive excellence by U.S. athletes in international and Olympic competition. USAB is headquartered in Anaheim, California and a member federation of the U.S. Olympic Committee and Badminton World Federation.
 
USAB is seeking candidates wishing to be considered for election to an Independent Director vacancy on the organization’s Board of Directors. The term runs through 2022, with the opportunity to be elected to a second four-year term. Please note the following relative to service on the Board:
• In-person Board meetings are held three times annually at various locations around the country. If an additional meeting is necessary, it will be held by conference call.
• Board members pay their own way (travel, lodging and meals) to attend these meetings.
 
An Independent Director must be determined to have no material relationship with USAB, either directly or indirectly through an organization that has a material relationship with USAB. A relationship is considered material if it would interfere with the director’s independent judgement. The Nominating and Governance Committee shall determine the independence of a director after considering all relevant information about that prospective director. A candidate will not be considered independent if, within the past year:
• The potential director was employed by or held any governance position (whether a paid or volunteer position) with USAB, the Badminton World Federation, the Pan American Badminton Confederation, or any other organized Badminton group or entity;
• An immediate family member of the potential director was employed by or held any governance position (whether a paid or volunteer position) with USAB, the World Badminton Federation, the Pan American Badminton Confederation, or any other organized Badminton group or entity;
• The potential director was affiliated with or employed by USAB's outside auditor or outside counsel;
• An immediate family member of the potential director was affiliated with or employed by USAB's outside auditor or outside counsel as a partner, principal or manager;
• The potential director was a Badminton coach, umpire, grassroots or affiliated organization member, or a member of the Athletes’ Advisory Council.
• The potential director receives any compensation from USAB, directly or indirectly; or,
• The potential director is an executive officer, controlling shareholder, or partner of a corporation or partnership or other business entity that does business with USAB.
 
Interested and qualified individuals should submit the following materials to Andy Knox, Chair of the USAB Nominating and Governance Committee, at USABElections@gmail.com by 9:00 PM PDT on Monday, July 30, 2018 to be considered as a candidate:
• Nomination statement (not more than 200 words) summarizing qualifications, motivation and willingness to serve
• Current resume/CV or bio with professional and governance qualifications