2014 AIGA Los Angeles Board Nominations

AIGA Los Angeles invites you to participate in open nominations for the 2014/15 Board of Directors. Requirements and descriptions are below. Nominations must be submitted by Monday, April 14.

All submissions will be presented to the Nominating Committee, which consists of the current chapter President, the previous President, two current Board Members, two Advisory Board Members, and two Members-at-Large. The Nominating Committee will meet in April to determine a recommended slate for open board positions and awards to present to the membership-at-large.

Once a nomination has been submitted, the nominee will be contacted for more information.

Open Board Positions

Each Board member is elected to serve and represent the entire membership of the AIGA Los Angeles to the best of his/her ability, in accordance with the AIGA mission and the description of the board position. The Board of Directors meets monthly to report, determine, and vote on Chapter activities. AIGA Board members are elected by the entire membership and serve two-year terms.

We are accepting nominations for the following positions:

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Membership Director
  • Communications Director
  • Event Programming Director
  • Development Director
  • Advisory Board Members


The President provides vision and direction to the chapter, presiding at all board and business meetings, while considering special projects and the long-term goals of the organization. The President is also responsible for directing and managing all chapter activities, programs and services.

The Secretary is responsible for ensuring that sufficient documentation exists to meet legal requirements, and to oversee official Board business is conducted efficiently and correctly. The Secretary assists the President in running Board meetings and preparing an agenda, and keeping the board focused on its objectives.

The Treasurer ensures the responsible management of the chapter’s financial resources. The Treasurer creates and updates annual budgets, manages financial planning for the group and submits monthly budget reports at Board meetings.

Membership Director
The Membership Director facilitates membership growth and retention by directing new membership campaigns, supporting active and prospective members, actively recruiting new members and coordinating volunteers.

Communications Director
The Communication Director is responsible for the public image of the chapter through its collateral, website, newsletter, press releases and additional marketing and communication efforts.

Event Programming Director
The Programming Director oversees the planning and implementation of the annual program schedule and calendar, which reflects activities consistent with the chapter’s mission and meets the needs of its members.

Development Director
The Development Director facilitates opportunities for organizations to participate in and financially support chapter programming and activities, supporting current sponsors and seeking out new ones.

Advisory Board Members (4–6 seats)
Advisory Board members aid the Board of Directors in executing chapter initiatives, provide counsel to the executive committee or lead special initiatives. It is preferred but not required that advisory board members have prior experience volunteering for AIGA.

For more detailed information on board positions, and the nomination process, please download our AIGA Nominations PDF.

The nominee need not be a current member at the time of nomination, but will be required to join AIGA if elected to a Board position. Self-nominations are welcomed, and encouraged.

How to Submit a Nomination
To nominate yourself or someone else, please prepare a PDF document with the following information, and email it to nominations@aigalosangeles.org. All nominations are due by Monday, April 14.

1. Person’s name and nominated position
2. A resumé or CV highlights and brief bio
3. A short statement (200 words max) describing why this person would make a valuable board member.
4. Two references we may contact for more information

If you have additional questions, please contact Kevin Kelley, chair of the 2014 Nominating Committee at nominations@aigalosangeles.org.

We look forward to hearing from you.

By AIGA Los Angeles
Published March 31, 2014