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Governance Committee seeks Regent and Treasurer candidates for 2013

From the May ACP Internist, copyright © 2012 by the American College of Physicians

The Governance Committee oversees the process for nominating and electing Masters and Fellows of the College to the Board of Regents and is beginning the process of seeking Regents to join the Board in May 2013. The position of Treasurer will also open in 2013.

The Governance Committee strives to represent the diversity within internal medicine on ACP's Board of Regents. Important general qualifications include commitment to ACP, dependability, leadership qualities, and the ability to represent the College in numerous and diverse arenas. Regent nominees must be Fellows or Masters of the College.

Candidates for Treasurer do not need to be current members of the Board of Regents, but will become a member of the Board upon election to Treasurer. They will be a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Regents and Chair of the Financial Policy and Audit Committee. Treasurer candidates should be experienced and/or comfortable with investments, pensions, insurance and financial management issues; have proven leadership ability in order to guide the Financial Policy and Audit Committee toward effective decision making; be willing to devote the time necessary to become familiar with the College's financial policies and practices; have the ability to work with College management; and possess the ability to make financial matters and recommendations understandable to persons with little or no financial background.

All candidates for Regent or Treasurer must submit a letter of nomination (not from the candidate) and two letters of support (from two individuals other than the nominator) by August 1, 2012.

Letters of nomination should include the following sections:

  • Brief description of the nominee's current activities
  • Special attributes the candidate would bring to the Boardof Regents in terms of the desired characteristics outlined above
  • Previous and current service in College related activities
  • Service in organizations other than the College (medical and non-medical)
  • Identification of two individuals who will write letters of support for the candidate

Letters of support do not need to have specific content or format, but will be most useful if they focus on the candidate's qualifications and how they would contribute to the BOR and College.

Please send your confidential nominations, no later than August 1, 2012 to:

ATTN: Mrs. Florence Moore

American College of Physicians

190 N. Independence Mall West

Philadelphia, PA 19106-1572

Fax: 215-351-2829

e-mail

Only candidates who submit a letter of nomination and two letters of support by August 1, 2012 will be advanced to the Governance Committee for review.

If you have any questions, please contact Florence Moore toll free at (800) 523-1546, ext. 2814, or direct at (215) 351-2814.

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