Upcoming General Membership Election

The ISA Board of Directors is an elected board of 15 directors, including ten (10) directors voted in by general election; three (3) directors filled by an election from within the Council of Representatives; and a president/chair of the board, and a president/chair-elect, elected by the Board of Directors from within the current board.

This year's general election begins 15 January 2021, and you will have the opportunity to vote to elect three (3) individuals to the Board of Directors. You will also have the opportunity to elect three (3) individuals to the ISA Nominating and Elections Committee (NEC). The NEC oversees and supervises the nominating and election process for both the ISA Board of Directors and the Nominating and Elections Committee itself, subject to policies adopted by the Board of Directors.

The election will run from 12:01 a.m. EST, 15 January 2021 through 11:59 p.m. EST, 1 March 2021.

Each voting member will receive a link to the ballot that will be automatically distributed on 15 January 2020 at 12:01 a.m. EST.

Your link will be emailed from

Board of Directors

You will be able to vote for one (1) nominee on each of the three (3) slates of candidates below:

BoD Slate 1:

  • Rick Carter, Indiana, USA
  • Gail Nozal, Minnesota, USA

BoD Slate 2:

  • John Gathright, Seto, Aichi, Japan
  • Carlos J Llanos Rojas, Cali; Valle del Cauca, Colombia

BoD Slate 3:

  • Kevin Caldwell, Georgia, USA
  • Randy Miller, Utah, USA

Nominating and Election Committee

You will be able to vote for three (3) nominees from the slate of candidates below:

NEC Slate:

  • Francesco Ferrini, Florence, Italy
  • Carol Herwig, Washington D.C., USA
  • Zhu Ning, Louisiana, USA
  • Eric North, Minnesota, USA
  • Johan Ă–stberg, Alnarp, Sweden

Candidate biographies and credentials for all candidates will be posted on the ballot for your review.

If you do not receive your invitation/email, please check your spam and promotions folders. Contact Blake Woolley at for assistance.

Please submit your vote before 11:59 p.m. EST, 1 March 2021.

Thank you for your time and participation in the voting process. This email is sent on behalf of Jessica Sanders, PhD, PMP, ISA Nominating and Elections Committee chair.

Best regards,

Blake Woolley
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