About the Board of Directors
Connex is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who are career professionals working in the industry, selling to and/or servicing retail and multi-site facilities. The 2021-22 Board will consist of 11 Directors: six retail and five supplier members who serve three-year rotating terms. In addition, three alternates, two retail members and one supplier member, serve as non-voting Board Members available to step into a Board seat should a vacancy occur on the Board during a term.
As the legal body of Connex, the Board of Directors establishes policy and guidelines and leads by setting the strategic direction of Connex. This requires knowledge and experience in business, mature judgment, strategic vision, and the ability to influence and empower others. Members of the Board of Directors must be able to perform at this executive level as part of a collaborative team with other Board Members.
The primary responsibility of the Board Member is to provide leadership to the organization, enabling it to be a powerful influence in the multi-site facilities maintenance industry. In addition, the Board of Directors have a fiduciary responsibility to ensure that Connex functions in an ethical and legal manner in all its business practices.
Underlying the success of Connex’s Board has been the Directors' dedication to preparing for and participating in all meetings, as well as contributing their experience and critical thinking in setting the strategy of the organization.
Duties and Responsibilities
As the legally constituted governing body, the Board oversees the affairs of the Connex Association; provides leadership to the profession; and represents Connex and the profession to other groups.
Major functions in carrying out these responsibilities include:
- Envisioning the future of Connex and setting its strategic direction.
- Establishing policy for Connex.
- Approving and monitoring the progress of the strategic plan.
- Reviewing and approving the budget annually.
- Representing Connex to members and groups.
Term of Office
An individual selected for the Connex Board will serve a three-year term from April 2021 through April 2024. An individual selected as a Board alternate will serve a one-year term from April 2021 through April 2022.
The Connex Nominating Committee is charged with selecting qualified members in each member category for the Board of Directors’ elections per the Association’s Bylaws. The process for selecting these members is outlined below.
Nominations (self or peer) are being accepted until November 13, 2020 (12:00 pm CST) and applications are accepted until November 20, 2020 (12:00 CST). The Connex Association Nominating Committee will review each applicants’ qualifications in depth. Connex Primary Members will vote on the final slate of nominees for the Board of Directors in March 2021. Newly elected Board Members will take office at Connex2021 National Conference, April 19, 2021, in National Harbor, MD.
We look forward to receiving your application!
Minimum Required Qualifications
- Current Connex Association Member with at least one-year membership preceding nomination, in good standing having no outstanding ethics violations.
- Experience of at least five years in the multi-site facilities profession, property management, retail, asset management professions, or other complimentary fields.
- Ability, commitment, and approval support by their company to participate in Board Duties as described in the Term of Office and Time Commitment (face-to-face Board meeting, conference calls, events, etc.).
Board service requires a commitment of three (3) hours a month on average. In addition, the Board of Directors holds four (4) face-to-face Board meetings: two (2) of those are held in conjunction with its major conferences (National Conference and Connexions) each year; one (1) summer session; and one (1) winter meeting in February. Conference calls are held as needed.
Board Members also assist in leading and/or serving on the Association Board committees and are expected to participate in committee conference calls.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT NOMINATIONS: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2020
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020
Contact Brooke Cowart firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding the Board of Directors Nomination or Application Process.