Board of Directors Call for Nominations & Applications

About the Board of Directors

ConnexFM 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 2024-25 Board will consist of 11 Directors: six Multi-Site and five Supplier members who serve three-year rotating terms. In addition, three alternates 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 ConnexFM, the Board of Directors establishes policy and guidelines and leads by setting the strategic direction of ConnexFM. 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 industry. In addition, the Board of Directors have a fiduciary responsibility to ensure that ConnexFM functions in an ethical and legal manner in all its business practices. Underlying the success of ConnexFM’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 ConnexFM Association; provides leadership to the profession; and represents ConnexFM and the profession to other groups.

Major functions in carrying out these responsibilities include:

  • Envisioning the future of ConnexFM and setting its strategic direction.
  • Establishing policy for ConnexFM.
  • Approving and monitoring the progress of the strategic plan.
  • Reviewing and approving the budget annually.
  • Representing ConnexFM to members and groups.


Term of Office

An individual selected for the ConnexFM Board will serve a three-year term from April 2024 through April 2027.

The ConnexFM 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.

Applications will open for the 2024-2025 Board of Directors are now closed. 


Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Current ConnexFM Association Member with at least one-year of 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, healthcare, food and beverage, asset management professions, or other complementary 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.).


Time Commitment

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 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.


Nominations & Applications Process for 2024

The following processes are standard operating procedures for annual ConnexFM Board nominations, applications, interviews, and voting. Dates will be updated annually to reflect the new year's timeline for all steps. See below for more details. 


Nominations Process


  1. Submit a nomination for a ConnexFM member. This can be nominations for a member or yourself. 
  2. All nominated individuals are contacted and invited to submit an application. To be considered a nominee must submit a complete application.


The nomination form opens up October 2023, during the ConnexFM US Mid-Year Conference. Promotions for nominations will continue until nominations close on November 3, 2023.


Application Process


Applications will be provided to all nominated individuals after the call for nominations are closed. Nominated members may choose to complete an application for the Board of Directors if they want to move forward. To be considered, a nominee is required to submit a complete application. 

Application Window: Closes November 15, 2023 | Application accounts for 10% of the weighted score of applicants to be approved for final ballot.


Interview Process


  1. All applicants with a complete application will be scheduled to complete a first-round interview.
  2. Once all first-round interviews are complete the Nominating Committee will meet to review interview results and pare down the candidate list.
  3. Individuals on the revised candidate list will be scheduled to complete a second-round interview.
  4. Once all second-round interviews are complete the Nominating Committee will meet to review interview results and determine a slate to submit to the ConnexFM Board of Directors for approval.
  5. The ConnexFM Board of Directors will meet to approve the suggested board slate.


Round One Interviews: Conducted from November - December 2023 | Accounts for 40% of the weighted score of applicants to be approved for final ballot.

Round Two Interviews: Conducted from January - February 2024 | Accounts for 50% of the weighted score of applicants to be approved for final ballot.


Voting Process


Once the slate is approved by the ConnexFM Board of Directors, a ballot will be created with all eligible candidates. The list of candidates will be sent to ConnexFM membership to vote on the membership dashboard on connexfm.com. Voting is cast by eligible voting members of ConnexFM only, and will be tallied by ConnexFM once the voting window is closed. 

ONLY ConnexFM Voting Members may cast a vote. 

The planned voting window for the 2024 ballot is March 1 - March 15. 

Newly Voted-In Board Members will be notified by March 18, 2024. 



 

 

Check out the video series below for more information on the Board of Directors, the nominations process, and testimonials from current and past members.

 

Running for the Board and the Nominating Process:

 

How the Board of Directors Functions:

 

ConnexFM Board of Director Testimonials:

 

Contact Tangela Chance (tchance@connexfm.com) with questions regarding the Board of Directors Nomination or Application Process.