Notice of IAM-YP Elections

June 23, 2016
Attn:  All IAM-YP Members
cc:     2016 IAM-YP Nominations Committee
          IAM Staff

Re:    IAM-YP Elections
                - Notice of Elections
                - Appointment of Nominating Committee
                - Call for Nominations   
 
As required by the IAM Young Professionals (IAM-YP) By-Laws, herein is formal notice that online elections will take place from August 1 - 30, 2016, for the IAM-YP Chair and Vice-Chair. Every two years, the IAM-YP is required to hold formal online elections to determine which individuals will serve as the IAM-YP Chair and Vice-Chair.

Ms. Catherina Stier of Schenker Deutschland AG currently serves as YP Chair and Ms. Maria Andrea Rodriguez of ABC Cargo Logistic S.A.S. currently serves as YP Vice-Chair. Only Ms. Stier will be seeking re-election for the position of YP Chair.
 
Details on the responsibilities of these IAM-YP positions, as well as the election procedures, can be found within the IAM-YP By-Laws, which are located at the back of your IAM Membership Directory. The IAM-YP By-Laws can also be found on the IAM website at the end of By-Laws page.
 
Online voting for the IAM-YP Chair and Vice Chair will commence on August 1 and conclude on August 30.  The winners of the elections will be announced at the IAM-YP Members Meeting during the 54th IAM Annual Meeting at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 22.

You may register to attend the Annual Meeting at - www.IAMmeetings.org.

 
To facilitate the formation of an official Slate of Candidates, IAM President Terry Head has appointed the following three individuals to serve as the 2016 Nominating Committee for this year's IAM-YP elections.
  • Brian Goldstein- The Pasha Group

          Brian_Goldstein@pashanet.com

 
  • Jimmy Bruzzese- The Swiss Moving Company

          j.bruzzese@thesmc.com

 
  • Paula Colmenares- Portan, S.A.

          pcolmenares@portan.com

 
Should you wish to nominate someone or have your name placed into nomination for either of the IAM-YP positions, please contact a member of the Nominations Committee no later than Friday, July 8. 

Each candidate will need to provide a personal profile and color photo (head-shot, of high resolution for print) to be published in the pre-election announcement, the September/October "Annual Meeting" issue of The Portal magazine, and the Annual Meeting program book. Deadline for submission of this information must be no later Friday, July 15
 
Please feel free to contact me and/or a member of the Nominations Committee should you have any questions on the nomination process or the election procedures.

The success of any volunteer-driven organization rests in the strength of its leadership. It is through the election process that you, as members, have the privilege and responsibility to take an engaged role in the direction of this Association.

I particularly encourage participation in the election process by new IAM-YP members. You now have a direct voice in choosing your leadership and setting the future direction of your Association.
Sincerely,

Margaret Kerr
Membership Services Coordinator
International Association of Movers
Phone: 703-317-9950
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