Call for Nominations: YP Chair and Vice-Chair

The International Association of Movers (IAM) is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the positions of IAM-YP Chair and IAM-YP Vice Chair of the IAM Young Professionals (IAM-YP) Management Board. Both officers will serve for a term of two years. These roles are pivotal in steering the direction of the IAM-YP, furthering the interests of IAM, and keeping the YP community informed about topics of general interest and benefit to the membership and the industry.

Mission and Vision

The IAM Young Professionals (IAM-YP) is a dynamic group of young household goods industry professionals that came together in 2000. The Vision of the IAM-YP is to engage and serve all global moving and mobility professionals under the age of 40, and its Mission is to provide global moving and mobility professionals under the age of 40 with professional development, networking, and philanthropic opportunities to prepare the current membership to lead IAM and the industry in the future.

Nominations must be submitted by July 1. The YP Elections will open online on August 1, 2024 and will run through August 30, 2024..

Responsibilities of the IAM-YP Chair:

  • Preside over the YP Management Board (YPMB) meetings and the annual IAM-YP Membership Meeting.
  • Lead and represent the YPMB, implementing decisions and directives that advance the objectives of IAM.
  • Serve as a non-voting member of the IAM’s Executive Committee, providing insights and updates from the YPMB.
  • · Travel to the IAM Executive Committee in-person meeting twice annually.
  • · The Chair will select seven Members at Large for the YPMB.

Responsibilities of the IAM-YP Vice Chair:

  • Assist the Chair in all duties and preside over meetings in the absence of the Chair.
  • Represent the IAM-YP within their assignments on all pertinent matters as directed by the Chair.
  • Actively participate in the strategic planning and execution of IAM-YP initiatives.

Eligibility and Voting:

Candidates for these positions must be owners, part-owners, officers, or designated employees of an IAM Premier, Core, or Value member firm in good standing, and must not be older than thirty-eight (38) years at the time of assuming office. Members in good standing are entitled to vote in the elections, which will be conducted online 45 days prior to the IAM-YP Annual Meeting.

This is a unique opportunity to shape the future of the IAM and contribute to the professional growth of industry peers. Nominations will be submitted to all nominating committee members with IAM staff member Julia O’Connor in copy. Please contact Julia O’Connor at juliao@iamovers.org with questions regarding the IAM Board Travel Policy & Procedures.

Nominating Committee

Carlos Avalos

Sandhill Ecuador SAS

ceavalos@sandhillrelo.com

Sheena Kiser

SEACORP

sheena@seacorpnc.com

Nirav Thakke

21st Century Relocations

nirav@21stcenturyrelocations.com

*Julia O’Connor

International Association of Movers

juliao@iamovers.org

Nominations must be submitted by July 1. Provide a headshot photo and brief bio (70 words or less) to the Selection Committee and Julia O’Connor.

Before you submit your nomination to run for the IAM-Chair or Vice-Chair position, all candidates will need to complete IAM's Volunteer Orientation Training | IAM Learning (pathlms.com). For information on how to login to Mobility Exchange, please click here: How to Sign In to IAMX – IAMX (mobilityex.com)