From the initial call for nominations through preliminary reviews and announcing the slate of candidates, the elections process of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is thorough — making sure members have the information to decide who will be the future leaders of the Academy.
Call for Nominations
The Academy announces the call for nominations for national Academy positions through email, print publications and the Internet. Nominations are accepted year round by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Solicitations for Nominees
The Nominating Committee sends requests for nominations to dietetic practice groups, affiliate associations, the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the House of Delegates, the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, the Board of Directors and past presidents.
Materials submitted thus far are reviewed and compared to the skill sets of each position. Nominees are asked to send complete biographical sketches, digital photos and curriculum vitas or resumes.
Food & Nutrition Conference & ExpoTM
- Nominee Interviews
During FNCE®, the Nominating Committee interviews candidates for the President-Elect, Treasurer-Elect and Speaker-Elect positions. Committee members also visit practice group, affiliate and networking group meetings to encourage nominations and voting.
- Committee Meeting
The Nominating Committee meets in late fall to review the materials submitted by candidates, taking into consideration which positions are available on the ballot and matching candidates to skill sets.
Slate of Candidates Announcement
Candidates are announced for positions and support material including photos, biographical sketches and responses to questions posed by Nominating Committee are posted online and in print publications.
During the month of February, members participate in national Academy elections through paper ballots or electronic voting.
Election Results Announcement
The Academy announces election results to members after all votes are tallied and candidates have been notified.
Nominating and Election Process Review
Each step of the nomination and election process is evaluated. Input is sought from candidates, Nominating Committee members and Academy members.
Listen to the Meet the Candidates Forum for the Academy's president-elect candidates Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD, FAND and Mary Russell, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND. Read More
Listen to the Meet the Candidates Forum for the Academy's speaker-elect candidates Diane W. Heller, MMSc, RDN, LD, FAND and Marcy Kyle, RDN, LD, CDE, FAND. Read More
Whether you are a candidate or an engaged Academy member this webinar will help teach you how to take an active role in the election process by providing details and clarification regarding the campaign guidelines. Read More
This is a comprehensive list of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics acronyms. Read More
These guidelines provides individuals with responsibilities for campaigning and adhering to Academy rules for national elections. Read More
The following process is used to add a candidate to the ballot by petition nominations for all national ballot positions. Read More
Interested in nominating a colleague (or yourself) for an Academy leadership position? Review the summary of qualifications necessary for all Academy leadership positions. Read More
An 11-minute webinar accompanying the Nominations and Election Toolkit developed by the Nominating Committee's Member Engagement sub-group. Read More
Affiliate results from previous Academy national elections. Read More
02/24/2016 - The Nominating Committee is pleased to report the outcome of the Academy's 2016 national election. Read More
02/24/2015 - The Nominating Committee is pleased to report the outcome of the Academy’s 2015 national election. Congratulations to the Academy’s newly elected leaders. Read More
The Nominating Committee is pleased to report the outcome of the 2014 national election. The following individuals have been elected from among many excellent candidates. Read More
The Nominating Committee is pleased to report the outcome of the 2013 national elections. The following individuals have been elected from many excellent candidates. Read More
The Nominating Committee is pleased to report the outcome of the 2012 national elections. Read More
The Nominating Committee is pleased to report the outcome of the 2011 national and House of Delegates elections. Read More
The Nominating Committee is pleased to report the outcome of the 2010 elections that occurred February 1 through March 3. The Committee thanks members for their participation in the nomination and election processes. Read More