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National Leadership Positions

The Academy and Commission on Dietetic Registration Nominating Committees are seeking leaders with visionary skills to further the profession and the Academy's strategic direction. Nominations are accepted year round by sending an email to Nominations.

Nominations for the positions of president-elect, speaker-elect, treasurer-elect and Board director-at-large close September 9, 2024. Nominations for all other positions, below, are due by October 21, 2024.

2025 Election Positions

All positions are a three-year term.

Board of Directors

  • President-elect (one position)
  • Treasurer-elect (one position)
  • Director-at-Large (one position)
  • House of Delegates Speaker-elect (one position)
  • House of Delegates Director (one position)

House of Delegates

  • At-Large-Delegate: Retired (one position)

Nominating Committee

  • National Leader (one position)
  • National Leader in Practice for 15 Years or Less (one position)
  • National Leader with Board of Directors Experience in the Past 10 Years (one position)

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (three positions)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (one position)
  • CDR Nominating Committee Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (one position)

Interested in nominating a colleague (or yourself) for an Academy leadership position? Learn about the criteria for each position. Some qualifications and skill sets are consistent regardless of position, while other criteria vary with the position.

Universal Qualifications and Skills

The following skill sets and attributes apply to all positions on the national ballot. Employer support is required of some positions but is recommended for all positions.


  • Demonstrates diplomacy in bringing opposing views to agreement
  • Demonstrates organizational and management skills
  • Embraces and manages change to advance the Academy
  • Empowers others
  • Prioritizes issues consistent with the Academy's strategic plan
  • Is results-oriented
  • Understands general principles of not-for-profit fiscal management


  • Fosters an atmosphere of creativity, collaboration, and inclusivity
  • Maintains objectivity
  • Is organized
  • Positively promotes the Academy and the profession
  • Thinks strategically
  • Dedicated and committed to the Academy's mission and vision
  • Demonstrates integrity


  • Exhibits strong networking and relationship building skills
  • Operates as a team player
  • Demonstrates strong and effective communication skills
  • Encourages and promotes inclusion, diversity, equity and access
  • Motivates others

Individual Position Criteria

Qualifications necessary for all Academy leadership positions are reviewed and updated regularly with input from past officers. These detailed descriptions include the terms, qualifications, requirements, recommended skill sets and duties for each leadership position. Please note: Positions available on ballot vary each year.

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