Overview of the Nomination Process
To be nominated for appointment/election to the Board of Directors, the name and contact information for a potential nominee is first submitted to the Nominating Committee who in turn will conduct due diligence and has the responsibility to recruit, screen and place names in nomination to the Board for possible election to Board membership.
Any TRIO member can suggest any other member as a potential nominee with whom they have discussed the idea beforehand, making sure there is no implied expectation of acceptance to Board membership in that discussion, clearly communicating that their discussion is only preliminary to submitting a name as a potential nominee.
At the discretion of the Nominating Committee and direction of the Nominating Committee chairperson, a package of material will be mailed by the Managing Service Director to a potential nominee for their review.
The package contains a letter of introduction that provides:
an overview of the responsibilities of Board members,
the “Board of Director Member Responsibility Guidelines”
the “Conflict of Interest Guidelines”
an Information/Data form
Both sets of guideline forms and the Information/Data form must be signed and returned to TRIO national headquarters or designated staff by the stated deadline electronically or as hard copy for full review and consideration by the Nominating Committee. The information submitted is provided to the Nominating Committee members to familiarize members with potential nominees seeking election to the Board.
After receipt of the signed documents, two current Board members appointed by the Nominating Committee will interview the potential nominee in person or by phone. After interviews, and should the potential nominee still agree, their name is submitted to the full Nominating Committee for discussion with input from the two interviewers. The outcome of the committee discussion is a final selection of names to be placed before the Board of Directors with a recommendation for the Board to vote on appointing/electing them to the Board. It is up to the Board to accept or reject the recommendation of the committee.