It’s that time of year... STTG election time! We are looking for one or more nominees for each of the following positions:
Technical Group Chair (2 year term)
Newsletter Editor (2 year term)
Program Chair Elect (1 year as Elect + 1 year as Program Chair)
Webmaster (1 year term)
Positions become effective at the close of the 2012 TG business meeting. There are no term limits and you may nominate yourself. If you wish to nominate someone else, please check to be sure that the person is willing to run. Following HFES rules, nominees for the Chair and Program Chair Elect positions must be Full Members of HFES and members of the TG. The Webmaster position can be filled by any HFES member provided they are members of the TG.
Please reply to me with nominations by SEPTEMBER 7, 2012. Election ballots will be emailed shortly after the close of the nomination cycle.
TG Chair: The TG chair has overall responsibility to ensure that the group meets its minimum requirements. The chair works with the HFES executive director in scheduling the TG's annual business meeting and arranging other events; with the newsletter editor regarding timing, content, distribution method, and cost of newsletters; and with other officers to ensure that TG activities are being carried out. The chair also represents the TG as a member of the Council of Technical Groups.
Program Chair Elect: Understudy and assistant to the 2012 program chair (Greg Fitch). The Program Chair Elect becomes the Program Chair for the following annual conference (2013 in San Diego). The Program Chair is responsible for overseeing the technical review of proposals submitted for the HFES Annual Meeting.
Webmaster: Responsible for maintaining the STTG website.
Newsletter Editor: The newsletter editor is responsible for producing at least two newsletters per year and distributing them to TG members. The newsletter is the vital link between a TG's officers and its members, and its quality and frequency are often associated with members' level of satisfaction with their TG affiliation. TGs that do not produce newsletters are subject to disaffiliation from HFES.