Board of Directors: Call for nominations
Thank you to all who submitted candidates to the 2022-2023 Board Call for nominations! Submissions are now closed.
RSNA’s Nominating Committee is in the process of reviewing candidates to serve in two open positions on the Board of Directors with terms beginning in December 2022. The Board and the Nominating Committee work to ensure the inclusion of diverse perspectives and needed expertise, including areas of identified emphasis when making slate recommendations.
The at-large director will serve a three-year term (2022–2025) and the standing director will serve a seven-year term (2022–2029), including serving as chair of the Board in their sixth year and as RSNA president in their seventh year.
For more details, please review the 2022–2023 criteria, eligibility, areas of emphasis and FAQs below. For additional questions, contact us at email@example.com.
Important dates and deadlines
Nominations closed on March 10, 2022. The Board Call for Nominations for 2023–2024 will run from February 1 through March 10, 2023.
After nominations close on March 10, the Nominating Committee will review the nominations and recommend a slate of candidates to the Board. Eligible members will vote on the final slate of candidates during the business meeting held during the annual meeting. New Board members will begin their term at the close of the annual meeting on December 1.
About the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee
Board of Directors
RSNA’s Board of Directors is a highly skilled and carefully selected group of individuals committed to improving the future of radiology and advancing the Society’s mission. The Board consists of seven to 11 members, including the president, chair, five standing directors and up to four at-large directors.
Learn more about the current members of the Board of Directors and find additional details on how the Board functions.
The Nominating Committee is responsible for recommending new Board members. The 2022–2023 Nominating Committee members are:
- Matthew A. Mauro, MD, chair
- Mary C. Mahoney, MD, immediate past president
- Marta E. Heilbrun, MD, member
- Christopher P. Hess, MD, member
- Daniel C. Sullivan, MD, member
Criteria, eligibility and areas of emphasis
Candidates should meet the following criteria:
- Appropriate expertise needed to meet the goals and mission of RSNA
- A history of RSNA engagement
- Ability to regularly participate in Board of Director meetings (four in-person meetings and the annual meeting) and fulfill outlined role during term
- Knowledge of the Society and its mission
- Commitment to diversity and inclusive leadership
- A candidate must be part of RSNA's current "active" membership category, which consists of North American radiologists.
- Self-nominations are accepted.
- If a candidate meets the criteria for both open positions, they may be nominated once for each open position.
- At-large directors must be willing to serve a three-year term and carry out the powers and duties of the Board of Directors as outlined in the bylaws.
- Standing directors must be willing to serve a seven-year term and carry out the powers and duties of the Board of Directors as outlined in the bylaws, including serving as chair of the Board in their sixth year and president in their seventh year.
- Cannot have previously completed a term as a standing director of the Board
- If previously served as an at-large director, candidate must have a gap in service on the Board of at least three years to be considered for a standing director position and is not eligible to serve another term as an at-large director
To be considered, a complete nomination must be submitted via the online form and include the following information:
- A personal nominating statement written by the candidate (500 words or less); candidate should indicate their willingness to serve if selected
- No more than two letters of support
- Current CV (limit of 10 pages)
If a candidate receives multiple nominations for the same role, only the initial nomination file will be considered by the Nominating Committee.
Areas of emphasis for 2022–2023
The Nominating Committee sought individuals with areas of emphasis and experience in government relations, innovation and intersocietal relationships for at-large director candidates; and informatics, AI and information technology for standing director candidates.
Please note: The 2022–2023 submission period is now closed.
What criteria are considered in choosing a Board candidate?
Please see the section “Criteria, eligibility and areas of emphasis” above. Candidates must be current and active RSNA members.
What is an “active member” of RSNA?
As defined by the RSNA bylaws, an active member is a radiologist or other radiologic scientist who fulfills the requirements set forth in 2.111 and 2.112.
Can a member from outside of North America be nominated?
No. Residency and practice in a North American country is part of the requirement of active membership and eligibility to serve on the Board of Directors.
How does the nominating process work?
The RSNA bylaws outline an open call for nominations for seeking candidates to serve on the Board of Directors. The call for nominations opens February 1. The RSNA Nominating Committee will then review the nominations and present a slate to the Board of Directors. The slate of individuals presented by the Nominating Committee will be voted on by the members of the Society at the business meeting held during the annual meeting.
New Board members will begin their terms at the close of the annual meeting on December 1.
Are self-nominations accepted?
Yes. Nominations (including self-nominations) are welcome and may be submitted via the online form during the open call for nominations.
Note: There is no need to be nominated more than once. Only the initial nomination of an individual will be considered by the Nominating Committee.
May I be nominated for more than one open position?
Yes. If there is more than one open Board of Director position in a nomination year, candidates may be nominated for multiple positions. However, it is recommended that you focus on the position that most aligns with the candidate’s expertise, area(s) of emphasis and record of engagement.
May I be nominated more than once for a single position?
The Nominating Committee will consider only the first nomination for an individual. Submitting more than one nomination for an individual per position is not recommended.
How will I know if my nomination was received?
When you submit the nomination form, you will receive a message that confirms it was successfully received. To receive a copy of your completed form, check the box at the bottom of the form: “Send me a copy of my responses.”
What documentation is required to submit a nomination?
A personal statement written by the candidate, a CV and two letters of recommendation are required for a complete nomination. An individual cannot be considered without all the necessary documentation. These materials should be submitted via the online nomination form. A PDF file is the preferred format for submitting documents within the online form.
What details should be included in the personal statement?
A personal nominating statement of 500 words or less should be written by the candidate indicating their ability to meet the goals and responsibilities of the role, as well as to confirm willingness to serve if selected. A PDF file is preferred. To convert a Word document into a PDF file, select: “File” then “Save as Adobe PDF.”
What if I cannot obtain the required documentation for a complete nomination?
If you know of someone who meets the position criteria and might be willing to serve, you may encourage them to submit a self-nomination and offer to write a letter of recommendation on their behalf.
Announcement of selected candidates
When will I hear back about my nomination?
Nominators and nominees can expect to hear back in the fall of 2022 regarding the final status of the nomination. See the timeline at the top of the page for more information.
Will my nomination be considered for future years?
No. While the nomination cycles will have common eligibility requirements, there are a number of unique criteria associated with different Board positions each year. A new nomination should be submitted when the next nominating cycle opens.
Board of Director roles
What is the time commitment for a Board member?
All standing and at-large directors must be available to regularly participate in Board of Directors meetings (four in-person meetings and the annual meeting), as well as participate in occasional virtual meetings as needed throughout the year. Board members are expected to fulfill the outlined role during their term, including participating in various committee meetings as required, as a part of their Board liaison role.
All individuals considering submitting a nomination to the BOD are encouraged to visit the Board of Directors page to learn more about the current members of the Board of Directors and find additional details on how the Board functions.