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2019-2020 GALA Board Elections: Candidate Form

Serving as a volunteer board member for GALA is a wonderful way to support and guide an organization that you care about. It is also an excellent opportunity to build your own skills, network, and gain leadership experience.

This year, four GALA board positions will be open for election. We are seeking enthusiastic advocates for the association who are willing to give of their time and talents. The term of office is two years: 01 January 2019 through 31 December 2020.


As a global organization, we strive for broad representation on the board: all member organizations—regardless of size, location, and company type—are eligible to put forth a candidate. 

Candidates should be at the decision-maker level and should have the endorsement of their company, which must be a current member of GALA. If you would like to run for the board please complete the form below by Wednesday, 03 October. If you have any questions, we invite you to review the FAQs and reach out to [email protected].

Board Member Duties

The GALA Board of Directors is responsible for the strategic direction of the association. The group meets regularly to discuss the association's direction and goals.

During their tenure, board members should be prepared to devote time to GALA-related activities including: 

  • A monthly board meeting generally conducted via conference call (though the board may conduct more frequent meetings as deemed necessary)
  • In-person annual board meeting in connection with the GALA annual conference (March)
  • One ore two other face-to-face meetings co-located with major industry events
  • Regular calls with member companies (approximately two per month)
  • Leadership on specific association initiatives


Candidate statements and brief biographies will be posted to the GALA website in October. We will distribute a ballot to the voting contact at each GALA member company. Each member organization will receive one ballot. The voting contact will cast votes for four different candidates. The four candidates with the majority of the votes will be elected. 

Election Timeline

Date Action

03 October

Deadline to submit candidacy

15 October

Candidates announced

24 October

Voting opens

11 November

Voting closes at midnight Pacific time

15 November

Candidates notified of results

16 November

Announce results to membership and industry