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2020-2021 GALA Board Elections

If you believe in personal connection at scale, in a future-oriented and human-focused approach to industry challenges, and in an association’s power as a cooperative link between people and organizations, then we invite you to become part of GALA’s leadership team by running for a position on the board of directors.

This year, three GALA board positions will be open for election. We are seeking candidates that are passionate about their professional community and care deeply about the future of our industry. The term of office is two years: 01 January 2020 through 31 December 2021.


GALA is an inclusive association. Our board should be fully representative of that diversity and therefore we invite leaders from small and large LSPs, technology firms, universities, and heads of enterprise localization teams to provide informed counsel for major strategic decisions.

Candidates must be a current GALA member. Candidates should be at the decision-maker level and have the endorsement of their company. If you would like to run for the board please complete the form below by Wednesday, 02 October 2019. 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 three different candidates. The three candidates with the majority of votes will be elected. 

Election Timeline

Date Action

11 September

Candidacy application opens

02 October

Deadline to submit candidacy

22 October

Candidates announced

29 October

Voting opens

12 November

Voting closes at midnight Pacific time

18 November

Candidates notified of results

19 November Results announced


Submit Candidacy

Submissions are now closed. (Deadline 02 October 2019, 23:59 PDT.)

If you have any queries about GALA's Board of Directors, submitting your candidacy, or the elections, do not hesitate to contact Alicia Deadrick (GALA's Membership Manager and Board Elections point of contact) at [email protected].