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Globalization and Localization Association Announces Call for Candidates

Tuesday, 1 September, 2009

Nominations for 2010-2011 Board Positions Being Accepted

Seattle, Washington, USA (1 September 2009) -- The Globalization and Localization Association is currently accepting candidates for four open positions on the Board of Directors. Individuals from member companies are invited to submit their candidacy by 23 September 2009. The term of office is for two years: 1 January 2010 through 31 December 2011. Candidates should be at the decision-maker level and endorsed by their company.

The GALA Board is responsible for overall policy and direction of the association. It has final and complete control over decisions made by the association, including the areas of finance, legal matters, administration, personnel and others. The Board of Directors meets regularly to discuss the association's affairs and to make decisions on its business. Candidates for the board member positions must be able to commit to:

  • A monthly two-hour board meeting generally conducted by phone (though the board may conduct more frequent meetings as deemed necessary).
  • In-person board meetings at least twice a year at an agreed upon time and place.
  • Participation in at least one association committee.
  • Leadership on specific association projects.

Candidate statements and brief biographies will be posted to the GALA website in October.  GALA will then submit ballots to GALA member primary contacts to elect the four board members by the majority of votes cast (one vote per member company).

As a worldwide organization, GALA strives to have as broad a geographic representation as possible on the board and looks forward to welcoming new and dynamic members who are ready to contribute to the shape and direction of GALA.

Members interested in running for office should obtain a candidacy form and submit it to [email protected], along with a photo, by 23 September 2009.

About GALA

GALA is an international non-profit association that promotes translation services, language technology and language management solutions. The member companies worldwide include translation companies, localization service providers, globalization consultants, internationalization specialists and technology developers. GALA companies share a commitment to quality, service, and innovation in helping clients reach global markets. For more information about GALA visit www.gala-global.org.

Contacts: Rebecca Petras
[email protected]