Board Nominations

Nominations have opened for IAATI's 2020-2021 International Board

Put your hand up - Nomiate for the Board

IAATI is seeking nominations from enthusiastic members who are interested in joining our International Board to help manage and shape the future of IAATI.

Nominations will be reviewed by the Nominating Committee during the International Training Seminar in Chicago commencing 2nd August 2020.  

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible but may be submitted in person during the seminar.   For those members who wish to nominate for the Board but are unable to attend the 2020 International Training Seminar in Chicago you should submit your nomination to Immediate Past President, BIll Johnson, (email: by July 26, 2020.


If you are interested in serving on the 2020/2021 IAATI Board, please submit a short resume with the following information: 

  • Position you would like to be considered for (i.e. Associate Director, Director, Vice President, President) 
  • Your Membership Number and the number of years that you have been an IAATI member
  • The number of IAATI seminar/conferences you have attended 
  • Your work history and current employment 
  • Other positions you have held within IAATI Chapters/Branches and local auto theft associations 
  • Ideas and experiences that you have that may benefit IAATI

Presently sitting officers who may advance to the next higher position shall also provide the nominating committee the following: 

  • Briefly describe your accomplishments while in present office 
  • How you fulfilled the Constitution and By-law requirements of your particular office for the past year 
  • What you presently see for IAATI in the future and how you might assist 


What is the role of the IAATI Board?

The International Board is the governing body responsible for ensuring the long term health and success of the international operations of the Association.

The Board acts on behalf of the members and its branches and chapters to ensure that the organization remains viable and effective both in the present and for the future.

The Board has the ultimate authority for the international financial operations and budgeting to ensure the achievement of strategic objectives. It also has the responsibility of ensuring that the various activities of the organization are in compliance with the law and expectations of stakeholders and that all risks are managed.

The IAATI Board is not responsible for the financial operations of the separate chapters and branches.  This is the responsibility of the individual boards of each branch and chapter.


What are the major responsibilities of the Board?

The Board’s key governance responsibilities include:

  • Strategic Planning - set and review the short, medium and long term goals of the organization in consultation with management and key stakeholders
  • Financial Oversight
    • approve budgets; monitor business performance;
    • approve large investments and any major financial
    • decisions;
    • ensure there is accurate financial reporting
  • Policy Formulation - establish a Board level policy framework for governing the organization within which all operational plans and actions are developed
  • Legal Compliance - ensure that the organization complies with all aspects of the law, including legislation covering such areas as employment, trading, occupational health and safety
  • Risk - ensure major risks are identified and managed, ensure a risk management plan is established and monitored to ensure compliance and effectiveness
  • Organizational Performance - monitor management and organizational performance
  • Succession Planning - for the Board and oversight of staff and management
  • Stakeholder Relations - identify key stakeholders, build relationships, communicate and seek stakeholder views on strategic direction
  • Promotion of the organization - positive ambassadors externally and role modeling internally
  • Reporting to members and other stakeholders at the annual general meeting


Duties of Board Members

Each committee member is responsible for:

  • carrying out designated tasks relevant to his/her elected role
  • acting with good faith and honesty in the best interests of the organization
  • acting with reasonable care and diligence
  • remaining committed to the purpose and outcomes of the organization
  • attending to the required reading prior to meetings
  • contributing to the effectiveness of the organization’s activities
  • providing advice, criticism and suggestions, thus helping the decision-making process
  • questioning  any process or information that requires transparency or clarification
  • being active in the organization - attending events and functions
  • participating in establishing goals with respect to strategy and direction of the organization.
  • understanding the organization’s financial situation
  • ensuring the organization manages risk and complies with its legal obligations
  • declaring and dealing with any conflict of interest adhering to the relevant rules and requirements required by law and the rules of the organization

In addition to the general Board member duties, a committee chairperson responsibilities typically include:

  • providing overall leadership of the committee and overseeing its effectiveness in fulfilling its purpose of governance
  • chairing all (as far as practicable) committee meetings, ensuring that meeting rules are followed
  • facilitating discussion and decision making
  • managing the (agreed) process of the meeting
  • delegating governance tasks to the appropriate committee members
  • coordinating the meeting agenda items and the production
  • being aware of future directions and plans, specifically the key long-term goals.


For more information about serving on the International Board you are encouraged to read:

  • The Induction Guide for New Board Members
  • IAATI Constitution
  • IAATI Standard Operatiing Procedures 
  • Guide for Incoming IAATI Presidents

or contact John Abounader, Executive Director, ( or any current board member.