Elections & Nominations

The SPA Board of Directors ballot is now open until September 21, 2023. 

Learn more about our candidates here. You must be logged into your SPA Member profile to continue. 

For the 2023 Election cycle, the following positions are open (please click on a position title to see a job description of each position, including qualifications, duties, and estimated time commitments):

Once the nomination date of April 30 has passed, SPA staff will be in contact with all individuals to share more information about the positions and the process. All individuals nominated will be invited to submit their interest through an application by June 2, and from those that apply, references will be requested by July 3, and the committee will identify a set of finalists to interview during the month of July 2023. The election slate will then be presented to the SPA Board for approval. Once approved, members will be able to vote on the ballot in August 2023, and then the new leaders will join on January 1, 2024. Please note the President-Elect is asked to be available for a training on October 1-3, 2023. 

If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please feel free to reach out to Dr. John McNulty, SPA Past President and Chair of the Leadership Development Committee, or Nathan Victoria, SPA Executive Director, through email at john-mcnulty@utulsa.edu or nvictoria@personality.org

Our Candidate Leadership Guide provides details about the responsibilities, expectations, and time commitment, as well as the competencies, experience, and expertise we are seeking in our Board members. Individuals who possess the competencies, experience, and expertise identified in the guide are highly encouraged to self-nominate.

Download Candidate Leadership Guide

The work of the SPA Board of Directors is guided by the 2022-2027 Strategic Framework. Although the specific strategies selected each year will vary and are determined at the Fall Board Retreat, all candidates must be familiar with the Framework and should have experience related to some aspects of the Strategic Framework. 

Download 2022-2027 Strategic Framework