• Call for Nominations

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    Nominations for 2019 will begin later this year. Additional information will be provided at that time.

    1. Overview
    2. Qualifications and Responsibilities
    3. Instructions for Submitting a Nomination
    4. Application

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    Please fill out this document in its entirety to nominate yourself or a fellow SCAI member. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Hanson, lhanson@scai.org or call 202.741.9978.

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    1. Overview

    The nominations process for SCAI is essential to ensuring the future strength and prosperity of the organization. Having a process that allows for open nominations, objective selection, and inclusive member involvement creates a system for electing the most qualified candidates to represent the diverse membership and profession of interventional cardiology.

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    2. Qualifications and Responsibilities


    • Only SCAI members can nominate a candidate for position of Secretary, Treasurer, Board of Trustees, or Nominating Committee.
    • Only Fellow (FSCAI) and Master Fellow (MSCAI) members are eligible to serve in positions as Trustees and Officers. Other categories of membership are eligible to serve on the Nominating Committee.
    • To serve on Board of Trustees, nominees must have served on a previous committee for SCAI.
    • To serve as Secretary, nominees must have served as Chair of a previous committee for SCAI or on the Board of Trustees.

    Nominating Committee Roles & Responsibilities

    The Nominating Committee is responsible for the slate of nominees as called for each year. On any given year the slate may include the: Secretary (who will move up through the Chairs to be President), Treasurer, Associate Treasurer, Board member(s), and Nominating Committee member(s). To develop the slate, the Committee must:

    1. Put out a Call for Nominations to the full SCAI membership (including a Nominations Form)
    2. Recruit additional nominees as necessary
    3. Review and vet all candidates for consideration
    4. Conduct calls as appropriate with candidates to discuss expectations and qualifications
    5. Identify a slate to put forth for a vote

    In determining the best candidates to put forth, it is incumbent on the Nominating Committee to take into consideration three key requirements of each candidate:

    • Will the candidate fairly and effectively represent all constituencies of SCAI and support the best patient care?
    • Has the candidate consistently conducted themselves in a manner that will positively represent SCAI?
    • Has the candidate proven through prior leadership roles that they have the qualifications and can commit the time and energy required to effectively fulfill the demands of role? (See Qualifications & Responsibilities below)

    Nominating Committee Composition & Election

    The Nominating Committee is comprised of a minimum of eight (8) MSCAI or FSCAI members in good standing. They represent the Chair (Immediate Past President), President, President-Elect, Vice President, representatives from each of the Coordinating Councils, a pediatric representative, and up to five (5) at-large.

    Members of the nominating committee are elected to serve a three (3) year term and are not eligible to serve for a second term immediately following the conclusion of the third year. They can be re-elected at a later date. The terms should be staggered to ensure that approximately one-third of the committee rotates off each year.

    The Nominating Committee will nominate new members to fill positions that are being vacated each year. The slate of candidates is put before the Board of Trustees for review and submitted to voting members.

    Executive Committee Responsibilities

    According to the Bylaws, the Committee shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

    • During the intervals between the meetings of the Board of Trustees, to exercise such powers as may be delegated to it by the Board of Trustees, except that it shall not have the power to elect an applicant to any of the categories of membership;
    • Make recommendations to the Board of Trustees as to matters of changes, extensions, or revisions in Society policy;
    • Receive and study reports of such committees as the Board of Trustees may direct;
    • Act as an advisory body to the President;
    • See that a record of its proceedings is maintained and reported to the Board of Trustees at such times as it requests; and
    • Hold its meetings at such place or places as it may from time to time determine. In addition, the Committee may be called upon to confer at any time by the President of the Society.
    • Hire, evaluate, and terminate the Executive Director and determine the duties of the Executive Director.

    Responsibilities for Specific Executive Committee Positions


    • Chairs Board and Executive Committee meetings and approves agendas
    • Chairs the Annual Business Meeting and approves its agenda
    • Represents the Society at official functions, conferences, and industry meetings and acts as the spokesperson for the Society
    • Supports development efforts for SCAI
    • May establish ad hoc Committees or Task Forces for specific The mandate of these committees expires when the term of office of the President is completed, unless renewed by the Board or the incoming president
    • Reports at each Board meeting and at the Annual SCAI Business Meeting
    • Works closely with the Executive Director in managing the operations of the Society
    • Approximately 5-7 hours / week + occasional travel


    • Acts as President in the event the President is unable to fulfill his or her duties
    • Serves as a member of the Executive Committee
    • In the Spring, makes all committee appointments and develops charges; may seek the advice in selecting appropriate committee leaders and members
    • Performs other duties as required
    • Approximately 4-5 hours / week + occasional travel

     Vice President

    • Serves as a member of the Executive Committee
    • Conducts Leadership Orientation for new Board members
    • Approximately 1-2 hours / week + occasional travel


    • Serves as a member of the Executive Committee
    • Submits minutes of all Council meetings
    • Ensures SCAI is organized and functions according to its Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
    • Approximately 1-2 hours / week + occasional travel

    Board of Trustees Responsibilities, Election & Composition

    The Board of Trustees have duties and responsibilities to the members and the organization:

    • Communicate the Purpose of the Organization—Ensure that both members and non-members understand SCAI’s mission.
    • Serve as a Resource—Engage in organizational planning, ask questions about ongoing, and planned initiatives, and offer expertise and guidance.
    • Financial and Budget Oversight—Ensure adequate resources are available and responsible dispensation of those resources. Help create connections and engage with potential donors and supporters; protect Society assets; evaluate resource use for value to the society; and approve annual budget. Monitor financial status, by reviewing financial statements that trustees will receive on a regular basis.
    • Programs and Services—In cases where demand for programs or initiatives outstrip available resources, Trustees decide among competing priorities to best achieve the organization’s goals and objectives. 
    • Public Relations—Maintain an ambitious and effective public relations program to ensure a healthy and positive public image for SCAI. Provide clearly articulated achievements of SCAI, including but not limited to contributions to patient health and support of membership.
    • Conduct Self Evaluation—Conduct reviews of its own performance periodically, by looking at membership, organizational structure, financial management, annual meeting, education, and strategic plan progress.
    • Attend Meetings—Officers and Trustees are expected to attend the Annual Meeting at their own expense.  SCAI will reimburse expenses related to attending Board meetings not scheduled during the Annual Meeting. Participation in conference calls is expected, unless there is a valid cause for exception.
    • Approximately 3–5 hours/month + 2 face-to-face meetings annually

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    3. Instructions for Submitting a Nomination

    SCAI is working to create an even more inclusive and engaged member experience. As such, we are putting out this Call for Nominations for leadership positions in the Society. We welcome nominations by any active SCAI member colleague and self-nominations.

    Application forms will be reviewed against the list of qualifications for eligibility. The Nominating Committee will then review all prospective candidates. Some candidates will receive phone calls for additional informational interviews.

    To submit a nomination:

    • Review the Trustee Qualifications & Responsibilities—consider if you or the candidate you are nominating have the experience and time to commit
    • If you are nominating someone else:
      • reach out to ask if they would like to be considered and “cc” them on all communications because he/she will be responsible for filling in some additional information
      • if he/she accepts, send email to lhanson@scai.org with the following information: Your full name, your phone number, candidate’s full name, candidate’s email address and phone number, the position to which you are nominating the individual
    • If you are self-nominating:
      • Fill in Application Form completely and submit with a CV
      • Submit to lhanson@scai.org

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    4. Application

    Please fill out this document in its entirety to be considered for the position. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Hanson, lhanson@scai.org or call 202.741.9978.

    Download Application

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