Bi-annual election of the Board of Directors
The Amended Bylaws have been approved by the CCA membership without any opposition.
Now it is time for our bi-annual election of the Board of Directors. I am happy to report that six of the current Board members have expressed their strong desire to serve another two-year term, while longtime Board member Sara Voorhees will transition to an advisory role.
As CCA continues to grow with multiple annual awards events, our wildly successful Celebration of Black Cinema, and several new initiatives in the pipeline, additional seats have been added to the Board to bring in some new blood and fresh perspectives. Jacqueline Coley and Paulette Cohn have been officially endorsed by all the current Board members, EVP John De Simio and me to join the Board when the new term begins on July 1. Additionally, Teri Hart has been similarly endorsed to join the Board, becoming its first Canadian member.
However, if you wish to run for a Board seat in opposition, please read the attached official Board of Directors Election Memo as to how to proceed.
Joey Berlin – Chief Executive Officer
Critics Choice Association
CRITICS CHOICE ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION MEMO
As mandated by the Critics Choice Association’s new and improved bylaws, it is time for the bi-annual Board of Directors election. While day-to-day responsibilities are delegated to the Chief Operating Officer and the Executive Vice President, the Board broadly oversees those operations. The BFCA current Directors are Shawn Edwards, Jim Ferguson, Ed Martin, Sean O’Connell, Mark Ramsey, Sam Rubin and Sara Voorhees.
As Chief Executive Officer, I serve on the Board as well, along with Executive Vice President John De Simio. It has been my pleasure to work closely with Shawn, Jim, Ed, Sean, Mark, Sam and Sara. I believe that their commitment to the CCA, their wisdom, their experience, and their record of success in building the CCA continue to make them the perfect team to help run our group. I am thrilled to report that six of the seven have stated their wish to continue on the Board and I heartily endorse each of them for re-election, while Sara will transition to an advisory role. Collectively, their contributions to the BFCA cannot be overstated.
Additionally, the Board is recommending that Jacqueline Coley, Paulette Cohn and Teri Hart join the Board as new members and bring some fresh perspectives to the CCA leadership. They have been important contributors to our ongoing activities and have agreed to serve.
If any other members wish to run for a seat on the Board, now is the time to throw that hat into the ring. Members can place their name in nomination or otherwise comment on the election below. Or any member can feel free to contact me directly with any questions ([email protected]).
The nominating process will close on June 4, 2021. A new article will be posted after that date, if necessary, in preparation for an election later in June. If no one chooses to oppose the current Board members running for re-election and Jacqueline, Paulette and Teri, there will be no voting and the current Board along with Jacqueline, Paulette and Teri will serve.
Board members serve two-year terms, beginning on July 1. The current financial reimbursement for each Board member is $5,000-10,000 per year.