Call for SMA Officer and Board Member Nominations

The Southern Management Association (SMA) is seeking nominations for candidates to stand for election to become part of SMA’s leadership team. This year, we will be electing a Vice President/Program Chair-Elect, Treasurer, and three Board Members. The Vice President/Program Chair-elect serves a five-year rotation, including the four subsequent executive officer positions of Vice President/Program Chair, President-elect, President, and Past President. The Treasurer and Board members serve three-year terms. All officers and board members are expected to attend board meetings on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at the SMA Annual Meeting, a mid-year Board meeting (usually held in February with travel expenses paid by SMA), periodic conference calls, a meeting at the Annual Academy of Management conference (if in attendance), and to chair and/or serve on various committees. All members of our leadership team actively work to make SMA an ever-improving organization. More information about the individual duties of elected officers can be found at:

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The candidate selection committee uses the following criteria to determine which nominees will appear on the final ballot:

  1. Significant contributions to management scholarship, including respect and reputation among colleagues in the field.
  2. Past SMA activities and service, including reviewing papers, facilitating sessions, and presenting papers. Service in larger roles such as track chair or consortium coordinator are highly desired but not mandatory.
  3. Reputation for dependability.
  4. Must be a current and active member of SMA.

Candidates for the Board of Directors or the Vice President/Program Chair-elect position cannot be serving in another elected or appointed SMA office at the time the election is held. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. April 12, 2024. Nominations require the candidate’s curriculum vitae (CV), two names for references from two active SMA members, and a letter of nomination/self-nomination that describes the candidate’s prior contributions to SMA that correspond to the graphic under point 2 just above. A letter of nomination (but not self-nomination) can serve as one of the letters of references. 

Reach out to Russell Crook at with questions, but use the form below for the nominations themselves.

Warmest regards,
Russell Crook & Rachel Frieder
SMA Past President & current SMA President

SMA Leadership Nomination Form

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The vita, letter of nomination and letters of references should be submitted as one PDF document