The deadline for nominating an individual for one of our Leadership roles has passed. Please consider nominating someone next year.

Call for SMA Officer and Board Member Nominations

The Southern Management Association (SMA) is seeking nominations for candidates to stand for election to SMA’s leadership team. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. CST on May 5, 2023. This year, we will be electing a Vice President/Program Chair-Elect, and three SMA 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. 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 virtual meeting in August, and to chair and/or serve on various committees. All members of our leadership team actively work to continuously improve SMA.

More information about the individual duties of elected officers can be found at, and

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 cannot appear on the ballot for more than two consecutive membership elections. Further, candidates for these positions cannot currently serve in another elected or appointed SMA office at the time the election is held.

Nominations require (a) the candidate’s curriculum vitae (CV), (b) one letter of reference from an active SMA member, and (c) a letter of nomination/self-nomination that describes the candidate’s prior contributions to SMA. A letter of nomination (but not self-nomination) can serve as one of the letters of reference. You may nominate a colleague or self-nominate through the SMA website. The vita, letter of nomination, and letters of references should be submitted as one PDF document to:

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Schurer Lambert at


Lisa Schurer Lambert

SMA Past President