Call for Nominations for SMA Leadership
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 7, 2021. This
year, we will be electing a Vice President/Program Chair-Elect, Treasurer, 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. 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 continuously improve SMA.
More information about the individual duties of elected officers can be found here (p. 3).
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) two letters of references from two
active SMA members, 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 in the form below.
If you have any questions, please contact Hettie Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (817) 257-7216.