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Association Governance—First Quarter 2019

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Jonathan Jackson

Association Governance: NACVA's Board Elections
Jonathan Jackson
Executive Director, NACVA 

Nominations: January 30, 2019 to March 10, 2019
Elections/Voting: March 22, 2019 to May 5, 2019
Organizations have boards of directors on the premise that the best decisions are group decisions. A board that is well-rounded and diverse offers wise counsel, built-in accountability, tenured experience, and unparalleled expertise.

Board of director elections is one of the most important duties for an organization, and for most, it is an active and ongoing process that peaks at election time. Forming a board with top notch directors creates a synergy that produces the highest potential for innovative and progressive results that can be noticed throughout an organization.

The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) hold nominations and elections every year for its five boards that oversee Association activity in critical areas that have the greatest impact to its members. The five boards include:

These boards have staggered three-year terms that allow them to integrate and orient new board members to the culture and workflow of the board, helping to create a collaborative work environment.

During the 2019 board nomination period (January 30–March 10, 2019), NACVA received more than 100 nominations for these five boards—a high watermark for the Association’s 28-year history. This is a healthy signal for any organization with so many individuals wanting to volunteer their time to the collective benefit of an organization. It is within these professional relationships where NACVA members have built their reputation, credibility, expertise, and friendships.

Some of these boards have specific requirements. For instance, to join the Litigation Forensics Board (LFB), members of the Association must hold the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) credential. Most positions on the Valuation Credentialing Board (VCB) and the Standards Board (SDB) require the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) credential. If an individual has a desire to serve on a NACVA board, and they do not meet these requirements, it is time to start thinking about acquiring the CVA or MAFF credential. To learn more about NACVA’s boards, go to the following link:

Board participation does not begin and end at filling a seat on a board. It includes voting for individuals that represent their best interest. NACVA board election voting will take place from March 22, 2019 to May 5, 2019. Every NACVA member can vote at the following website:

New board members will be announced during the NACVA and the CTI’s 2019 Annual Consultants’ Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah from June 6–8, 2019.