How to Become a NATE Board Member

Board of Directors Election Procedures

    1.       To qualify as a candidate for the NATE Board of Directors, an individual must be an active member and have partic­ipated in NATE related committees, initiatives or NATE sponsored events in the Association for a specified amount of time as outlined in the application, and must be a managing owner of a Principal Contractor Member company or firm, defined as a person who can legally encumber that company or firm, or who is commonly known as the President, Chief Executive Officer or Chief Operating Officer, or its equivalent, tasked with facilitating the day to day operations of the company.

    2.       Individuals apply for candidacy by submitting the application form, a brief position/background statement (maximum of one page in length that includes a brief summary of the candidate’s industry experience and articulates why the candidate wants to serve on the NATE Board of Directors), one letter of recommendation from a NATE Principal Contractor Member Company, and a full-color business photograph, to the NATE office. Additionally, if the candidate is currently not the company owner, a letter of reference from the company owner describing the candidate’s time and experience with the company is required.

    3.       Applications are currently being accepted and must be received in the NATE office on or before October 1, 2024 to be considered for candidacy. To determine applicants have met the eligibility criteria outlined in the NATE Board of Directors Candidate Application, the Association’s Eligibility Committee reserves the right to conduct a follow-up interview with applicants.

    4.       NATE will publish all candidate information in Volume 3 – 2024 and Volume 4 – 2024 issues of Tower Times. Candidates who wish to have their statement of candidacy published in the Tower Times magazine must have their information submitted to the NATE office no later than June 1, 2024, for the Volume 3 issue and September 1, 2024, for the Volume 4 issue. Candidate information will be available for online viewing at as they are received.

    5.       Candidate information will be updated as each Board of Directors Candidate Application is received, and eligibility is verified, through October 1, 2024.

    6.       The NATE Board of Directors election will be conducted exclusively online. Online voting will be open November 1 through December 1, 2024. Each Principal Contractor Member (voting member) company will be allowed to submit one ballot. Further detailed information regarding the online voting system procedures and protocol will be mailed to Principal Contractor Members in October.

    7.       Votes must be cast online on or before December 1, 2024.

    8.       The candidates who receive a plurality of votes (top vote getters) equivalent to the number of Board seats available will be elected to the Board of Directors.

    9.       In the event of a tie, the candidates who are tied will be determined by a runoff election whereby a plurality of votes cast (top vote getter) will determine the winner.

    10.    Once all Board positions are filled, the candidates will be advised of the election results.

    11.    Results of the election will be announced once all Board positions are filled and will be published in the Tower Times.

    12.    Those elected to the Board of Directors will begin serving their three-year term at the annual meeting in February 2025.

    13.    The newly elected Board will choose its Executive Officers at the annual meeting.