Region Leadership

About the Region Leadership Portfolio

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 5, Section 1:
The chief officers of the Region shall be a Chair, Vice Chair, Past Chair …. These officers shall perform the duties necessary for the office or as prescribed by the Region Board and will abide by these Bylaws and the parliamentary authority adopted by the Region. Any of the powers and duties of an officer to whom an assistant has been appointed may be exercised and performed by such assistant unless the Region Board or the Chair otherwise directs. All chief officers are expected to share with the Board updates on portfolio responsibilities, collaborate with other Board members as is necessary, and attend all Region Board Meetings and Regional Leaders Meetings unless other arrangements are made with the Chair.

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 8, Section 2:
The Executive Committee shall consist of the Chair; Vice Chair; Past Chair; Secretary; Treasurer (VP, Finance); Chapter Services Vice President (VP, Chapter Services); and Communications Vice President (VP, Communications). The Chair of the Region Board shall chair Executive Committee meetings.

Chair

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 5, Section 1:
(1) Chair. The Chair shall have duties assigned by these Bylaws and be the chief [executive/] elected officer (CEO) of the Region; exercise general supervision over executive affairs of the Region; preside at all Regular, Annual, and Special Meetings of the Region; preside at all Region Board and Executive Committee meetings; represent or appoint a designate of the Region at meetings of other organizations and at public affairs to which the Region should be/is called to duly participate; share pertinent information with the Board; serve as the primary liaison between the Region, International Staff, and the IEB; serve as Region representative on the IABC Council of Regions; serve as the Region’s Nominating Committee delegate to the IEB, or oversee the selection of said Nominating Committee delegate; serve as an ex officio member of all Regional committees. The Chair shall serve a single one-year term.

For more information about the Chair role, please email chair@iabcsouthern.com.


Vice Chair

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 5, Section 1:
(2) Vice Chair. The Vice Chair shall have duties assigned by the Chair and by these Bylaws; act in the absence of the Chair; oversee long-range planning activities for the Region (including succession planning); represent the Region in the absence of the Chair; serve on the Nominating Committee; oversee and manage the selection of and implementation of the Region’s annual fundraising event; serve on the Finance Committee; serve as an ex-officio member of all standing committees (especially the Finance and the Conference Committees); and serve on the Executive Committee. The Vice Chair shall succeed to the Chair unless formal resignation is received prior to the Region board elections.

For more information about the Vice Chair role, please email vicechair@iabcsouthern.com.


Past Chair

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 5, Section 1:
(3) Past Chair. The Past Chair shall have duties assigned by the Chair and by these Bylaws; chair the Nominating Committee; provide strategic counsel to the Chair and other Region Board members; help to identify members to participate on International-level committees and workgroups; serve as a member of the Conference Committee (as well as the Awards Committee, and, if necessary the Professional Certification Committee); and serve on the Executive Committee.

Other duties of the Past Chair include:

  • being available as a source of institutional knowledge for the Chair and the Board at large;
  • succession planning
  • chairing the Annual General Meeting
  • proposing annual revisions to the IABC Southern Region Bylaws, if necessary; and
  • producing or updating an IABC Southern Region Policy Manual.

For more information about the Past Chair role, please email pastchair@iabcsouthern.com.