AIHA’s Board of Directors plays a critical role in the association. The Board is the “face” of AIHA, establishes the organization’s strategic direction and goals, and monitors progress toward reaching those goals on behalf of the membership. Desired attributes include a demonstrated record of distinguished service and the potential for further contributions; demonstrated performance at the highest level in scientific, industrial, public sector, and/or educational communities; a commitment to devote the time necessary to effectively perform Board duties; and demonstrated expertise in industrial, environmental or occupational hygiene.

The Board meets face-to-face four times a year (generally in late February; at AIHce on the Sunday before and Wednesday late afternoon after conference; in July; and in November. In addition, a conference call is scheduled in early January to ratify Board candidate recommendations from the Nominating Committee. Additional conference calls may also be scheduled as the need arises.

The positions are as follows:

AIHA Vice President

Being an officer or director is an important responsibility with significant career enhancing rewards. On average, the duties of Vice President and President-elect may take up to 20 hours per month, and the duties of the president taking upwards of 40 hours per month. Duties of the past-president may take up to 20 hours per month.

Election as Vice President shall set into action the following automatic succession:

  • Vice President: 1-year term. Duties include those delegated by the Board or assigned by the President.
  • President-elect: 1-year term. Duties include those delegated by the Board or assigned by the President.
  • President: 1-year term. Duties include leading the Board’s strategic planning meeting in July and 3 other face-to-face meetings (normally in November, February and at AIHce each spring)
  • Past President: 1-year term. Duties shall include those delegated by or assigned by the President. The Past President shall also chair the Board Nominating and the AIHA Named Awards and Honors Committees.

To learn more about officer roles and responsibilities, click here.

Access Forms to Self-Nominate or to have an AIHA Member Nominate You for Vice President Here
(Nonmember nominations will NOT be considered)

AIHA Secretary-Elect

Election as Secretary-elect shall set in motion the following succession:

  • Secretary-elect: 1 year. Duties shall include support to the Secretary and any duties as delegated by the Board or assigned by the President or Secretary.
  • Secretary: 2 years. Duties shall include those delegated by the Board. The final year shall also include training the new Secretary-elect.

The Secretary shall ensure that minutes of the meetings of the Board and Executive Committee are recorded and retained in a manner consistent with the association's record retention policy; superintend the registration of proxies; supervise the conduct of ballots; assure that all notices are given in accordance with the provisions of AIHA Bylaws or as required by law; and, in general, perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and any other duties as delegated by the Board or assigned by the President. The Secretary shall serve a two-year term of office.

Being an officer or director is an important and time-consuming obligation (but with wonderful career enhancing rewards). On average, the duties of secretary take approximately 10-15 hours immediately following each face-to-face board meeting (less for conference calls).

To learn more about officer roles and responsibilities, click here.

Access Forms to Self-Nominate or to have an AIHA Member Nominate You for Secretary-elect Here​
(Nonmember nominations will NOT be considered)

AIHA Direct​or

Being a Director is an important responsibility with significant career enhancing rewards. On average, the duties of Director take approximately 5-10 hours per month. A Director shall serve one (1) three-year term of office.​

Access Forms to Self-Nominate or to have an AIHA Member Nominate You for Director ​Here​​
(Nonmember nominations will NOT be considered)