Amendments and Slate of Officers to be Decided
Attendees at the 45th Annual FIAAA State Conference in Kissimmee will decide on three proposed amendments to the FIAAA Constitution and on the slate of officers presented by the Nominating Committee. The following three amendments are being proposed:
Article IV, Section I – Board of Directors
D. Executive Board
The Executive Board shall consist of the following officers: President, President-Elect, Vice President, Immediate Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, Chaplain, Historian, and the Designated Past President elected by the Past Presidents Committee. Officers of the Executive Board, except for the Chaplain and Historian, shall be active athletic administrators elected to a one-year term. The Executive Director will serve as an ex officio, non-voting member of the Executive Board. The Executive Board shall meet at least once a year at such time and place as designated by the President. The President reserves the right to invite other such members of the Board to attend any meeting of the Executive Board.
Rationale: The positions Chaplain, and Historian are usually held by individuals that have an expertise related to the position and should not be restricted by the active athletic administrator requirement, as determined by the Nominating Committee or the membership.
I. Immediate Past President
The Immediate Past President shall be the most immediate available Past President, as per paragraphs D and O of this Section. The Immediate Past President shall assume the duties of the President in his/her absence or inability to act. Once he/she has completed his/her term as the Immediate Past President, he/she is no longer eligible to hold a position of President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer on the Executive Board,
unless elected as per Article VI, Section I, Paragraph I and as permitted in Article IV, Section I, Paragraph D or as Historian. He/she shall be responsible for carrying out all duties of the Immediate Past President so listed in the FIAAA Handbook.
Rationale: The Immediate Past President should not be restricted to being able to serve on the Executive Board if the individual holds the expertise of being able to serve as the Chaplain or Historian, as determined by the Nominating Committee or the membership.
Article IV, Section I – committees
N. Executive Director Evaluation Committee
The President shall appoint an Executive Director Evaluation Committee to evaluate, on an annual basis, the Executive Director. The committee shall be made up of the Immediate Past President, Designated Past President, Treasurer, four district directors (one from each of the four FHSAA Sections) and two At-Large Directors (those being the Corporate Sponsorship chair and the PDA chair). The Immediate Past President shall serve as the chair of this committee.
Rationale: The FIAAA Constitution, as well as the Duties & Expectation and the Management Agreement of the Executive, require that the Executive Director be evaluated on an annual basis. This committee will develop and carry out the process for evaluating the Executive Director.
The slate of officers being presented are as follows:
- President – Valerie Miyares, CAA
- President-Elect – Eric Lape, CAA
- Vice President – Jay Getty, CAA
- Secretary – Tammie Talley, CAA
- Treasurer – Casey Thiele, CAA
- Chaplain – Scott Drabczyk, CMAA
- Historian – Michael Colby, CMAA
- Immediate Past President – Marcus Gabriel, CAA
The debate and voting on these items will take place Monday, May 8, 2023, during the Annual Meeting of the FIAAA.
Awards and Chris Hixon Sportsmanship Award Forms
- Starting 2022-2023 FIAAA in partnership with FinalForms has streamlined the awards nomination process. All applications will be available on the FIAAA FinalForms AMP portal.
Athletic Director’s Mentoring Minute
- The Athletic Director’s Mentoring Minute taps into real-life situations that athletic directors face throughout the year. It is an easy read and can help you handle situations without reinventing the wheel. It has been used with coaches as a tool to promote professional development to assist coaches to be proactive in their quest to run a first-class program. Please consider this to be a tool that will help you be successful in your career. Dan Comeau CMAA
NIAAA Mentoring Committee Quarterly Newsletter (September 2022: Volume 1)
- Mentor Committee Purpose Statement:
The Mentor Committee seeks to assist in providing tools for the novice and experienced athletic administrator alike and can serve as an important agent of sustainability for the honorable position of an Athletic Administrator.
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