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April 7, 2015

To State Board Chairs/Presidents; Executive Directors; Delegates and Associates:

The Nominating Committee of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), is now seeking state board members and NASBA associates interested in serving on NASBA’s Board of Directors. Interested and qualified candidates should submit letters of interest directly to the Committee since there is no requirement that such letters must be submitted through a state board.

The nomination period will be open from April 1, 2015 to May 28, 2015.

State Boards of Accountancy

The State Boards of Accountancy are regulatory agencies that are responsible for administering the Uniform CPA Examination, licensing of certified public accountants (CPAs) and CPA firms, regulating the public accounting practice, continuing professional education, and peer review. There are a total of 55 boards; one board for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and the Commonwealth of North Mariana Islands.

Board of Directors Information

The Board of Directors is composed of a Chair, Vice Chair, Past Chair, nine Directors-at-Large and a Regional Director from each of the eight Regions.

Directors-at-Large are elected for a three-year term and may serve a maximum of two terms, plus any unexpired terms. Thus, three of the nine Directors-at-Large will be elected at the 2015 Annual Meeting. They are expected to:

  • Attend NASBA Board meetings held four times a year.
  • Attend one regional meeting (Eastern or Western).
  • Chair a committee of the Board of Directors.
  • It is estimated said service will comprise of a minimum of 100 hours per year.
  • Be seriously committed to participate actively in Board and committee work.

Regional Directors are elected for one-year term and may serve a maximum of three terms. All Regional Directors must be members of their State Board of Accountancy at the time of election or appointment, or within six months of completion of their state board term prior to their election or appointment. Thus, all of the Regional Directors will be elected at the 2015 Annual Meeting. Interested individuals will receive a questionnaire for their completion. The Regional Directors are required to:

  • Attend NASBA Board meetings held four times a year.
  • Attend the Relations with Member Boards Committee meeting which is held on Thursday afternoon before the Board of Directors meeting held on the following Friday.
  • Be seriously committed to participate actively in Board and committee work.
  • Attend and moderate sessions of your appropriate boards’ Regional Meeting.
  • Participate in the State Board of Accountancy orientation session held at your region’s Regional Meeting.
  • Conduct Regional conference calls twice a year if needed.
  • It is estimated that said service will comprise a minimum of 100 hours per year.

The deadline for receiving these nominations is Monday, May 28, 2015.

Please send your letter of interest AND biographical information to Carlos E. Johnson, Nominating Committee Chair, via mail to NASBA, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219, via fax to 615-880-4291 or via e-mail to: aholt@nasba.org.

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