Call for Nominations to ISSMO Executive Committee

Dear ISSMO Members,

The ISSMO Executive Committee (EC) for the next 4 year term, 2019-2023, will be elected by electronic voting and announced at the General Assembly Meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, during WCSMO-13 in Beijing, China.  The upcoming election will identify 8 members to serve on the Executive Committee along with the current President and current Secretary General, who will carry over in roles of Past President and Past Secretary General per the ISSMO Constitution.

Nominations are sought for individuals to serve on the Executive Committee.  The candidate and the nominator must be a Full Member of ISSMO (Full Member status is achieved by attending a past WCSMO).  Self-nominations are not eligible.  Current Executive Committee Members are eligible to be nominated for re-election.  

The nominator will have the responsibility to check with the candidate whether he/she will accept the nomination and provide a one page document to include bio-sketch with photo and a statement of motivation that will be shared with the ISSMO community in the election materials.  The one-page document containing the bio-sketch and statement of motivation must follow the template found here and be submitted in pdf format.  Additionally, the nominator should provide a brief statement recommending the nominee.

Please send your nomination(s), including the nominee’s election materials, by email no later than April 26, 2019, to Secretary General, Jamie Guest at:, with cc to ISSMO President Gengdong Cheng at:  It is emphasized that the nominee’s bio-sketch and statement of motivation must follow the provided template and be submitted in pdf format.

James Guest
Secretary General, ISSMO

p.s. – Information regarding the ISSMO Executive Committee may be found in the ISSMO Constitution (  The following is a relevant excerpt:

The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, two Vice-Presidents, the Secretary-General, the Treasurer and five additional members which include the Past-President and the Past-Secretary-General. The members of the Executive Committee are to be elected for a four year term. Any Full Member of the Society can be nominated for the Executive Committee. A call sent via e-mail to all Full Members of ISSMO for nomination of members of a new EC should be launched six weeks before the voting process begins. Nominations, including a one page candidate bio-sketch, will be closed one week before the voting process starts. Information on nominees will be uploaded on the ISSMO home page on the day before the voting process starts. The nominator will have the responsibility to check with the candidate whether he/she will accept the nomination. The electronic voting is to be closed at mid-night before the ISSMO General Assembly Meeting is being held. Normally eight new EC members are to be elected and thus only those ballots are valid in which exactly eight candidates are voted for. Members of the Executive Committee must represent a fair geographical distribution, reflecting the membership of the Society. No more than 50% of the Executive Committee may be from any one continent and at least three continents must be represented in this group. If only two continents would be represented on the EC on the basis of the election, then the elected candidate with the least number of votes from those two continents is replaced by the candidate with the highest number of votes from the remaining continents. The new Executive Committee takes over immediately and elects the new office bearers.

The Executive Committee is to meet at least once every two years and is to comply with all decisions at General Assembly meetings. All important decisions between meetings must be approved by the Executive Committee.