Details of New Governance Plan

At its March 20-21 meeting in Prague, the Board of Directors announced a new governance plan that is geared at providing all domestic members with equal representation. The proposed restructuring is expected to reduce costs and create a smaller, more agile Board while unifying ASTA’s leadership.

Ultimately, the new governance structure, if ratified by the membership, would be comprised of nine national directors elected at-large for two-year, staggered terms, three chapter presidents, the chair of the International Chapter Presidents’ Council (ICPC), and two Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) members. (As part of the governance transition plan, the seven directors from odd-numbered areas who currently serve on the Board and were elected a year ago, will finish out their full terms.) The chapter structure will remain unchanged.

This section contains a FAQ about the proposed changes and other related documents will be posted soon.

On-line voting will be conducted for the governance restructuring plan from May 4 – May 18, 2006. Eligible voters will receive their unique ballot control number and voting instruction by email on May 4. The deadline for receipt of ballots is 5:00 ET on Thursday, May 18, 2006. Referendum results will be announced May 19, 2006.

Please check you membership profile to ensure that your current email address is correctly listed with ASTA.

Questions on voting and on the referendum should be addressed to