SIAM Nominating Committee

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L. Pamela Cook


Lori Diachin
Irene Fonseca
Jill Mesirov
Hinke Osinga
Michael Overton



The Nominating Committee is established by the SIAM Bylaws. Its role is to select a slate of candidates for the elected SIAM officers, elected members of the Council, and elected members of the Board of Trustees.

Committee Membership

The six members of this committee are chosen by virtue of their office or are chosen by the SIAM Council or Board of Trustees.

The SIAM Bylaws, Article VI, state:

Committee Operations and Procedures

The Nominating Committee typically meets by telephone in February to begin its deliberations. The Office of the Executive Director prepares for the committee a list of suggestions received from the previous ballot and other sources, and makes available membership data for the committee to use.

If the slate of candidates is not completed by the time of the SIAM Annual Meeting, then the committee may meet in person at that meeting to complete the slate.

Once the committee has prepared a slate of candidates (with alternates), the President contacts each individual to invite them to serve.

Once there is a slate of candidates who have expressed their willingness to run for office, the work of the Nominating Committee is complete. The Office of the Executive Director gathers the information necessary from each candidate and prepares the ballot. Since ballots go out the membership in September, it is important to have all information in and edited by mid-August. This includes statements from each candidate along with a bio in the format used for SIAM ballots.


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