Nominations Committee Candidate List Finalized

2019 is an election year for IBA Council. This year, there are three Officer positions: President, Vice-President (Americas), and Treasurer, and two Council positions open. The term for each position is 3-years, begins on January 10th, 2020 and ends on January 9th, 2023. In accordance with the bylaws, a nominations committee was formed in May 2019 by the IBA President. The Chair of the nominations committee is Frank van Manen and members are Marta De Barba, Alex Kopatz, and Martyn Obbard. The nominations committee recently finalized the list of candidates (listed below) and candidate statement will be published on the website as they become available in the next few weeks. Please don’t hesitate to contact any candidates with questions or to find out more about who they are and why they are running for IBA Council.

Nomination Period Now Open to IBA Membership

The nomination period is now open to all IBA members with current membership until September 8th, 2019 midnight CEST.  Nominations from IBA members can be self-nominations or nominations of other members meeting the eligibility requirements in accordance with the IBA bylaws. Any nominator must certify that nominees are members, have agreed to run for office, and have agreed to serve if elected. If you would like to nominate a member for this year’s election, please email the IBA Secretary, copying the person you are nominating. For specifics on voting and nominating eligibility please refer to the IBA Bylaws.

IBA Council Candidates January 10th, 2020 – January 9th 2023 Term

President
Candidate 2019 Election
John Hechtel

Retired Alaska Department of Fish and Game
United States of America

Vice President, Americas
Candidate 2019 Election
Mark Edwards

Royal Alberta Museum/University of Alberta
Canada

Vice President, Americas
Candidate 2019 Election

Karyn Rode

U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center
United States of America

Treasurer
Jennifer Fortin-Noreus Incumbent/Candidate 2019 Election

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
United States of America

Councillor
Candidate 2019 Election
Anne Hertel

Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre
University of South-Eastern Norway,
Department of Natural Sciences and Environmental Health
Germany (Collaboration with Norway and Sweden)

Councillor
Candidate 2019 Election

Lorraine Scotson

IUCN SSC Asian Wild Cattle Specialist Group
Soala Working Group
Scotland
Working in Lao PDR & Vietnam

Councillor
Candidate 2019 Election

Sandeep Sharma

University of Göttingen
Germany (Working in South Asia, primarily India)

Councillor
Candidate 2019 Election

Dave Telesco

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
United States of America

Councillor
Candidate 2019 Election

Konstantin Tirronen

Laboratory of Zoology, Institute of Biology Karelian Research Center of Russian Academy of Sciences
Russian Federation

Councillor
Candidate 2019 Election
Odbayar Tumendemberel

University of South-Eastern Norway
Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences
Mongolia and Norway

  This year we will be our second year using the IBA membership system for electronic voting. To access the electronic ballot, your membership needs to be current. Anyone who is a dues-paying or complimentary member of the IBA at the time that election ballots are sent out is eligible to vote in an election, with the exception that those people joining IBA for the first-time, as well as those whose memberships have been expired for ≥3 years must establish membership ≥3 months (August 15th, 2019) prior to the distribution of ballots to have voting privileges. For detailed information about election process, timeline, and balloting, please review the IBA Bylaws.

Timeline for the 2019 IBA Election*

August 01, 2019: Deadline for Nominations Committee
August 09– September 09, 2019: Open nomination period for IBA Members
November 15 – November 20, 2019: Election opens
December 15 – December 20, 2019 Midnight, Central European Time Zone (CET) UTC +1: Election closes