It is once again time to elect the next board for the U.S. Reinsurance Under 40s Group.
This year has been a great one for the Re Under 40s, with our group having had yet another successful tour to Zurich and Munich, along with numerous events and continued growth of our membership. We would like for even more of our Members to become involved in assisting with the management of the Group's affairs!
The term of the new Board will run from July 1, 2013 until June 30, 2014. Below are descriptions of the various Board positions. Please contact the current board members or Rob DiUbaldo, the current President, if you have any questions.
Our schedule of election-related activities is as follows:
June 11 - No later than June 11, please email email@example.com and identify the position(s) for which you would like to run. There is no limit on how many positions one can run for, although we suggest that you identify no more than three or four (maximum). All candidates should provide a brief (a paragraph or two) written summary explaining why you are interested in and the best candidate for the position(s).
June 25 @ 6:00 PM EST - Annual General Meeting by Conference Call - during this meeting, all candidates will have an opportunity to present to our members on why we should vote for them.
June 26 to June 28 - Online voting.
July 1 - The new Board takes effect.
Once the chairs are elected, the new Board will send out an email regarding open committee positions. This coming term, we expect to have an Events Committee, Newsletter Committee, Finance Committee and Tour Committee.
The U.S. Reinsurance Under 40s Group has four Executive Board positions, as follows:
The President of the Re Under 40s shall preside at all meetings of Members and of the Board of Directors; shall generally perform other administrative tasks for the Re Under 40s as becomes necessary; he/she shall see that all orders and resolutions of the Board of Directors are carried into effect; and shall generally work with the other Board and committee members to further the goals of the Re Under 40s. The President oversees all of the Group's committees to ensure that projects are carried out in an efficient and productive manner. The President also is the face of the organization in many ways and shall work with the Vice President, and the rest of the Board, to improve and maintain professional contacts within the industry. The President's obligations go far beyond the description in this paragraph as the President oversees all Group developments.
The Vice President's primary role is to assist the President in leading the Group. The VP endeavors to assist the President with responsibilities and will oversee various committees and board members, as agreed with the President. The VP coordinates outreach for the Group, by working with various (re)insurance industry groups and entities as well as local chapters of the Group. The VP is also the keeper of the Group's by-laws.
Treasurer The Treasurer retains custody of all funds and securities of the Re Under 40s (in addition to the President) and maintains full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements in books belonging to the Association and deposits all moneys and other valuable effects in the name and to the credit of the Re Under 40s in such depositories as may be designated by the Board of Directors. He/she is responsible for disbursing the funds of the Re Under 40s as may be ordered by the Board of Directors, taking proper vouchers for such disbursements, and rendering to the Board of Directors at its regular meetings, or whenever the Board of Directors may require it, an account of all his/her transactions as Treasurer, and of the financial condition of the Re Under 40s. The Treasurer also presides over the Finance Committee and has regular interaction with the various other Chairs on an as needed basis. The Treasurer is responsible for filing annual state and federal income tax returns as appropriate to maintain non-profit and/or tax-exempt status respectively. Lastly the treasurer maintains a budget for the term and provides reimbursement to Board Members for previously authorized expenses.
In addition to the Executive Board, the U.S. Reinsurance Under 40s Board is made up of six Committee Chairs, as follows:
Communications and Membership Chair
The Communications Chair is the primary liaison with the Group's members, and works with the Board to communicate with our members. The Chair maintains the Group's membership list and coordinates communications to the members and also maintains the Group's Facebook and LinkedIn accounts. The Communications Chair often assists in preparing for Group events.
The Education Chair creates learning opportunities and events for Re Under 40 members by showcasing industry knowledge and expertise through various formats (presentations, panelist speakers, Q&A, etc). Responsibilities include creating event topics, finding appropriate venues, liaising with event hosts/sponsors/presenters, moderating events, and managing all event-related activities.
The Technology Chair maintains the Group's website and coordinates other technology-related activities for the Group.
The Tour Chair is responsible for planning the location of the Tour as well as coordinating the speakers, topics and activities. The Tour Chair is also responsible for helping to market the event and recruit tour participants. Following the event, the Tour Chair is in charge of creating a Tour Report which summarizes the entire trip. The first Tour took place February 2012 in London, and the second Tour occurred this past April in Zurich and Munich (a report is in the process of being finalized).