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Independent Director Nominations

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As a Federation member, you may put forward a candidate for the Independent Director seats on the Board of Directors. There are two Independent Director Seats open to be filled at Annual Meeting. One Independent Director Seat is for a four-year term and the other is for a two-year term. You may put forward any Senior Active Member of the Federation who meets the definition of independent under Federation Bylaw 303, Section 3. The Nominating Committee will select two Independent Director candidates for recommendation to the Board of Directors. The election for the Independent Director seats will take place at the Federation Annual Meeting on January 14, 2017.

After you put forward an Independent Director candidate, s/he will be notified of the nomination and will be required to submit an Expression of Interest packet to the Nominating Committee. This packet will provide the Committee with the necessary information to make its selection of the appropriate Independent Director candidates.

Nominees may be invited to interview with the Nominating Committee. This will be an opportunity for the Nominating Committee to gather additional information.

The Nominating Committee will recommend its nominees to the Board no later than December 15, 2016.

Important Dates:

  • September 15: Nomination Period Opens
  • October 31: Nomination Period Closes
  • November: Interviews of nominees may occur
  • December 15: Nominating Committee deadline to submit to the Board its nominations for Independent Director seats
  • January 14: Board Meeting and Independent Director election
  • These dates are approximate dates and may be adjusted as needed.

Please direct any questions to the Nominating Committee’s staff liaison, Sonja Keating at (859) 225-2045 or [email protected]

In order to submit your nomination to the Nominating Committee for consideration, you must complete all fields below.

Nominee Information

Describe the Candidate's qualification as independent (For purposes of the bylaws, "independent" shall mean an individual who

  • Is not, and has not been within the last three years, an employee of the Federation or an affiliate of the Federation, and does not have a relative who is, or has been within the last three years, a key employee of the Federation or an affiliate of the Federation;
  • Has not received, and does not have a relative who has received, in any of the last three fiscal years, more than $10,000 in direct compensation from the Federation or an affiliate of the Federation (other than reimbursement for expenses reasonably incurred as a director or reasonable compensation for service as a director as permitted by law);
  • Is not a current employee of or does not have a substantial financial interest in, and does not have a relative who is a current officer of or has a substantial financial interest in, any entity that has made payments to, or received payments from, the Federation or an affiliate of the Federation for property or services in an amount which, in any of the last three fiscal years, exceeds the lesser of $25,000 or 2 percent of the Federation’s consolidated gross revenues. For purposes of this subparagraph, “payments” do not include charitable contributions; and
  • Has not served as a consultant, supplier, competition licensee, service provider, or Officer of the Federation; and none of the individual’s relatives has served in any of the foregoing positions. Bylaw 303, Section 3).

Please tell the Nominating Committee about the skills possessed by your Candidate that demonstrate why s/he is the best candidate to lead the Federation.