The Obesity Society Nominations

The call for nominations has now closed.

The Obesity Society is no longer accepting nominations for Council and the Nominating Committee.

Nominees must be Fellows or regular members of The Obesity Society in good standing.  North American and international residents are eligible for office.

The Council and Nominating Committee of The Obesity Society are elected by active members of the Society during our annual election process.

All nominations should consider the goal of having a diverse Council and Nominating Committee with respect to intellectual interests as well as gender, race/ethnicity, and age.

Council Seats for Elections

There are SEVEN vacancies on Council. Councilors serve in an advisory role, having specific roles in relationship to the current requirements of the Society. These responsibilities include oversight of committees, sections, and task forces, along with coordinating activities to meet strategic goals. Office term for Councilors is three years with the exception of Vice President, who subsequently serves as President-Elect, President and Immediate Past President (4-year commitment).

SEVEN positions include the following:

  1. Vice President
  2. Secretary/Treasurer – MUST possess sufficient financial expertise to serve in the role. Prior service on TOS Audit and Finance Committees, preferred.
  3. Council  – At-Large
  4. Council  – At-Large
  5. Council  – At-Large-Canada
  6. Council   -Advocacy/Public Affairs/Regulatory
  7. Council  – Basic/Experimental/Preclinical

Current Council members can be found here.

Nominating Committee Seats for Election

There are FOUR vacancies on the Nominating Committee. This committee is critical in the development and subsequent nomination of strong candidates for elected office. It is their responsibility to review incoming nominations for vacant positions, seek candidates for positions that have not received nominations and decide the slate of candidates for Nominating Committee and Council for the annual election.

The current Nominating Committee can be found here.

Council Seat Nomination Instructions

Self-Nominations

  • Submit your nomination by indicating the position of interest
    • The nomination must include 10 signatures of support from current members of The Obesity Society (10 signatures on one letter or 10 individual letters will be accepted)
  • Include your complete CV
  • Photo for use in election ballot
  • Statement (no more than 500 words). The statement may be edited by TOS staff for clarity and consistency to fit the space available for publication. The 500 word statement should be separate from the nomination letter and must have the following three categories:
  1. Background and experience
  2. Involvement with The Obesity Society
  3. Vision for The Obesity Society (Please include the direction you think TOS should take in the next few years, the major challenges you see facing the Society and what you see as TOS’s major potential sources of growth and strength)

Nominate a Colleague
Verify with the person you are nominating they have an interest in serving.  Follow the same instructions as stated above.

Nominating Committee Nomination Instructions

Self Nominations

  • Include your complete CV
  • Photo for use in election ballot
  • Statement (no more than 500 words). The statement may be edited by TOS staff for clarity and consistency to fit the space available for publication. The 500 word statement should be separate from the nomination letter and must have the following three categories:
  1. Background and experience
  2. Involvement with The Obesity Society
  3. Vision for The Obesity Society (Please include the direction you think TOS should take in the next few years, the major challenges you see facing the Society and what you see as TOS’s major potential sources of growth and strength)

Nominate a Colleague
Verify with the person you are nominating they have an interest in serving.  Follow the same instructions as stated above.

Submitting the Nomination

All nominations should be submitted by email to governance@obesity.org indicating in the subject line the name of the nominee and the position of interest.

Please contact governance@obesity.org if you have additional questions.

THE DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS HAS PASSED.