Nominations open for
2022 Nominating and Leadership Development Committee
Open nominations for the 2022 APHA Nominating and Leadership Development Committee.
Qualified candidates should submit their interest in running for a committee position.
The open committee positions will be elected during the 2022 APHA Convention. Nomination submissions must be received in the APHA office no later than October 5, 2021. Provide a letter of intent, resume’ and biography summary to the committee liaison Jennifer Crites at email@example.com.
Additional nominations can be made by any APHA State Director by notifying the chairman of the Nominating Committee (Casey West at firstname.lastname@example.org) at least 60 days prior to the annual APHA Convention.
Criteria for eligibility
- Served as an APHA Director for at least 3 years and is a current member of the State Directors (formerly known as the Board of Directors)
- Served on an APHA Advisory Committee or Task force for at least 3 years
- APHA member in good standing (not under any form of APHA disciplinary action)
- Able to devote approximately 4 days (plus travel days), each year for meetings and must be available for conference calls as needed
- Willing to abide by and sign the Code of Conduct and maintain a high level of confidentiality
- Willing to recuse oneself from matters or votes that may present a conflict of interest
- Has 80% participation rating or higher on all Advisory or Task Force Committee assignments for the past 3 years
Article XIV-Nominating and Leadership Development Committee
Section 14.1 Composition:
The Nominating and Leadership Development Committee shall be composed of 9 voting members, with the Immediate Past President serving as Committee Chair. The President and President-elect shall serve as members of the committee with voting privileges. the 6 members at large will be elected by the State Directors in accordance with policies and procedures established by the Board of Directors from time to time.
A. Nominating and Leadership Development Committee members cannot be Board of Director candidates.
B. A minimum of four members from the previous year’s Nominating and Leadership Development Committee shall remain on the Committee the following year.
C. No member of the Committee may serve more than three consecutive years.
D. Every reasonable effort shall be made to ensure the composition of the Committee reflects a geographic balance.
Section 14.2 Purpose:
The Nominating and Leadership development Committee shall present nominations for positions on the Board of Directors (with the exception of Officers) and the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee. Whenever possible, the Committee shall present a slate consisting of more candidates than there are open positions. the Board of Directors with the advice of the Committee shall from time to time develop and publish selection criteria as well as procedures to ensure that the pool of candidates meets those criteria and reflect as much as possible the diversity of the membership.
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APHA Committee Chair & Vice-Chair Spotlight
APHA International Advisory Committee
Committee Chair – Helena Ryan
Helena is a proud Irish woman and still lives in Ireland. She was a late starter into the equine world, getting her first horse at 31, but immediately found the Western style of riding. After a few short years, Helena found her first Paint Horse and has not looked back. Helena is a CPA and the financial controller of PlantCert Ltd, a company she formed with her husband Martin 12 years ago. Helena is also an accredited mediator, an APHA show manager, and president of the UK Paint Horse Association. Having attended both the 2019 and 2020 Conventions in Fort Worth, Helena took over as chair of the International Advisory Committee in 2020 and also serves on the Equestrian Experience Committee and the PAC Task Force. Helena became PAC World E-Show Trail Champion in 2020 with her home-trained ADMS Tripple Loot. Helena is also a musician, a fan of 4x4s, American muscle cars, cruiser motorbikes and has recently begun clay pigeon shooting, but is adamant none of these will take over her passion for Paint Horses and the dream of competing in Europe, riding at the 2022 European Championships and continuing to serve APHA with a focus on international members.
Committee Vice-Chair – Peggy Cummings
Peggy Cummings’ lifelong interest in horses began in Northeastern Colorado, USA. Her first horse, named Stardusty, was a sorrel overo that she received on her 12th birthday. Their first belt buckle was for barrel racing at the 4-H show at the county fair. As Logan County Rodeo Queen, she led the parade down the streets of her hometown and participated in the Cheyenne Frontier Days Parade. Peggy trained as a professional librarian and researcher in her other life and is president of Literary Research Company, LLC which keeps her active in the industry. Today, in conjunction with her husband Wendell, she owns and operates Paynter’s Paint Ranch, home of stallions, Diablos Painted Doc and Valentines Hickory, as well as many other APHA and NRCHA Championship paint horses. Being vice-chair of the APHA International Committee is a fun and rewarding experience for her.