Board of Directors Nomination Process

Board of Directors Nomination Process

RAPS is seeking qualified individuals to serve on the RAPS board of directors for the 2018–2020 term. This is an opportunity to lead the premier global organization for regulatory professionals and to help shape the future of the regulatory profession. The board is the strategic governing and policy body of RAPS. Members of the board are instrumental in identifying opportunities to advance the profession as well as continually improve and expand association programs and services that support the profession worldwide.

2018–2020 Board Position Openings

  • President–Elect (one open position)
  • Directors (four open positions)

For additional information, please visit Board of Directors Position Descriptions and Duties.

Timeline for Nomination Process

The general process and timeline for the 2017 nomination process are:

  • Call for applications open to all voting members: 13 February—31 March 2017
  • Nominations committee review: April 2017
  • Nominations committee announces slate: June 2017*

How to Submit a Nomination

Potential nominees must be full members in good standing and must complete and submit the following materials by 31 March 2017:

  • Review criteria used for RAPS officers and directors 
  • Nomination Form
  • Submit completed nomination form and resume or abbreviated curriculum vitae to
  • Email at least two letters of support of the nomination to (Letters do not need to be attached to the nomination but must be received by 31 March 2017. Letters should address the candidate’s professional leadership experience and abilities, ability to serve as a director and ambassador for RAPS, and the candidate’s ability to engage in collegial, strategic discussion and debate.)

Criteria Used for the Selection of Board of Directors Candidates

In reviewing candidates, the RAPS nominations committee will consider:

  • Leadership and experience in the regulatory profession, including multinational work
  • Involvement with and service to RAPS
  • Strategic thinking and the ability to envision opportunities for the profession globally
  • Positive leadership attributes and the ability to work collaboratively and engage in debate and discussion
  • Commitment to participate in three to four meetings per year and to engage in regular review of monthly updates
  • Ability to represent RAPS as an ambassador with agencies and other organizations

* Additional eligible candidates may be submitted by active voting members by submitting nomination materials plus written support of one hundred active and life RAPS members in good standing within thirty days after the nominations committee presents its slate of candidates to membership. If additional qualified nominees are submitted, then electronic voting will be conducted.