Elections and no Politics – VOTE for Pass BoD

It is that time of year again, time to vote. Not only do Americans get to vote soon for the next POTUS, Pass members from around the world get to vote for three (3) board of director seats. This year there are 2 Regional; USA/Canada & LATAM. The 3rd is an open, meaning any candidate can assume this seat.

Why it is important to vote

These seats are important to everyone, not just the region they represent. Each board member is assigned a portfolio to manage, those portfolios have a great impact on the community. For us locally the big portfolios are Chapters & SQLSaturday, these hit closer to home than some of the others. You need to vote so that our voices are heard and carried through.

Where to learn more

As with any election it is important that you vote and that you use the information provided to help make your decision. This link will provide you with links to each of the candidates details & platform information: http://www.sqlpass.org/Elections/Candidates.aspx Want to know more about the election process; Pass Board Election Overview and How Seats are Awarded are useful in understanding how this all works. I served on the NomCom and did a blog series about my experience: http://clarkcreations.net/blog/nom-com-2014/

Your Candidates

LATAM & Open
Eduardo Castro
USA/Canada & Open
Ben Miller
Paresh Motiwala
Wendy Pastrick
Jason Strate
Allen White

NomCom Score card

During interviews, the Nomination Committee (NomCom) scored each candidate according to the ideal Candidate Description . The NomCom scoring is as follows:
Candidate Experience Strategic Vision Understanding Other Written & Verbal Communication Skills Leadership / Management / Experience / Skills Financial / Budget Experience References Influence Time Management Skills
with PASS for PASS of PASS Board Experience
Wendy Pastrick 4 3 3.8 2.6 3 2.8 3 3.8 2.8 2.5
Ben Miller 3.6 3.2 3.3 2.5 3.8 3.8 3.5 3.3 3 3.8
Allen White 4 3.3 4 3.3 3.3 3.5 3.3 3.6 3.6 3.3
Eduardo Castro 3.5 2.8 3.5 3.2 2.6 3.5 3 3.3 3.6 3.2
Jason Strate 3.5 2.6 3.2 1.5 3.2 2.3 1.8 3.5 3.33 3.33
Paresh Motiwala 2.8 2.3 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.6 2.5 3.2 2.3 2.3

Upcoming dates:

Oct 5: Balloting Opens
Oct 6: Twitter Chat events
Oct 11: Campaigning and Balloting closes at noon pacific
Oct 12: Election Results announced
Good Luck everyone!
*If you have any questions our would like help in finding other information please email tamera.clark@gmail.com.

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